Two Men Arrested for Robbing Carbondale Business

Carbondale police have arrested two men in connection to an armed robbery of a business. Police responded to a business in the 700 block of N. Giant City Road around 11:30 p.m. Monday. The victim told police a black man displayed a handgun then stole cash from the business. Officers and a K9 unit located the suspect, Lashawn F. Russell, 49 of Chicago, in the vicinity of the business. Russell is facing aggravated armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of methamphetamine charges. Officers also arrested Hiram M. Jones, 42 of Carbondale, on obstructing justice charges for his role in the robbery. Officers released Jones on a recognizance bond at the direction of the State’s Attorney’s Office.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200.


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