Man Charged After Alleged Death Threats Sent to Cook County Sheriff

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    Cook County Sheriff's Office
    Steven Cleary, 49, was arrested Friday and charged with threatening a public official and cyber stalking, both felonies, following six months of allegedly threatening emails sent to Sheriff Tom Dart.

    A Franklin Park man was arrested and charged after he allegedly sent death threats to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, officials said.

    Steven Cleary, 49, was arrested Friday and charged with threatening a public official and cyber stalking, both felonies, following six months of threatening emails sent to Sheriff Dart, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

    Police allege Cleary sent death threats via email to Sheriff Dart starting in early May and recently included specific threats to Sheriff Dart’s life, the release said.

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    Cleary is expected to appear in bond court Saturday.