A rural Milford man, convicted earlier this month of attempted murder and aggravated battery to a police officer, will learn his fate on Halloween. 30-year-old Kevin Funk was convicted by an Iroquois County jury (Oct 13) for a 2016 attack on Iroquois County Sheriff Investigator Clint Perzee.
Funk admitted at trial of throwing a tomahawk at the officer when Perzee and Investigator Erick Starkey went to arrest Fund for felony sex offenses.
Iroquois County State’s Attorney Jim Devine said Funk faces a minimum 20 years for attempted murder of a police officer. The potential sentence, he said, is elevated because the victim is a police officer. Funk will have to serve 85% of the sentence.
The same jury found Funk ‘not guilty’ of sexually abusing his 9-yr-old step-sister several times until she was 14 years-old. Based on the jury’s ruling, had Funk not resisted the arresting officer, he’d be a free man today.