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Posted on: January 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Investigation


City of Carbondale, Illinois

January 20, 2023

Carbondale - On 01-27-2023 at 11:29 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of East Main Street.   During the course of the investigation, officers arrested the driver, Stephan D. Harris, 22 of Carbondale for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon after he was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm.  Officers also issued Harris citations for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle, Operating a Vehicle with No Tail Lights and Operating a Vehicle with Suspended Registration.  After conferring with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, Harris was released on a recognizance bond pending a court appearance.  The investigation is active and ongoing.  

 Chief Stan Reno said, “Our officers and detectives continue to work diligently to remove illegal firearms from our community to prevent violent crime.  I am proud of their continuous hard work.”   


Stephen D. Harris, 22 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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