City of Carbondale, Illinois
April 28, 2023
Carbondale - As a result of an ongoing investigation into illegal firearms, Carbondale Police detectives applied for and received arrest warrants for Jakobi N. Shered, 19 of Carbondale, and Chonta T. Stidhum, 20 of Carbondale for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Detectives obtained a search warrant for a property associated with the men in the 300 block of South Oakland Avenue. During the execution of the search warrant on 04/28/23, officers and detectives located and arrested Shered and Stidhum on the warrants. They also recovered firearms from the residence. Shered and Stidhum were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail on the arrest warrants. The investigation is active and ongoing.
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.