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Posted on: May 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Driving While License Suspended Investigation

City of Carbondale, Illinois
May 1, 2023

 Carbondale - On 04-30-23 at 12:42 a.m., a Carbondale Police officer stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of New Era Road in which the driver was known to have a suspended driver’s license. The driver, Keishawn T. Wright, 26 of Carbondale, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended and Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  During the course of the investigation, a loaded firearm was recovered from the vehicle.  Wright was also charged with Aggravated Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  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 that 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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