A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
MICHAEL T. SPENCER SENTENCED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR IMPERSONATING A PEACE OFFICER
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Michael T. Spencer, 21, of Harvard, was sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the class 2 felony offense of Robbery and the class 1 felony offense of False Personation of a Peace Officer following a non-negotiated plea of guilty.
The judge recommended Spencer for the Impact Incarceration Program, which is commonly referred to as “boot camp”.
Spencer admitted to robbing a sixteen year old boy after pretending to be a McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy on May 15, 2009.
The defendant ordered the victim to remove portions of his clothes before striking him in the face with his fist.
This case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Jessica Carrier and Sharyl Eisenstein.