FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2016
Thebes Man Sentenced to Prison for Offering Bribe to Police Officer
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Michael L. Goldsmith, Jr. (DOB 01/06/1993) of Thebes, Illinois has been sentenced to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Bribery, a Class 2 Felony. Goldsmith will also serve a two (2) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole). Goldsmith was charged following a May 2015 traffic stop by Anna Police. Upon being advised that he was being placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Goldsmith offered cash and a motorcycle to the arresting officer to avoid arrest. The officer refused and Goldsmith was booked on the additional charge of Bribery. He was subsequently indicted on the charge by the Union County Grand Jury in June 2015.
Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any available booking photographs.