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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Investigation

On 05-06-22 at 2:02 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers conducted safety surveillance in the 100 block of North Washington Street in reference to a crowd of people congregating. The officers observed a person involved in a conflict armed with a handgun.   The suspect left the area in a vehicle and responding officers immediately stopped the vehicle.   Officers arrested Chad D. Smith, 32 of Marion for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Forgery after officers found counterfeit currency in his possession.  Officers also arrested Bryonne L. Williams, 26 of Marion for Unlawful Sale/Delivery of a Firearm to a Felon.  No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.  The investigation is active and ongoing. 

Chad D. Smith, 32 of Marion 

Bryonne L. Williams, 26 of Marion

 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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