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Posted by on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 @ 6:05 pm.

SALINE CO., Ill.---Nothing like helping the law along a little.

Our big front-page spread this issue---which hit the stands in Harrisburg yesterday morning and the e-Edition as early as 8 p.m. Monday night---is about the Carrier Mills boy who was charged December 31, 2014 with the Dec. 28 shooting of Bobby Evans, Jr., in Harrisburg.

It was all about how Gibbs, as well as, apparently, his family, were evidently oblivious to the arrest warrant issued for the 17-year-old at the time the charge of Attempted Murder was filed, as they were all over his Facebook page chit-chatting and having a good ol time, talking about Gibbs being in Evansville and his day-to-day doings...and nothing about his very serious charges.

Or, it could've been about the lack of effort authorities were putting into finding Gibbs. All they had to do was watch his social networking sites...which are filled with photos of the lil hoodlum posing with a gun tucked into his waistband.

Whatever you get out of the article, apparently SOMEONE got SOMETHING out of it...we've been notified that Gibbs was arrested yesterday afternoon, NOT on the Attempted Murder warrant, but on another warrant, this one for Home Invasion, probably something the hoodrat did as a juvenile, since there's nothing in the system up at the courthouse about it.

It remains unclear whether Gibbs will be attending court in Saline on the shooting. We'll try to keep you posted.

In the meantime, we're going to give you a Read the Lead this evening that encompasses the article, as it's now kind of an obsolete issue (but flying off the shelves like crazy at Saline vendors...get out and get yours if you haven't already...there's a lot more to it than just Gibbs' charges.) Here's that Read the Lead, Year-end shooting: No suspects in custody... yet.


The photo at right shows Xzavier Gibbs, in cammo on left, being all gangsta...but Gibbs now stands charged with attempted murder in a late 2014 shooting.

The photo at right shows Xzavier Gibbs, in cammo on left, being all gangsta...but Gibbs now stands charged with attempted murder in a late 2014 shooting.

SALINE CO.— Shootings in Carrier Mills and Harrisburg lit up social media at the end of 2014, and has created a somewhat puzzling situation as regards the prime suspect in the case.

It appears that while authorities believe they’ve got their man, they don’t have him in custody; and instead, the main suspect, 17-year-old Xzavier Gibbs, as well as his family members, are all completely oblivious to the fact that a charge of Attempted First Degree Murder has been filed and a warrant issued for the Harrisburg teen, who is apparently flitting back and forth between Harrisburg and Evansville, unapprehended and possibly unaware that he’s in so much trouble.

The same social networking sites that were ablaze with concern over the shooting on the night of December 28, 2014, which injured one Bobby Evans of Harrisburg, are being utilized by Gibbs and his family members as a means of communication, and if they ARE aware of the charges, they seem unfazed by them, and are just continuing on their online conversations as if nothing has happened.

In the meantime, Harrisburg police officials have run the gamut between being completely silent about the matter or, when they do issue comment about it, just proclaim that they’re “looking for him,” leading many to believe that they either can’t find him…or don’t want to.

And that has lead to much speculation that Gibbs may have been tagged as the fall guy in the shootings, meaning that the real gunman is still out there, and other Saline County residents might be the next to be caught in the crossfire of gangbanger wannabes, similar to the months during 2011-2012 when gunfire in the city’s north side was a common occurrence…and innocent bystanders the victims.

Boys playing basketball

The situation emerged at about 6 p.m. on that Sunday evening, when a group of boys playing basketball at the city park on Washington Street in Carrier Mills reported they were shot at.

No one was hit by this gunfire.

They described the perpetrators as black males wearing dark hoodies.

The males left the scene on foot, according to the boys; however, others in the area described a tan/harvest gold-colored four-door sedan as prowling the area both before and after...


To read the rest of this very detailed article, click the headline link above the excerpt if you have an online membership to the e-Edition; if you don't have one, get started by clicking this link here! Or, if you'd rather hold a paper in your hands, visit one of our many vendors, including in Saline County, Discount Food Mart on Main Street in Harrisburg, Book Emporium on Gum Street behind Hardee's (open back up in the morning) or Raleigh Quick Mart in Raleigh. Hurry...this one's a special edition, only on stands for three weeks!!

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