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Posted on: April 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon Investigation

On 04/12/21 at approximately 2:48 p.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department received a report of a male firing a handgun at a residence in the 300 block of West Cherry Street and fleeing on a bicycle.   Officers responding to the area located the suspect, Thomas Hudson, age 56 of Carbondale, riding a bicycle in the area.  Thomas initially resisted officers’ efforts to stop him, but he was taken into custody without further incident.  Hudson was found to be in possession of a handgun.  Hudson was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, No Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and Resisting a Peace Officer. Hudson was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.  The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.


Thomas L Hudson, age 56 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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