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Carbondale Domestic Disturbance Call Leads to Arrest of Armed Habitual Offender

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Just after 3am Sunday, 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 Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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