The Milford man convicted of attempted murder of a police officer will spend at least 20 years in prison. Kevin Funk was sentenced (Tuesday) for the attack on an arresting Iroquois County sheriff deputy in August of 2016. Judge James Kinzer imposed the maximum sentence requested by the State’s Attorney’s Office.
A jury convicted the 30-year-old Funk for the attack on Investigator Clint Perzee. Funk threw a tomahawk at the officer, severely injuring the deputy’s arm.
State’s Attorney Jim Devine said Funk will have to serve a minimum 85% of the 24-years. Funk was looking at up to 80 years in prison, but prosecutors took into account he had no prior criminal background.
The same jury found Funk ‘not guilty’ of aggravated criminal sexual assault of his step-sister, abuse that started when the girl was just nine-years-old.