Carbondale Man Faces Weapons, Driving Charges After Report of a Firearm

Carbondale Man Faces Weapons, Driving Charges After Report of a Firearm

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man has been charged after Carbondale Police responded to the 700 block of S. Lewis Ln. around 6:20 Monday night after receiving a report of a person displaying a firearm.

According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers found the suspect, 24-year-old Kevonta Thomas, who fled on foot into a home. Thomas then fled from the home in a vehicle at 10 p.m. and was pursued by officers. Officers stopped Thomas and he was arrested without further incident.

Officers charged Thomas with being an armed habitual criminal, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass to real property and resisting/obstructing a peace officer for the original incident. Thomas was also charged with aggravated fleeing to elude, reckless driving and several other traffic violations.

He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

An investigation is ongoing. Those with information about the incident should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 549-COPS.

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