Man arrested in Carbondale on firearm charges after car, foot chases

Rashaad Z. Barr, 28 of Murphysboro, was arrested in Carbondale on gun charges.
Rashaad Z. Barr, 28 of Murphysboro, was arrested in Carbondale on gun charges.(Carbondale Police Department)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 11:32 PM CDT
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A traffic stop and a vehicle and foot chases in Carbondale led to the arrest of a Murphysboro man.

Carbondale Police stopped a vehicle for a suspended registration on the 900 block of West Main Street at 2:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 19.

During the stop, officers said they noticed that a passenger, 28-year-old Rashaad Barr, was in possession of a handgun.

When the officer told Barr to show his hands, the driver took off.

Officers chased after the vehicle at high speeds until it stopped at West Pinewood Drive, near West Alveria Drive.

Police said all three occupants then took off from the vehicle.

After a brief foot chase, officers caught up with Barr and arrested him and booked him to the Jackson County Jail.

Barr is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

The two other people in the vehicle were not found.

During the chase, police said two patrol cruisers collided.

One of the officers suffered minor injuries.

The police vehicles had minor damage.

The investigation is ongoing.

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