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Posted on: February 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 02-25-2021 at approximately 7:10 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 200 block of East Sycamore Street regarding a report of an aggravated discharge of a firearm.  The suspect, identified as Jalen Cobb, age 27 of Carbondale, was not located.  While officers were at the scene, a witness identified the suspect’s vehicle, driving in the area.  Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  Officers determined the suspect wasn’t in the vehicle but, did locate two handguns and an illegal amount of cannabis.  One of the handguns was discovered to have been reported as stolen to another police agency.  During the course of the investigation officers arrested Courtney Hunter, age 21 of Danville Illinois, and Jajuan Smith, age 22 of Carbondale, for Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis.  After consulting with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Officer Hunter was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail and Smith was released with a notice to appear in court.  There were no injuries reported with either incident.  Cobb is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information about Cobb’s whereabouts or either incident is encouraged to call the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS (2677).  The investigation into both incidents are active and on-going. 

Jalen R. Cobb, age 27 of Carbondale

(Photo from 2018 arrest) 

Courtney D.  Hunter, age 21 of Danville, IL 

JaJuan E. Smith, age 22 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 Stoppers does!

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