City of Carbondale, Illinois
June 29th, 2023
For Immediate Release –
Carbondale – On 06-28-23 at approximately 7:26 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 100 block of North Giant City Road regarding a report of an assault involving a knife. Officers learned that the suspect, Shakota C. Futch 33 years old of Carbondale, brandished a knife and threatened an acquaintance during a dispute. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Futch was later located by officers in the 1200 block of East Walnut Street where she resisted officers’ efforts to place her under arrest. Futch was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Resisting a Peace Officer. She was incarcerated in the Jackson Jail. The investigation into this 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.