Marion Man Charged After Shots Strike Carbondale Home, Vehicles

Marion Man Charged After Shots Strike Carbondale Home, Vehicles

CARBONDALE – A Marion man is facing charges after Carbondale Police responded to the 200 block of East Larch St. in reference to a report of shots fired late Wednesday night and for another report of shots fired in the 1000 block of Robert A. Stalls early Thursday morning.

Police arrested 20-year-old Ferontay D. Johnson for aggravated unlawful use of weapon and obstructing justice after he fled the scene.

According to a release, a vehicle and home were struck by multiple bullets on East Larch and a vehicle was struck by multiple bullets on North Robert A. Stalls. No injuries were reported at either location.

Police said the incidents currently appear to be related to one another regarding an ongoing dispute between acquaintances. There is not any suspect information to provide at this time.

While responding to the report of shots fired on North Robert A. Stalls, officers saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed going away from the scene of the shooting. The driver then disregarded a traffic control device in an attempt to flee from the area. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and during the course of the investigation arrested Johnson.

Police are investigating the connection between Johnson and the original shots fired call.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200.