Johnson County man sentenced to 3 years in prison for threatening officer

Danny R. Pierce, 46. (Source: Vienna Police Department)
Danny R. Pierce, 46. (Source: Vienna Police Department)

VIENNA, IL (KFVS) - A Vienna man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for threatening a police officer.

According to the Johnson County State's Attorney's Office, Danny Pierce, 46, was convicted of threatening a public official, a class 3 felony. The charge was a result of a police investigation dating back to September 2010.

On September 27, 2010, police were dispatched to a domestic dispute in Vienna. The home owner requested that police remove Pierce from the home.

Police ran Pierce's name through their system and found out he was wanted on 2 active 2 warrants out of Mississippi County, Mo.

Pierce was taken into custody and placed into an officer's car. The man made several threats toward Officer Dusty Lingle, including threats to shoot the officer, according to the state's attorney.

State's Attorney Tricia Turner filed charges against Pierce.

Pierce pleaded guilty on April 18, 2011 and was sentenced to 3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with 1 year period of mandatory supervised release following his prison term.

At the time of his arrest Pierce had been residing in Johnson County for around two months.

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