City of Carbondale, Illinois
September 12th, 2023
Aggravated Domestic Battery Investigation
For Immediate Release
CARBONDALE - On September 12th, 2023 at 3:17 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a business in the 100 block of East Jackson Street regarding a report of a stabbing that just occurred. Officers quickly arrived to find the victim had suffered a serious but non-life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. Officers identified the suspect as Linza Russell, 62 of Carbondale. Russell fled the scene in his vehicle after stabbing the victim. Officers quickly located and arrested Russell in the 1200 block of East Grand Avenue. Russell was charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery and will be incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is currently active and ongoing.
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.