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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Update - Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

On 04-30-22 at approximately 1:27 a.m. City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 100 block of North Washington Street in reference to a shooting.  During the course of the investigation, detectives identified two of the suspects as Demarcus O. Jones, 27 of Carbondale and Charlton Joshua Patterson, 28 of Carbondale.  On 05-01-22, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of East Walnut Street occupied by Jones and Patterson.  Jackson County deputies and Carbondale officers apprehended Jones after he fled on foot from the vehicle.  Officers charged Jones and Patterson with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Violation of a Bond Condition. Both Jones and Patterson were currently out on bond awaiting court appearances for prior weapons offenses.  The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.

Demarcus O Jones, 27 of Carbondale

Charlton Joshua Patterson, 28 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!

****Prior release on 04-30-22****

 On 04-30-22 at approximately 1:27 a.m. City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 100 block of North Washington Street in reference to a shooting.   Officers found a large crowd in the parking lot and learned a gunshot victim went to Carbondale Memorial Hospital in a personal vehicle with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.  The victim was later treated and released.  There is not any suspect information to provide at this time.  The investigation is active and ongoing.  

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