3rd man arrested in connection with Dec. shooting in Carbondale

From left: Micha D. Jones, Darrion P.M. Sentz and Julius C. Kitt were charged in connection...
From left: Micha D. Jones, Darrion P.M. Sentz and Julius C. Kitt were charged in connection with a December shooting near the SIU campus.(Carbondale Police Department)
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:29 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2022 at 5:10 PM CST
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A third man was arrested in connection with a shooting near the Southern Illinois University campus.

Micha D. Jones, 26, of Carbondale, was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon.

According to police, during the course of the investigation, they applied for the arrest warrant for Jones.

On January 7, officers assisted the United States Marshals Service and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents in arresting Jones.

He was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

Darrion Sentz, 21, of Carbondale, was previously charged with resisting a peace officer and possession of a stolen firearm.

According to Carbondale police, they identified Sentz as being involved with a shooting on Wednesday morning, December 8.

Officers found Sentz in the 300 block of West Mill Street around 11:20 a.m. on Dec. 10. They said he had an outstanding warrant and ran from officers.

He was arrested after a short chase.

Police said he had a stolen handgun on him at the time of his arrest.

Previously, Julius C. Kitt, 22, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting a peace officer and no FOID.

Carbondale police responded to the 500 block of West College Street around 10:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 for a report of shots fired.

Officers in the area saw two men flee the scene. They were able to find both of the men and detained them.

According to police, one of the suspects was involved in the shooting. He was identified as Julius Kitt.

They say Kitt shot a gun at another male acquaintance on West College Street.

No injuries were reported, but a nearby building was damaged.

Officers say the gun used in the incident was reported stolen.

Kitt was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-549-2121.

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