Pictured (left-right): Lashawn Russell, Hiram Jones
CARBONDALE – Two men face charges in connection with a Monday night armed robbery in the 700 block of North Giant City Road in Carbondale.
According to Carbondale Police, the victim reported a black male suspect displayed a handgun and then stole cash from the business. Through the officers’ investigation, and the use of a K-9 unit, the suspect was located in the vicinity.
Police identified the suspect as 49-year-old Lashawn F. Russell of Chicago. Officers also arrested 42-year-old Hiram M. Jones of Carbondale and charged him with obstructing justice for his role in the robbery.
Russell was charged with aggravated armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of methamphetamine. Russell was lodged in the Jackson County Jail. Officers released Jones on a recognizance bond at the direction of the State’s Attorney’s office.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200.