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Police Chase in Carbondale Leads to Marion Man’s Arrest on Drug and Gun Charges

Davaughn L. Graves (Photo: Carbondale Police)

CARBONDALE – A Marion man is facing drug and gun charges after Carbondale Police responded to the area of the 300 block of South Cedarview Street regarding a report of a suspicious vehicle with the license plates intentionally obscured early Tuesday morning.

According to Carbondale Police, officers located the vehicle in the 100 block of South Wall Street and the driver evaded officers. The officers found the vehicle in the 500 block of East Main Street and at least three occupants fled on foot from the vehicle. Officers captured 21-year-old Davaughn L. Graves of Marion after a brief foot chase.  

During the course of the investigation, officers recovered two firearms and learned the vehicle had been reported as stolen from Murphysboro.  

Officers arrested Graves on charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons, Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer and Possession of Cannabis less than 10 grams.  

Graves was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.  

Carbondale Police continue to investigate the incident.