3 found guilty of multiple gun related crimes in Jackson County

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – Three people were found guilty of multiple gun related offenses from a shooting in April 2022 in Carbondale.

Demarcus Jones, 28, and Charleton J. Patterson, 29, both of Carbondale were found guilty of multiple
gun related offenses including aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful
use of a weapon by a felon.

Simeon C. Patterson, 29, of Carbondale was found guilty of reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

The jury found the defendants guilty on a total of 13 felony counts after a two weeklong trial.

Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph A. Cervantez presented evidence that on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at around 1:27 a.m. Carbondale Police responded to the city parking lot near Tres Hombres in the 100 block of North Washing Street for a reported shooting.

Police say they found a large crowd of people in the parking lot and learned that multiple individuals had fired shots.

Detectives identified Demarcus Jones and Charleton J. Patterson as two of the shooters.

On May 1, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of East Walnut Street. Jones
and Patterson were inside. Jackson County deputies and Carbondale police arrested Jones after he ran from the vehicle.

Two firearms were recovered from the vehicle and were connected to the shooting from the night before.

Simeon Patterson was arrested on May 10, 2022.

A sentencing hearing will be set for each of the three defendants.

The investigation was led by the Carbondale Police Department and assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s
Office among others.

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