A Waukegan man has been charged with threatening a Lake County judge on a voicemail on Tuesday.
The threatening message was left on the voicemail extension of a Waukegan city employee. In the message, the caller said he was planning on physically harming a specific Lake County judge. Police did not release the name of the judge who was threatened.
Waukegan officials notified the Lake County Sheriff’s Office of the message. Members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Court Emergency Response Team (CERT) as well as Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives conducted an immediate investigation.
Sheriff’s detectives quickly learned the telephone call was made from a residence in the 4200 block of Brentwood Lane in Waukegan.
Officials said that through additional investigation, it was determined Daryl G. Carter, 44, of the same above address, was the caller who left the threatening message.
Carter, a documented street gang member, also had an active failure to appear arrest warrant for felony retail theft, Lake County Sheriff officials said in a statement.
Sheriff’s Detectives, CERT Deputies, and members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team apprehended Carter at his residence without incident, according to authorities.
In addition to the failure to appear arrest warrant, Carter was charged with Threatening a Public Official (Class 3 Felony) and Disorderly Conduct (Class 4 Felony).
Carter remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $750,000 bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on July 31 at 1:30PM in courtroom C-120.
Waukegan Police Department also assisted with the investigation.