Kansas Man Receives 9 Year Sentence for Charges that are Related to Shooting of Policeman

A Kansas man was sentenced to prison on charges related to a shooting of a Carbondale officer that occurred in July three years ago. The man was identified as 28 year-old Matthew D. Manley. He was given a nine year prison sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  On Monday he entered a negotiated plea of guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams of a substance containing cannabis between November 2014 and August 2, 2016. As part of the plea, he agreed to cooperate in the ongoing prosecution of the case. Officials say, Manley admitted that he, along with others, conspired to possess with the intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams of a substance containing cannabis in Jackson and Williamson Counties during Nov. 2014 through Aug., 2, 2016. While the chase was in progress 24-year-old Alex Karcher fired several shots at a police car that was chaseing them as they were driving on Dillinger Road north of Carbondale. A single shot from Karcher’s gun hit an officer in the eye.

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