CHICAGO, Illinois (WAND) — A Chicago man has been charged with sending threatening voicemails to governor candidate Darren Bailey.
Scott Lennox, 21, has been charged with threatening, harassing a public official, harassing a public official by phone, and harassing an electronic communication.
The Cook County Attorney’s Office said creditors said Lennox called Bailey’s Springfield office on Oct. 28 and left threatening messages, including “to skin Darren Bailey alive.” said.
The office caller ID had a phone number registered with Lenox. The Legislative Assistant notified Capitol Police after hearing the message. Bailey’s camp has increased security around his campaign stops and his children’s schools.
When confronted by Illinois State Police investigators, Lennox agreed to unlock and provide his phone for investigation. , there was also a Snapchat message bragging about the threat.
Lennox’s court date has been set for November 23rd.
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