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Posted on: April 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery Investigation

On 04-14-22 at 12:42 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 700 block of East Main Street in reference to a report of an injured person.  The investigation revealed the victim was injured as a result of an armed robbery during a pre-arranged drug transaction. The victim was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspects as Donatela D. Sommesi, age 20 of Carbondale, Miquail Langston, 20 of Carbondale and Christopher T. Whitehead, 19 of Carbondale.  Sommesi, Langston and Whitehead were arrested for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation is active and ongoing.

Donatela D. Sommesi, 20 of Carbondale

Miquail Langston, 20 of Carbondale


Christopher T. Whitehead, 19 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!

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