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On July 11, 2017, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office became aware of a threat directed toward a Lake County Judge. 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.
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, Waukegan. Through additional investigation, it was determined Daryl G. Carter, 44, of the same 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.
Sheriff’s Detectives, CERT Deputies, and members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team apprehended Carter at his residence, without incident.
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 $750,000.00 bail. He is next due in court on July 31, 2017 at 1:30PM in courtroom C-120.
Waukegan Police Department also assisted with the investigation.
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.