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Man Arrested Following Report of Shots Fired in Carbondale Monday

James E. Johnson (Photo: Carbondale Police)

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man is facing charges after a Carbondale Police officer who was conducting a directed patrol in the area of South Hayes and West College streets heard several shots being fired around 2:40 Monday morning.

According to Carbondale Police, other officers arrived to assist but were unable to locate the source of the shots at that time. No one reported injuries and no property was discovered to be damaged as a result of the shots fired.

The investigation revealed that a silver Jeep was seen traveling at a high rate of speed leaving the area within the time frame when the shots were fired. Officers located and stopped the Jeep in the 1700 block of West Main Street.

During the course of the investigation, officers arrested the driver, 29-year-old James E. Johnson, and charged him with Unlawful Use of Weapon by a Felon and Operation of a Motor Vehicle with Suspended Registration. Johnson was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

Carbondale Police say the investigation is active and ongoing.