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Posted on: May 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Investigation

On 05-07-22 at 2:02 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on West Freeman Street near the intersection with South Poplar Street.  During the course of the investigation, officers arrested the passenger, Keenan Parson, 27 of Marion, IL. on a Jackson County Traffic Warrant.  Officers found a firearm reported stolen out of Tennessee and an illegal amount of cannabis inside the vehicle.  Officers arrested the driver, Ricky Henry, of Murfreesboro TN. for Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons, Possession of Stolen Firearm, and Possession of Cannabis 30-500 grams.  Officers charged Parson for the warrant, Possession of Cannabis 30-500 grams and Violation of Bail Bond. Henry and Parson were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation is active and ongoing.


Ricky T. Henry Jr., 25 of Murfreesboro, TN.

Keenan A Parson, 27 of Marion IL.

 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!

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