Carbondale Man Sentenced for Threatening Life of Police Officer

Mar 2, 2020

A Carbondale man is headed to prison for threatening the life of a police officer last year.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 41-year-old Michael Oliver received a seven and-a-half year sentence. A jury convicted him of Threatening a Public Official and Criminal Trespass.

In April 2019, Carbondale Police were called to Schnucks, where an officer found Oliver, shirtless in the foyer of the store, video-taping customers and employees without their permission. A Schnucks Store Manager and police officers asked Oliver to put on his shirt or leave the premises several times.

Officers placed Oliver under arrest for trespass. Once he was inside the squad car,he became irate and began cursing and yelling at the officers, he eventually threatened an officer with his life.