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Posted on: November 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Motor Vehicle Theft/ Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by Felon Arrest

 City of Carbondale, Illinois

November 7, 2022


Carbondale- On 11-06-22 at approximately 6:10 p.m. City of Carbondale police officers stopped a stolen vehicle in the 700 block of East College Street.   Officers arrested the driver, Domonique J. Smith, 29 of Carbondale and learned he does not have a valid driver’s license.  During the course of the investigation, officers located a loaded firearm inside the vehicle.  Officers charged Smith with Motor Vehicle Theft, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, and No Valid Driver’s License.  Smith was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.   The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.   

Domonique J. Smith, 29 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!

The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive and professional manner.

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