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Posted on: February 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Unlawful Use of Weapons Investigation


 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 February 24, 2023

Unlawful Use of Weapons Investigation

Carbondale - In the course of working on other active investigations, Carbondale Police detectives identified individuals involved in illegal weapons possession. Detectives secured a search warrant for a residence in the 6000 block of Old Highway 13. On the morning of 02-24-23, Carbondale Police officers and detectives executed the search warrant. During the search, detectives located two firearms, one of which had previously been reported stolen, as well as narcotics. As a result of the investigation, detectives arrested David D. Ward, 23 of Carbondale on a Jackson County warrant. Ward posted bond and was released pending court.  Detectives also arrested Malik M. Reeves, 24 of Carbondale and charged him with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Violation of Bail Bond, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Reeves was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is active and ongoing.



Malik M. Reeves, 23 of Carbondale


David D. Ward, 23 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!


The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive, and professional manner.

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