Man faces weapons, other charges after fleeing police


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

CARBONDALE, Ill. - A man, trying to get away from police, didn't succeed.  Now, he's behind bars.

It happened in Carbondale, Illinois early Friday morning.

Carbondale Police charged 19-year-old Christopher A. Mitchell with several charges including:  unlawful use of a weapon, resisting, underage consumption of alcohol, and false ID.

Just before 2 a.m. Friday, police say they received information about a person with a gun inside a vehicle on East Grand Avenue.  When they arrived and approached the car, police say Mitchell bolted from the car.  After a short foot chase, they arrested and charged him.

The investigation continues.