Local woman charged for threatening public official

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via Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

(WTVO) — Cheryl Barrett, 49, has been indicted for threatening a public official.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross made the announcement on Wednesday.

On January 28, 2020 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives were assigned to investigate a threat made against a Public Official. 

Police say that during the investigation Cheryl Barrett emerged as the suspect.  The case was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and charges were authorized.

Threatening a Public Official is a Class 3 Felony.

If convicted, Barrett could face a sentence of up to 2-5 years followed by 1 year of mandatory supervised release.

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