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On 05-11-2020 at approximately 6:21 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of South Lewis Lane in reference to a report of a person displaying a firearm. Officers located the suspect, identified as Kevonta Thomas, 24 years old of Carbondale, who fled on foot into a residence. At approximately 10:00 pm, Thomas fled from the residence in a vehicle and was pursued by officers. Officers stopped Thomas and he was arrested without further incident.
Officers charged Thomas with being an Armed Habitual Criminal, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass to Real Property and Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer for the original incident. Thomas was also charged with Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Reckless Driving and several other traffic violations. Thomas was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS. The investigation is currently active and ongoing.
Kevonta C. Thomas, 24 of Carbondale
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