City of Carbondale, Illinois
September 5th, 2023
For Immediate Release
Carbondale – On 09-03-23 at 3:11 a.m., officers of the Carbondale Police Department responded to the 200 block of South Lewis Lane for a domestic disturbance involving a firearm. Officers learned the suspect, Nicoliest A. Brown, 37 years old of Carbondale, threatened the victim with a firearm and damaged the victim’s property during a dispute. Brown attempted to flee from officers and resisted officers when being detained. Officers recovered a firearm that was found on Brown during his arrest. Brown was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Armed Habitual Offender, Aggravated Domestic Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Interference with Reporting Domestic Violence and Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer and 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.