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Murphysboro man pleads guilty to felon with a weapon charge

Butcher will serve two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release. Butcher will serve two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release.
MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) -

Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael C. Carr announced that Keith Butcher, 40, of Murphysboro has pleaded guilty to aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

On September 13, the Murphysboro Police Department responded to the 700 block of North 7th Street in Murphysboro to a report of an individual refusing to leave a house.

It was reported the individual was in possession of a knife.

When officers arrived they found Butcher sitting on the front steps of the home.

They approached Butcher and asked him if he needed a ride.

The officers then began to conduct a weapons check, at which time Butcher handed them a “switchblade” knife.

Officers then discovered that Butcher has three prior felony convictions in the state of Illinois.

On September 13, Butcher was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, which is a Class 3 felony.

On Monday, Nov. 16, he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Butcher will serve two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release.

He is not eligible for probation.

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