On 6-26-22 at approximately 3:36 a.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to the area of N. Robert Stalls Avenue and E. Willow Street for a report of shots fired. Officers learned suspects fired several shots from a dark sedan causing damage to property. While investigating the incident, officers observed a vehicle matching the described suspect vehicle in the area. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the occupants as Joshua L Wooley, 34 of Carbondale, and Bruce E Barron, 29 of Carbondale. During the course of the investigation, officers learned Wooley has a suspended driver’s license. Officers arrested Wooley and found three firearms inside the vehicle. Officers arrested Wooley for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Driving While License Suspended. Barron was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. After consulting with the Jackson County State's Attorney, both Wooley and Barron were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.
Joshua L Wooley, 34 of Carbondale
Bruce E Barron, 29 of Carbondale
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