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IL man sentenced to 14 years after threatening, biting officers

The three-judge panel said the lower court needed to determine certain facts before a...
The three-judge panel said the lower court needed to determine certain facts before a definitive ruling, including precisely what the jail's book policy is. (Source: Raycom Media)
Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 at 11:43 AM CDT
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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A man was given several years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after an incident with police officers.

According to Williamson County State's Attorney Brandon J. Zanotti, on Aug. 21 Alan L. Shields, 34 of Chicago, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

The judge sentenced Shields to five years for threatening a public official, a class 3 felony, and seven years for aggravated battery to a police officer, a class 2 felony, to run concurrently; and another seven years for aggravated battery to a correctional officer, a class 2 felony, to run consecutively to the other sentence.

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Earlier in the year on June 6, Shields was found guilty by a Williamson County jury on one count of aggravated battery to a police officer, one count of threatening a public official and one count of aggravated battery to a correctional officer, stemming from a February arrest in Marion, Il.

That arrest in February began when Marion officers responded to a disturbance. Shields was arrested for an active warrant out of Jackson County and a struggle began. Shields spit on one of the arresting officers and made direct threats to officers while being transported to jail. Officials said Shields also bit a correctional officer causing an injury that required stitches.

Shields has a criminal history, including a 2004 conviction for aggravated vehicle hijacking with a weapon out of Cook County.

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