Illinois male sentenced for threatening police officer on social media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Illinois man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal jail right after threatening a Putnam County law enforcement office around a lethal incident involving the man’s brother.

Rodney Hanson, 37, beforehand entered a guilty plea to a demand of sending a threatening information around social media. He sent the danger to a law enforcement officer included in the taking pictures death of 49-year-old Kevin Hanson.

Hurricane law enforcement pulled more than Kevin Hanson on Jan. 6, 2019 for a website traffic violation. In accordance to police, Kevin Hanson remaining the scene and wrecked his automobile around the intersection of U.S. Route 60 and point out Route 34. Kevin Hanson allegedly fired a gun at officers as they approached his car. The officers returned hearth and killed Kevin Hanson.

Rodney Hanson, who life in the Chicago location, posted a threat on an officer’s Facebook website page on Jan. 8, 2019. He later claimed he was upset about the relatives not receiving adequate info from Hurricane law enforcement about his brother’s death and did not intend to comply with up on the menace.

Rodney Hanson will also have to bear three many years of supervised release, which will contain testing, counseling and procedure for drug and alcohol misuse. He can also not have immediate or indirect call with the officer or their household and ought to put in laptop software package made to monitor his pursuits.