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Carbondale man to spend 3 years in jail for impersonating officer, threatening police

Arseny Shlyapintokh (Source: Carbondale PD) Arseny Shlyapintokh (Source: Carbondale PD)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

A Carbondale, Illinois man will spend three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to threatening a public official and impersonating a peace officer.

Arseny Shlyapintokh, 39, was sentenced on Sept. 7, 2016.

The charges stem from a March 2016 incident in Carbondale.

According to the Jackson County State's Attorney, Carbondale police were dispatched to a business in the 1300 block of East Main Street.

The victims said a man, identified as Shlyapintokh, came up to them and identified himself as an undercover police officer. Shlyapintokh ordered the victims to provide him with identification. He then proceeded to ask the victims to let him in their car and drive him to St. Louis.

Officers later located Shlyapintokh and took him into custody. 

While in custody, Shlyapintokh threatened to kill the police officer by shooting him. He continued to threatened other officers that they would be killed, as well.

On July 14, Shlyapintokh pleaded guilty to both counts.

During a hearing, Shlyapintokh was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a one year period of mandatory supervised release for each count.  

The two counts are to be served concurrently. 

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