City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 27, 2023
Carbondale - On 02-25-2023 at 5:08 p.m., a Carbondale Police officer stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of East Main Street for a registration violation. During the course of the investigation, all three occupants in the vehicle were found to be illegally in possession of firearms. One of the firearms was also determined to be stolen. Officers arrested Johnie D Harrington, 32 of Cambria for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Improper Display of Registration. Officers arrested Dontae J. Smith, 28 of Carbondale for Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Officers arrested Dayshawn M. Holmes, 25 of Carbondale, for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by Felon, and Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer after he attempted to flee the traffic stop on foot. Harrington, Smith and Holmes were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is active and ongoing.
Johnie D Harrington, 32 of Cambria
Dontae J. Smith, 28 of Carbondale
Dayshawn M. Holmes, 25 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.