Carbondale man sentenced for impersonating cop, threatening public official

(Daily Egyptian file photograph)

(Daily Egyptian file photograph)

By Staff report

A Carbondale man was sentenced earlier this week to three years in prison for threatening a public official and impersonating a police officer, the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office announced today.

Arseny Shlyapintokh, 39, was sentenced Wednesday in Jackson County court after he pleaded guilty to both counts in July.

Shlyapintokh was arrested in March after three people told police that he approached them while in their vehicle in the 1300 block of East Main Street. The Carbondale man then identified himself as an undercover officer and ordered the three to drive him to St. Louis, the state’s attorney’s office said.

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Police then found and took Shlyapintokh into custody for impersonating an officer. He later threatened to kill the police officer by shooting him, the state’s attorney’s office said.

He threatened other officers as well, Michael Carr’s office said.

Carbondale police conducted the investigation.

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