Vehicle crashes into Carbondale Jewelry Store | News

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m.

Carbondale Police have released more details about a vehicle crashing into a local business. 

Police say they responded to the 1200 block of W Main Street for a crash. 

Officers found a vehicle crashed into the front of TJ’s Fine Jewelry. 

The driver of the vehicle, 45-year-old Jeffrey Bautch of Murphysboro, was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Officers arrested Bautch after treatment for DUI, improper lane usage, no valid driver’s license and operating an uninsured vehicle. 

No other injuries were reported, but the building was significantly damaged. 


CARBONDALE (WSIL) — TJ’s Fine Jewelry in Carbondale will not be open Monday after a vehicle slammed into the front of it.

Around 11 pm Sunday night, the store posted this video on Facebook showing the damage along with this message.

“To all of our wonderful customers: Every piece of jewelry is safe and secure and thankfully, no one was hurt. If you need to reach us, please call our store number and leave a voicemail. Thank you in advance for understanding.”

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.