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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Unlawful Use of Weapons Felon in Possession of a Firearm

On 03-03-2020 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers observed Brian Hooks, 39 years old, of Carbondale driving at North Robert Stalls Avenue and East Willow Street. The officers stopped Hooks and arrested him for driving with a revoked driver’s license. Officers found Hooks in possession of a stolen firearm. Hooks was charged with Unlawful Use of Weapons (Felon in Possession of a Firearm), Possession of a Stolen Firearm, being an Armed Habitual Criminal and Driving with a Revoked Driver’s License. Hooks was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.

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Brian Hooks, 39 years old, 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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