In Jackson County, a man will see five years in prison for assaulting an S-I-U Police Officer.
The Jackson County State’s Attorney says 19-year-old Donovan Pearson of Flossmoor was visiting friends at SIU on March 23rd of last year. He brought a .45 caliber handgun and ammunition to his friend’s dorm, which was found by campus police.
When Pearson was taken into custody for the weapons, police say he charged at an officer, shoved him into a wall and knocked him down.
The case was investigated by the SIU Police Department.