City of Carbondale, Illinois
May 8, 2023
Carbondale – On 05-05-23 at approximately 5:04 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 900 block of East Park Street for a report of an Armed Robbery. The victims reported two male suspects requested a ride after a party, then pointed guns at them and demanded all of their property. The suspects took the victims’ property and then stole the vehicle from them. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
Later that morning officers located the stolen vehicle parked and unoccupied in the 1100 block of East College Street. Officers and detectives were able to identify one of the suspects as Dominique J. Smith, 29 of Carbondale. A warrant for Smith for the charge of Armed Robbery was obtained with assistance from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office. Smith was located and arrested later that day without incident. Smith was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.
The second suspect in the case was identified as Jamir J. Jordan of Markham, Illinois. A warrant for Jordan for the charge of Armed Robbery was obtained with assistance from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office. Later that afternoon Jordan was located during a traffic stop and he fled from detectives in the vehicle. Detectives were unable to pursue at that time because they were addressing a different individual wanted on a warrant. Jordan fled the City in the vehicle. Jordan later fled from other agencies in other jurisdictions, crashed the vehicle, carjacked another vehicle and was eventually captured in Iroquois County, Illinois where he remains in custody for numerous traffic related offenses and the Armed Robbery charge. The investigation is ongoing.
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.