Carbondale man facing home invasion, weapons, drug charges

Andrew Lee Walker Jr. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
Andrew Lee Walker Jr. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A Carbondale man faces charges of home invasion with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and possession of a controlled substance charges.

Andrew Lee Walker Jr., 24, of Carbondale, faces charges of home invasion with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and possession of a controlled substance.

Carbondale police officers responded to the 3000 block of West Sunset around 2:26 a.m. on Oct. 10 for a report of damage to property.

Police say Walker Jr. forced open the door of the home and was still inside.

Officers say Walker had been armed with a handgun and battered the victim inside the home.

Police arrested Walker and found him to be in possession of a controlled substance and firearm ammunition, according to police.

Officers also recovered a firearm at the scene.

The victim, who is an acquaintance of Walker, received minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

Walker was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

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