Murphysboro Police

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Jackson County State's Attorney

A Carbondale man has been sentenced to prison for violating his probation on an aggravated battery charge.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 32-year-old Joshua Stephens received an eight-year prison term.

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Murphysboro Police

One of the two suspects wanted for a recent string of home and auto burglaries in Murphysboro has been identified.

Police say 18-year-old Daron Curtis Smith of Murphysboro is in custody on a charge of attempted residential burglary.

Murphysboro Police hope they have solved the mystery of who has been committing a rash of home and auto burglaries in town.

Chief of Police Chad Roberts says 14 home and auto burglaries were reported in the southwestern and northern parts of town during the week of April 16th and again on April 29th.