City of Carbondale, Illinois
July 14th, 2023
Aggravated Battery Investigation
For Immediate Release –
Carbondale – On 07-14-23 at approximately 12:43 p.m. City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 500 block of South Poplar Street in reference to a stabbing. Officers provided emergency medical aid to the victim until the Jackson County Ambulance Service arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim was treated for injuries at the hospital where they remain in stable condition.
Officers learned that the victim arranged to meet the suspect, whom they did not know, for a transaction through a social media app. During the transaction, the suspect battered and stabbed the victim. The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties, about six feet tall and thin with a light complexion. It is believed the suspect left the area in a red vehicle with a hubcap missing from the front driver-side wheel.
The investigation is ongoing. The Carbondale Police Department encourages anyone arranging a transaction with someone they do not know to do so in a public place or a designated safe location such as the Carbondale Police Department.
Anyone with information about the 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 on this website’s main page. Please help yourself and your county, its communities, and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness or have any information about 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.
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.