Carbondale Man Facing Gun Charges After Tuesday Incident

Carbondale Man Facing Gun Charges After Tuesday Incident

Pictured: Rasheed A. Casler (via Carbondale Police Dpeartment)

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man is facing gun charges after Carbondale Police responded to the 800 block of North Wall Street on a report of a man with a gun Tuesday morning.

Police said during an investigation, officers learned the suspect, 39-year-old Rasheed A. Casler of Carbondale, displayed a handgun to the victim in a threatening manner.

Officers located Casler and learned he had a valid Jackson County warrant for failure to appear for Theft and a warrant out of Texas for Military Desertion. Officers arrested Cassler for the warrants and officers subsequently found the firearm used in the incident.

In addition to the warrants, officers charged Casler with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and Disorderly Conduct.  

Casler was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Carbondale Police at 618-549-2121.

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