City of Carbondale, Illinois
May 25th, 2023
For Immediate Release
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Carbondale – On 05/25/23 at approximately 4:20 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of South Lewis Lane regarding a report of an individual displaying a gun. Carbondale Officers were investigating an unrelated call at this time and were unable to immediately respond. The SIU Department of Public Safety responded to assist. SIU Officers discovered a fight taking place. Carbondale Police officers arrived a short time later. The individual who was the subject of the original gun call was involved in the fighting. Officers stopped him attempting to leave in a vehicle. Officers arrested the suspect identified as, Taurice D. Lowe 35 years old of Carbondale, and recovered a firearm and cannabis from the vehicle Lowe was driving. Officers charged Lowe with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of Cannabis 30-100 grams. Lowe was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.
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.