2 arrested after fight breaks out in Carbondale

Travis L. Wooley and Iesha R. Carter (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
Travis L. Wooley and Iesha R. Carter (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A Carbondale man and woman face charges after a fight broke out early Sunday morning as a bar was closing.

Travis L. Wooley, 36, of Carbondale faces charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a felon and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Iesha R. Carter, 28, of Carbondale faces charges of obstructing justice and resisting a peace officer after police say she repeatedly interfered with officers’ attempts to arrest Wooley.

Carbondale police officers were in the 200 block of West Main Street monitoring a large crowd at bar closing when they saw a fight break out at 2:19 a.m. on Dec. 11.

As officers moved through the crowd to stop the fight, they saw Wooley armed with a firearm, according to police. Wooley ran from officers but was captured after a brief foot chase.

While officers were taking Wooley into custody, several shots were fired from the area where the fight originally occurred.

Other officers arrived in the area but the suspects were not located.

Wooley and Carter were taken to the Jackson County Jail.

There were no injuries or property damage found as a result of the shots fired.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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