On 09/03/21 City of Carbondale Police Officers became aware of an accusation of animal cruelty that was alleged to have ended in the death of a dog in the 1100 block of East Walnut in the month of June, 2021. Officers initiated an investigation into the matter. This investigation led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for Jacob K. Spradling, 22 of Murphysboro, for the charge of Animal Cruelty on 09/08/21. Spradling was located later in the day at a residence in Murphysboro and arrested without incident. He was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was released on $50,000 bond. The Carbondale Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Murphysboro Police Department, Murphysboro Animal Control and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office. 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.
Jacob K. Spradling, 22 of Murphysboro
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!