Man pleads guilty to leaving threatening messages at DeKalb prosecutor’s office

A Des Plaines man accused of leaving threatening messages with the DeKalb County state’s attorney’s office has pleaded guilty to felony disorderly conduct, officials said.

Jesse Christian, 29, was sentenced to three years in prison as part of a plea deal, according to a news release from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

Because threats were made against a DeKalb County assistant state’s attorney and judge, Kane County was appointed as a special prosecutor, and a judge from LaSalle County presided over the case, the release stated.

The plea was entered on April 23, according to DeKalb County court records.

Des Plaines man accused of threatening schools, judges

According to prosecutors, Christian called the DeKalb County state’s attorney’s office on Nov. 30 and left voicemails on its main line. The messages included references to participating in a shooting, detonating a bomb, gunning people down and threats to the president of the United States, according to the news release.

Christian also is accused of leaving threats on the voicemail of an Aurora school, Shaw Local News Network reported in December.

Christian has to serve at least 50% of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He received credit for 146 days spent pretrial in the DeKalb County jail.