Wabash Co., IL. (ECWd) -
Wabash County Sheriff's Deputy Dylan Root arrested William E. Cook on charges of Threatening a Public Official, a Class 3 Felony in Illinois.
On October 8, 2020, Cook sent a message to Jon King, a Trustee in the Village of Bellmont, Illinois, which King took as a threat and later reported it.
The message read: "U need to just back off of the mayer u stupid ass libtard and if u try any bullshit one just keep in mind I do know where u live and I do have a grudge against u and ur parents"
Cook appeared in Court via Zoom this morning, and still in custody of the Wabash County Sheriff.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
Bond was set at $5000 with 10% to apply.
Case number 2020-CF 43.
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