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Chicago man charged with sending threats to governor, sheriff

Eric Pence (Illinois State Police)

A Chicago man was charged Thursday for sending threats to Gov. Bruce Rauner and DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba.

Officers arrested 24-year-old Eric M. Pence on Thursday for sending a threatening letter to the governor, according to a statement from Illinois State Police. The investigation found that Pence also sent threatening emails to the DuPage County sheriff.

Pence was charged with one felony count of threatening a public official for the threat to the governor, and one misdemeanor count of harassment using an electronic communication for the threat to the sheriff.

Bond for Pence was set at $250,000, according to the statement.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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