Carbondale police looking for man after chase, stolen vehicle recovered

Kenneth K. Doumbia (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
Kenneth K. Doumbia (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Carbondale police are looking for a Chicago man after a police chase.

Kenneth K. Doumbia, 27, of Chicago faces charges of armed habitual criminal offender, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful use of a weapon by felon and aggravated fleeing to elude.

On Dec. 19 at 10:38 a.m., Carbondale Police officers found a black Buick Encore that was reported stolen from the Oak Park Police Department traveling in the 400 block of West Mill Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver fled.

Officers chased the vehicle until they lost sight of it in the area of Country Club Road and Chautauqua Road.

During the chase, police say the driver threw two firearms out of the vehicle window. Officers later recovered the firearms.

Officers also found the vehicle unoccupied in the parking lot of a residential complex in the 1900 block of West Pleasant Hill Road.

Officers identified the driver of the stolen vehicle as Doumbia.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Doumbia for charges of armed habitual criminal offender, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful use of a weapon by felon and aggravated fleeing to elude.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Doumbia is asked to contact the Carbondale Police Department 618-549-2121 or Crime Stoppers 618-549-COPS (2677). Doumbia is considered armed and dangerous. The investigation is active and ongoing.

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