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Police ask for public’s help in identifying aggravated battery suspects

(Carbondale police)

Baril, Aaron

(Carbondale police)

By Daily Egyptian staff

Carbondale police are asking the public for assistance in identifying three female suspects they said were involved in battering a 55-year-old man two weeks ago.

At 8:33 p.m. Nov. 16, officers responded to the Wal-Mart at 1450 East Main Street in reference to a fight in progress. Police said the victim, a 55-year-old man from Carbondale, was driving in Wal-Mart’s parking lot when his vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle, which was occupied by three black females.

The females got out of their vehicle, yelling and cursing at the man, police said. The three suspects followed him into the store. After the victim made his purchases, the females — along with two or three black males — battered the man in the parking lot, authorities said. They stopped the beating when other customers exited the store, police said in a news release Tuesday.


The female suspects, who have not been identified but were captured on Wal-Mart’s video cameras, then fled the area.

(Carbondale police)

(Carbondale police)

Carbondale police, who continue to investigate this aggravated battery, are asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 618-457-3200.

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2 Responses to “Police ask for public’s help in identifying aggravated battery suspects”

  1. kaji on November 29th, 2016 2:36 pm

    Why is it this it the kind of stuff I see a lot of in the Daily Egyptian? If the goal is to have me fear for my child’s safety while she’s a student at SIU, or rethink our decision to spend our hard earned tuition dollars at SIU – you are doing a FANTASTIC job. Let’s see some of the positive things going on in Carbonale – like student volunteering at a homeless or animal shelter, food pantry drives, safety initiatives in Carbondale, etc….Please give me some reasons for her to stay down there – as the list is growing shorter every day.

  2. Will on November 30th, 2016 7:30 am

    Did someone just really ask for the DE to stop covering relevant, local news because it’s too upsetting? That’s not how it works! This story is asking for the public’s help in catching several violent criminals, some of whom might be known by the campus community. This should not be covered up or withheld from the newspaper just because you want to see rainbows and lollipops all day. The positive stories are still there if you look for them.

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