Three Arrested, One Sought for Home Invasion and Shooting

Three Arrested, One Sought for Home Invasion and Shooting

Pictured (left to right): Darius D. Nelson, Jason L. Wooley, Tyreig L. Buchanan

CARBONDALE – Three Carbondale men have been arrested and charged and one more is being sought in connection with a home invasion and shooting that happened last Sunday night in the 500 block of South University Avenue in Carbondale.

According to Carbondale Police, detectives arrested 18-year-old Tyreiq L. Buchanan for home invasion, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Nineteen-year-old Jason L. Wooley was arrested for home invasion and aggravated robbery, and 19-year-old Darius D. Nelson was arrested for home invasion. Buchanan, Wooley and Nelson were lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

Detectives are searching for a fourth suspect, identified as 18-year-old Kerwin J.C. Watson of Carbondale.

According to Carbondale Police, around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the scene regarding a woman with a gunshot wound to her leg. The investigation revealed three male acquaintances known by the victim unlawfully entered her apartment and robbed her at gunpoint. One of the suspects battered the woman and shot her in the leg. The woman’s injury was non-life-threatening and she was later treated and released from Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Watson, or further information about the incident, should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200. The investigation is ongoing.

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