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Posted on: December 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Felon Investigation

 City of Carbondale, Illinois
December 12th, 2022

 CARBONDALE – On 12/11/22 at 2:19 a.m., Carbondale Police Officers were in the 200 block of West Main Street monitoring a large crowd at bar closing when they saw a fight break out.   As officers moved through the crowd to stop the fight, they observed Travis L. Wooley, 36 of Carbondale, armed with a firearm.  Wooley fled from officers but was quickly captured after a brief foot chase.   While officers were taking Wooley into custody, several shots were fired from the area where the fight originally occurred.  Other officers arrived in the area but the suspects weren’t located.  Officers arrested Wooley for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer.  Iesha R. Carter, 28 of Carbondale, was also arrested for Obstructing Justice and Resisting a Peace Officer after she repeatedly interfered with officers’ attempts to arrest Wooley.  Wooley and Carter were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  There were no injuries or property damage found as a result of the shots fired.  The investigation into the incident is active and on-going. 


Travis L. Wooley, 36 of Carbondale

Iesha R Carter, 28 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 on this website’s main page. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities, and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness or have any information about a crime. Cash rewards for information that 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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