On 01-26-22 at 5:22 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of North Washington Street in reference to a report of an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon complaint. Officers learned the victim and suspect were socializing in the 200 block of East Chestnut Street when the suspect displayed what appeared to be a firearm. The suspect used the weapon to hit the victim multiple times. The victim fled and called the police. The victim was taken to the emergency room for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Officers located and arrested the suspect, Tyler W Edwards, age 22 of Carbondale for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon other than a Firearm, as well as an arrest warrant from Williamson County for Criminal Trespass to Residence while persons were present. Additional charges may be pending. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the police department at (618) 549-2121. The investigation continues.
Tyler W. Edwards, 22 of Carbondale
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. 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!