Carbondale police arrest 2 on gun charges

By Bill Lukitsch, @Bill_LukitschDE

Carbondale police arrested two people Wednesday for allegedly fighting with one victim and gesturing a firearm in a threatening manner.

Police responded to reports of a person with a firearm about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of North Glenview Street, according to a news release. Suspects Samson Hollins and Theresa Hughes were subsequently arrested on gun-related charges.

A verbal altercation between Hollins, 58, of Murphysboro, and an unnamed victim took place at a business in the 1200 block of West Main Street, during which the two decided to meet at a different location and fight, police said.


At the agreed-upon location, Hughes, 51, of Murphysboro, allegedly arrived with Hollins and started waving a handgun. She and Hollins then departed the scene together in a vehicle, police said, until they were stopped by an officer in the 1900 block of West Main Street.

Police recovered one handgun that Hughes allegedly attempted to discard.

Hollins faces one charge of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Hughes is charged with aggravated assault, possessing a firearm outside of Illinois statutes and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hollins and Hughes were incarcerated at Jackson County Jail as of Wednesday.

Bill Lukitsch can be reached at [email protected] or 618-536-3329.