Carterville Woman Arrested After Making Harassing Calls to US Senators

Carterville Woman Arrested After Making Harassing Calls to US Senators

Carterville – Federal authorities have arrested a Carterville woman accused of repeatedly harassing both of Illinois’ U.S. senators over the course of five months. According to court documents from the Southern District of Illinois, Jura L. Perkins left more than 200 vulgar and violent voicemails on the office phones of Democrats Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Tammy Duckworth. Perkins’ phone calls to both senators persisted throughout the summer until recently, including ones that Duckworth’s staff described as “very volatile and racist” in the indictment and even making threats to Duckworth’s newborn child. If convicted, Perkins could face up to two-years behind bars. A hearing date has been set for January 3rd.

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