After being arrested for a weapons charge last year, Joseph D. Clopton was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
According to a news release from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, Clopton was arrested after Carbondale officers were called to a domestic disturbance July 7. They found a woman yelling at someone from the doorway who had injuries to her face and head. The release said she told officers Clopton, who was later found in a back bedroom, battered her and threatened her with a gun.
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Officers found a .40-caliber handgun under the mattress of the bedroom Clopton was found in. The release said he has an extensive criminal history.
Clopton was sentenced to four years in the IDOC and one year of mandatory supervised release after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in October.
— The Southern
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