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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Investigation

On 06-14-22 at 5:40 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 700 block of South Lewis Lane in reference to a report of a male in a parked car with a handgun.   Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect, identified as Darius F. Estes, 34 of Carbondale.  The officers found a firearm in the vehicle that was reported stolen in Murphysboro, IL.  Officers charged Estes with Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and being an Armed Habitual Offender.  Estes was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation is active and ongoing.

Darius F. Estes, 34 of Marion IL.

 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 

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