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Posted on: May 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Felon Investigation

On 05-20-22 at approximately 11:03 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to a business in the 1900 block of South Illinois Avenue in reference to a report of a disorderly person.  Officers arrived and identified the disorderly person as Antwoine C. Smith, 49 of Carbondale.  During the course of the investigation, Smith was found to have two Jackson County warrants for his arrest for Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and for Failure to Appear in court for Battery.  Smith was also found to be in possession of two firearms.   One firearm was reported stolen during a prior theft case investigated by the Carbondale Police Department in January 2022.   Officers arrested Smith for both warrants and charged him with Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.  Smith was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation is active and ongoing.


Antwoine C. Smith, 49 of Carbondale

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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