1 arrested after standoff in Carbondale Wednesday

2013-04-10T10:53:00Z 2013-09-12T14:28:15Z 1 arrested after standoff in Carbondale WednesdayBY JEFF WILSON, The Southern The Southern
April 10, 2013 10:53 am  • 

CARBONDALE - One is in custody after a nearly two-hour standoff with police tactical teams Wednesday morning.

D'Angelis Chambers of Herrin was arrested by Carbondale police officers at about 11: 40 a.m. at an apartment complex on North Robert A. Stalls Avenue.

Carbondale Police Chief Jody O’Guinn said the department received a call about a domestic dispute at 9:54 a.m. Once officers made contact, the suspect fled and led officers on a short chase that ended back at the same apartment.

The suspect then barricaded himself in the apartment, O’Guinn said.

“At that point, we felt there may have been an individual with him,” O’Guinn said.

Tactical units joined local police once it turned to a standoff. Officers were able to confirm there was no other individual with Chambers.

O’Guinn said the man’s grandmother and another family member spoke to Chambers and tried to coax him out of the apartment safely.

“He was unresponsive,” O’Guinn said.

After shooting pepper spray grenades into the home, officers attempted to break down the back door. They were unsuccessful because the door was barricaded with a couch, O’Guinn said.

The apartment was eventually breached through a window. Chambers was eventually brought out the front door and arrested.

In the end, no shots were fired and no one was injured.

“I think (officers) did an outstanding job,” O’Guinn said. “We’re there to protect lives.”

Chambers’ father was among a large crowd of onlookers that gathered around the scene Wednesday morning. He did not want to give his name but offered The Southern this comment:

“He’s a good kid,” he said.

Chambers now faces a list of charges, including Criminal Trespass to Residence, Criminal Damage to State Supported Property, Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer, and Aggravated Battery. Chambers was also wanted on an outstanding Williamson County warrant for Violation of a Court Order.

He was taken to Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro

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  1. flexoper
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    flexoper - April 11, 2013 11:40 am
    yep i think i am a nice guy also but my ex and daugther rather c me go to prison than go watch my daugther play sports
  2. KaijaJean
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    KaijaJean - April 10, 2013 3:18 pm
  3. KaijaJean
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    KaijaJean - April 10, 2013 3:12 pm
    “He’s a good kid,”
    That explains the domestic disturbance call to the police.
    That explains the fleeing from the police.
    That explains the barricaded apartment.
    That explains the two hour standoff.
    That explains the handcuffs.
    That explains the number of officers in combat gear.
    "He's a good kid,"
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    NOT THE BEES - April 10, 2013 2:34 pm
    Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? What is it with shirtless dudes, anyway?
  5. mainman
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    mainman - April 10, 2013 1:44 pm
    The headline photo from this article is another disgusting example of racial profiling !

    Why did they show this tall muscular African American amongst the shorter anglican american police officers !!

    It must stop and if it doesn't a suit will be filed !!!

    42 long for me........... !!!!
  6. cchs98
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    cchs98 - April 10, 2013 11:56 am
    What??? Extremely hard to believe in such a peaceful and quite neighborhood and town like Carbondale....
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