Prosecutors say a 71-year-old woman left multiple messages threatening to kill a police officer and also other residents in Barrington.
Elizabeth J. Lingle, 71, of Barrington, was charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said Lingle left three voicemail messages on January 17.
The messages were left for a specific officer at the Barrington Police Department.
Lingle said “I will kill you” and also referenced killing other residents in the area, Daly said.
Lingle also allegedly said “give me what I want” and referenced she “was coming on February 3.”
Daly said Lingle made multiple direct statements threatening the life of an officer by name.
An arrest warrant was obtained the day after the incident and Lingle was taken into custody earlier this month.
Lake County Assistant Public Defender Gregory Ticsay said during a bond hearing that Lingle is mentally ill and she has had two prior similar criminal cases where she was found unfit to stand trial.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak allowed Lingle to be released on a $35,000 personal recognizance bond.
Potkonjak also ordered Lingle to not call the Barrington Police Department unless it is a legitimate emergency.
A status hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.