Arrest Made, Homicide Charged in Carbondale Investigation

Arrest Made, Homicide Charged in Carbondale Investigation

Pictured: Freddie Ray Glasser (Jackson County Jail)

CARBONDALE – An arrest has been made in a homicide investigation in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police said 43-year-old Freddie Ray Glasser, formerly of Dolores, CO, was arrested and charged with homicide in the death of 61-year-old Melvin L. Edwards of Carbondale during a death investigation that followed an eviction call.

According to a release, officers responded to help with an eviction in the 700 block of South Marion Street around 5:45 last Thursday morning. During the investigation, officers located an adult, later identified as Edwards, with life threatening injuries.

The Jackson County Ambulance Service arrived and provided life saving measures at the scene. Edwards was transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale where he was later pronounced deceased.

Officers and detectives began a death investigation. Officers developed a suspect, Glasser, and located him in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane at 10:20 a.m. and arrested him after he was reportedly trying to enter vehicles.

Detectives charged Glasser with homicide and he is lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

The City of Carbondale Police Department was assisted by the Illinois State Police, The Southern Illinois University Department of Public Safety, the Jackson County Coroner and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Carbondale Police at 457-3200 or 549-COPS.

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