On 01-16-21 at approximately 8:16 p.m., a City of Carbondale police officer conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle for an equipment violation in the 500 block of West Main Street. The driver was identified as Jaylyn L. Williams, 23, of DuQuoin and the passenger was identified as Keenan Parson, 26, of Marion. The officer learned Parson had a warrant out of Union County, Il. Parson was arrested for the warrant. During the investigation, the officer located a small amount of raw illegal cannabis in the vehicle and a handgun under Parson’s seat. The handgun was reported stolen from Cape Girardeau, Mo. Officers arrested Williams and issued him a civil law citation for Possession of Cannabis and released him (no photo available). Officers charged Parson with Possession of Stolen Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon. Parson was incarcerated. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.
Keenan A. Parson, 26, of Marion
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