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Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons Arrest

On 06-17-18 at 2:00 a.m., officers with the City of Carbondale Police were in the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue monitoring crowds at bar-closing time. Around 2:18 a.m., officers observed a disturbance begin among a group of people in the alleyway behind the businesses. As officers approached the disturbance they heard several gunshots. As the officers ran to the area of the gunshots, they saw a male firing a handgun in the direction of a vehicle that was fleeing the alleyway. Officers ordered the male to drop his weapon, and he immediately complied. The male, identified as Brett Jones, age 22 of DeSoto, was arrested without further incident.  Officers heard an additional gunshot come from an occupant of the vehicle as it fled the area.  That vehicle was subsequently located unoccupied on East Oak Street and it was impounded.  There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

Jones was charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggraded Unlawful Use of Weapons and incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.

Two other vehicles were involved in a traffic crash as a result of the original vehicle’s actions. There were no injuries as a result of the traffic crash.

Brett I. Jones, age 22 of DeSoto, IL

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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