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Posted on: August 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Arrest

On July 25th, 2021 at approximately 12:28 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Officers did not find any victims or property damage. In the course of the investigation, officers identified Jonquel M. Gaston, 23 of Carbondale as the suspect who fired a handgun. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Gaston for the original charge of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. 

On August 24th, 2021 at approximately 12:20 a.m., Officers located Gaston in the 300 block of South Marion Street and arrested him on the warrant for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Gaston is incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. 


Jonquel M. Gaston, 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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