A northwest suburban Chicago man is in custody facing Class 3 felony charges after allegedly cyber stalking and sending death threats to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. A sheriff's office press release says following six months of threatening emails, including recent specific threats to Sheriff Dart's life, 49 year-old Steven Cleary of Franklin Park, Illinois was arrested on Friday, November 8th. Cleary is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing today.
The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.
(photo: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart appearing at the Gun Trafficking Suppression Summit, hosted last February at the Genesis Center in Gary)