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Posted on: June 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Kidnapping Investigation

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NEWS RELEASE
City of Carbondale, Illinois
June 15th, 2023

Kidnapping Investigation

Carbondale – On 06-15-23 at 3:58 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 200 block of North Wall Street regarding a kidnapping that had just occurred. Officers learned that a juvenile female was taken from the scene against her will by a male acquaintance identified as Chrishon A. Sawyer, 18 of Carbondale. A large police presence was in the 200 block of South Dixon during the course of the investigation. 

The victim was eventually recovered about one hour after the initial report. She suffered minor injuries that did not require medical attention. Sawyer was subsequently arrested and charged with Kidnapping, Domestic Battery, and Unlawful Restraint. He was transported to the Jackson County Jail. The investigation remains active and 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 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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