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Marion Man Arrested for Possessing a Stolen Handgun and an Outstanding Warrant

Carbondale Police
Keenan Parson

A Marion man was arrested in Jackson County over the weekend for an outstanding warrant and possessing a stolen handgun.
Carbondale Police say 26-year-old Keenan Parson was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police on Saturday night for an equipment violation in the 500 block of West Main Street.

Parson had a warrant out of Union County. A handgun was found under his seat. The gun was reported stolen from Cape Girardeau. Officers charged Parson with Possession of Stolen Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 23-year-old Jaylyn Williams of Du Quoin. During the investigation, the officer also located a small amount of raw illegal cannabis in the vehicle. Williams was issued a civil law citation for Possession of Cannabis and released.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Carbondale Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.