SYCAMORE – Bond has been set at $100,000 for a man who police say threatened the DeKalb police chief.
Edwin Darden, 24, of the 8100 block of South Saginaw Avenue in Chicago, was charged Wednesday with threatening a public official after DeKalb Sgt. Jason Leverton said Darden posted several threats online through at least one social media website.
He said several threats were made toward DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery and to DeKalb police officers in general during the past week or so.
A warrant was issued June 29 for Darden’s arrest.
He appeared at the DeKalb County Courthouse via closed-circuit television before Judge Alan Cargerman, who stood in for Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert in her absence Thursday.
Darden, who said he plans to represent himself, made some obscene remarks to Cargerman when he appeared during bond call.
He’s set to appear in court again July 13.