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Carbondale man sentenced to prison for threatening police

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Jackson County State’s Attorney announced Thursday that a Carbondale man was sentenced to prison for threatening a public official.

On August 7, 2015, officers with the Carbondale Police Department were sent to a home in Carbondale for a report that Brandon R. Saul, 37, was making suicidal threats.

An officer spoke with him, and he indicated to the officer that he was attempting to drink himself to death.

The officer arranged for Saul to be taken to a hospital for evaluation.

When he arrived at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Saul became aggressive toward medical staff, hospital security and the officer.

He then threatened to blow up the hospital facility and then told the officer that he would shoot her and any other officer that responded to his neighborhood.

Saul was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with threatening a public official.

He will serve a one year period of mandatory supervised release upon his release.

This investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. Assistant State’s Attorney Casey Bloodworth was responsible for the prosecution of this case.

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