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Posted on: September 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon/Armed Habitual Offender Investigation


City of Carbondale, Illinois

September 27, 2022



 CARBONDALE – On 9/25/22 at 7:39 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 1100 block of East College Street in reference to a report of an individual with a firearm.  Officers located the suspect who avoided officers by walking away.   The officers ordered the suspect, later identified as Marlin Brown, age 44 of Carbondale, to stop and he fled on foot.  Officers arrested Brown after a brief foot chase.  Brown was found to be in possession of a handgun, illegal amounts of illegal cannabis and items consistent with the sale of drugs.  Officers charged Brown with Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Armed Habitual Offender, Cannabis Trafficking, Aggravated Resisting a Peace Officer, Criminal Damage to Property and Violation of Bail Bond because he is currently out on bond for firearms offenses.  Brown was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing. 


Marlin Brown, 44 of Carbondale

 Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Taylor 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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