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A Carbondale man was sentenced to four and a half years in Illinois prison for threatening a police officer after his arrest.

Around 7 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2018 Carbondale police responded to Main Street Laundry on a report of two intoxicated individuals inside the shop.

One of them, Daniel Robert Hamilton, 46, refused officers' repeated requests to leave, and was ultimately arrested for criminal trespass, according to a news release from Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr.

On his way to the Jackson County Jail, Hamilton began to threaten the transporting officer, claiming he knew where the officer lived and planned to shoot the officer and their family at their house.

Hamilton was convicted of Threatening a Public Official, a Class 2 felony. His sentence carries 54 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections, plus two years of mandatory supervised release.

— The Southern

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Gabriel Neely-Streit is a reporter for The Southern covering higher education.

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