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Armed Robbery Investigation- Arrest

On 11-11-2017, at 6:30 p.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to Staples, 1325 East Main Street, in reference to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  Officers learned that a male suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect pepper-sprayed one employee before he fled the business in a white, newer model vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

During the course of investigation, detectives learned of a similar robbery which had recently occurred in Rolla, Missouri and at least one other similar robbery that had also recently occurred in Arnold, Missouri. In a collaborative effort with detectives from those departments, officers identified the suspect as Tyler D. Johnson, age 33, of St. Louis, Missouri. On 11-13-17 at 11:00 p.m., Johnson was located at a Carbondale hotel and arrested without incident. Johnson was charged with Armed Robbery and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition by a Felon for the robbery in Carbondale. Johnson also had an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with two counts each of Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action for the incidents in Arnold, MO.  He was incarcerated in Jackson County Jail. A $500,000 bond was set for his Jackson County charges. Since his arrest, Rolla, MO police have obtained an arrest warrant for Johnson, charging him with Robbery, Armed Criminal Action and Assault 2nd Degree. A $500,000 bond was set on this warrant.

The Carbondale Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Rolla, Missouri Police Department and the Arnold, Missouri Police Department. The investigation is continuing. 

Tyler Darnell Johnson, age 33

St. Louis, Missouri

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677).  Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.  Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime.  Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously.  Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does! 


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