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Posted on: June 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Stolen Firearm Investigation

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NEWS RELEASE

City of Carbondale, Illinois

June 22nd, 2023

For Immediate Release – 

Carbondale – On 06-21-23 at 7:05 p.m. a City of Carbondale police officers were requested by an individual to be present while retrieving personal property from a residence in the 600 block of West Mill Street. While officers were at the residence, the individual revealed the presence of a firearm owned by the co-resident, Alex S. Settles, 28 of Carbondale, who was also present. The firearm was determined to be stolen out of another jurisdiction. Settles did not possess a Firearms Owners Identification Card. Officers arrested Settles for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. During the course of the investigation, officers also located a stun gun, an illegal amount of cannabis and other substances believed to be narcotics. Officers also charged Settles with Possession of Cannabis over 30 grams and he may have additional charges pending. Settles was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is 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 and 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. 

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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