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Posted on: August 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Driving While License Suspended Investigation

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City of Carbondale, Illinois

August 28th, 2023

For Immediate Release

Carbondale – On 08-27-2023 at 1:55 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers stopped a vehicle for a registration violation in the 700 block of South Wall Street. The driver, Chrishon A. Sawyer 18 years old of Carbondale, was found to have a suspended driver’s license. Officers arrested Sawyer and subsequently located a firearm in the vehicle. Three juveniles ages 15, 16, and 17 were also in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. The juveniles were arrested for Curfew Violations and released to their guardians. Sawyer was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Driving While License Suspended. He was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation 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 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.

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