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On 04-09-2013 Detectives of the SIU Carbondale Investigation Unit arrested two suspects in connection to this Agravated Battery.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
April 8, 2013

            The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety is investigating an aggravated battery that occurred Saturday, April 6, just west of the north pedestrian overpass in a free forum area south of Anthony Hall.
            The victim, a 21-year-old SIU student, reported the incident at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, April 7. He told police that at 10:45 p.m. on April 6, he had just left the north overpass walking west when two black males tackled him from behind, knocking him to the ground.  The suspects did not take anything.  The victim received minor injuries to his head, hand and ankle.  He went on his own Sunday to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and was treated and released.
            The two suspects possibly ran southeast over the pedestrian overpass after the attack.
            The two suspects are African American males, and both described as 18- to 21-years old, 5 feet, seven inches to 5 feet, eight inches tall, 140 pounds, with slim builds and short hair.  Both suspects were wearing short-sleeve T-shirts and blue jeans.  One of the suspects was wearing white tennis shoes.
            Anyone with information about the incident should call the SIU Carbondale Department of Public Safety at 618/453-3771 or the Crime Stopper Line at 618/549-COPS.
            Police advise members of the campus community to be aware of their surroundings at all times, and if traveling at night to use the Saluki Express, Night Safety Transit Service and Brightway Path.  In addition, emergency call phones are located across campus, including on both overpasses.
            For more information on safety precautions, visit the Department of Public Safety website at http://www.dps.siu.edu/.           

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Crime of the Week


04-10-13 Web Release- Non-Compliant Sex Offender

The City of Carbondale Police Department’s most recent compliance check of registered sex offenders residing in Carbondale has determined a sex offender is not in compliance.   Jeremy D. Valliant age 21, whose last known address was 204 East Sycamore Street, is in violation of the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act. Any person required to register who violates any of the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act is guilty of a Class 3 felony. A second or subsequent violation of the Act, is a Class 2 felony. A mandatory minimum fine of $500 is incurred for failure to comply with the Act.  The investigation into the location of Valliant is continuing.

Address Unknown
Jeremy D. Valliant, Age 21
Failure to Register

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If you provide information which leads to an arrest in this case...Or any other case...You may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000...

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And remember...

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