Man arrested for allegedly threatening Gov. Rauner, DuPage County sheriff

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CHICAGO -- Illinois State Police arrested a 24-year-old man Thursday in connection to threatening a public official.

Eric Pence, of Carol Stream, faces a felony charge for sending a threatening letter to Governor Rauner and several threatening emails to DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba.

He is being held at the DuPage County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Pence is a registered sex offender and was convicted of arranging a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old in 2013.