The jury is hearing closing arguments today (Wed) in the Kevin Funk trial in Iroquois Circuit Court.
Defendant Kevin Funk took the stand late this morning, telling the court he did not intend to hurt anyone; he just wanted to scare Officer Clint Perzee, who was there to arrest Funk for sexual abuse.
The 30-year-old Funk is standing trial for attempted murder and 3-counts of predatory criminal sexual abuse. And 3-counts of sexual assault. A conviction could bring up to 38 years in prison for the felony offenses.
The state’s case against the rural MIlford man stems from an August 2016 case. Sheriff investigators Clint Perzee and Eric Starkey had gone to the Milford residence to arrest Funk for the sex offenses, involving a family member. But after questioning, Funk admitted to the jury he threw a tomahawk at officer Perzee, severely injuring the deputy.
During his testimony, Funk told the court he didn’t want to go to jail and wanted Perzee out of his house. Funk said “I didn’t mean to hurt him; I live with this (what I did) everyday.”
Perzee testified earlier, the tomahawk was thrown at him, expectedly, from just a few feet away. Perzee said he raised his arm to prevent a blow to his head or neck.