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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Reckless Discharge of a Firearm

On August 28, 2021 at approximately 9:08 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 700 block of South Lewis Lane regarding a report of gunshots. Officers did not locate anyone injured, but they did locate property damage to a residence.  Further investigation led to the identification of the suspect as Josten T. Denwood, 29 of Carbondale.  On 09/02/21, officers saw Denwood in a vehicle, and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of Main Street and Lewis Lane.  Denwood fled from the vehicle on foot and was eventually captured by officers after a foot pursuit.  A handgun was located in the vehicle from which Denwood fled.  Officers charged Denwood with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Resisting a Peace Officer, and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Denwood is incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The SIU Carbondale Department of Public Safety assisted with the arrest. 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.

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Josten T. Denwood, 29 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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