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Home Invasion, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Battery Arrests
On 01-02-22 at 7:07 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 600 block of West Mill Street regarding a kidnapping. Officers arrived at the residence and found evidence of a disturbance. During the course of the investigation, officers located the victim safe in Murphysboro and in need of serious medical treatment. The victim was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment. The investigation revealed Justin D. Carr, 39 of Carbondale, and another suspect, later identified as Jalyn A. Rush, 22 of Lexington, IL, forced entry into the residence and battered the victim. They then took the victim, who was an acquaintance, by force to another location where the victim was battered. The victim was eventually able to escape the suspects and flee to safety.
On 01-05-22 officers located and arrested Carr and the Rush without incident. Officers charged Carr with Home Invasion, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Aggravated Battery. Officers also charged Rush with Home Invasion, Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Battery. Additional charges against Carr and Rush may be forthcoming as the investigation continues. Carr and Rush were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The Murphysboro Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.
Justin D. Carr, 39 of Carbondale
Jayln A Rush, 22 of Lexington, IL
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!