Man found guilty of threatening to harm officers, himself, others in Herrin, IL

Man found guilty of threatening to harm officers, himself, others in Herrin, IL
A Herrin, Ill. man was found guilty of obstructing police officers. (Source: Gray News) (Picasa)

HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - A man was found guilty on Thursday, February 21 of obstructing a police officer.

The Williamson County jury found 45-year-old Cecil T. Emery, of Herrin, guilty after deliberating for 30 minutes. His trial lasted a total of three days.

On Feb. 17, multiple police agencies arrived at Emery’s home after it was reported that Emery had several loaded firearms and may have posed a danger to himself and others; and that gunshots were heard in that area of Herrin.

When police arrived, evidence showed that Emery was making threats to harm police officers, himself and others. Once inside the home, they say Emery continually obstructed the investigation and made threats to officers.

Emery will be sentenced at a later date.

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