JOLIET, IL – An Illinois man is facing felony charges following allegations of threats made against Joliet Mayor Terry D’Arcy.
Quinton Pickett, a 35-year-old resident of Shorewood, reportedly left a menacing voicemail on August 5th, explicitly threatening Mayor D’Arcy’s life.
According to a criminal complaint by Joliet police, Pickett reportedly intended to harm Mayor D’Arcy, causing a reasonable fear of immediate or future bodily harm. Will County prosecutors have taken this threat seriously, resulting in the issuance of a warrant for Pickett’s arrest.
Pickett served six weeks in Jail in 2022 for a driving-related offenses. Despite the warrant, Joliet police have yet to apprehend Pickett, intensifying efforts to ensure public safety.
As Joliet authorities diligently work towards Pickett’s arrest, Mayor Terry D’Arcy continues to fulfill his duties despite the unsettling threat. D’Arcy, who secured victory over incumbent Bob O’Dekirk in April’s election, remains steadfast in his commitment to the community.
Will County Judge Art Smigielski has set bail at $75,000, underscoring the severity of the charges against Pickett. The community remains watchful as legal proceedings unfold, hopeful for a swift resolution that guarantees the safety and security of their elected leader.