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Posted on: February 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Assault/Unlawful Use of Weapons

On February 16th at approximately 2:15 a.m. Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 300 block of S. Marion regarding a man threatening others with a handgun. Officers learned that Montavious Burton, 27, of Carbondale, entered a residence occupied by others and threatened them with a handgun. Burton eventually exited the residence and left in a car. During the investigation, Carbondale Police Officers located the vehicle and Burton. Officers arrested Burton and charged him with Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Use of Weapons, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Damage to Property. Burton posted the required bond and he has a pending Jackson County court date.

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Montavious M. Burton, 27, of Carbondale

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. 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!

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