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Carmi Man Sentenced to Prison for Two Separate Incidents

CARMI – A Carmi man was sentenced in White County Court in Carmi Wednesday on charges stemming from two separate incidents.

According to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud, 43-year-old Joseph L.G. Allen was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a 2020 charge for Driving While License Revoked – a Class 4 felony.

Allen was also sentenced to six years in IDOC and will serve one year of mandatory supervised release for a 2021 charge of Unlawful Use of Property – a Class 2 felony and six years in IDOC for a 2021 charge for Threatening a Public Official – a Class 3 felony.

Aud says Allen had previously pled guilty in November on the 2020 case. While awaiting sentencing, he was arrested on the 2021 case in which he was found to have been using a motor vehicle to assist in a violation of the possession of methamphetamine.

Upon his arrest by the Carmi Police Department, Allen threatened the arresting officer and was also charged with the threatening a public official offense. Because Allen was awaiting sentencing, the sentence imposed in 2021 must run consecutive to the sentence imposed in 2020 meaning that he will have to complete the sentence of the first case before the sentence in the second case begins. Ultimately, he was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Carmi Police Department was the arresting agency in both cases.