EDWARDSVILLE — A man was arrested after the borough council meeting Thursday night when he threatened to kill a police officer.
Police charged Fred Polisky, 68, of Edwardsville, with terroristic threats. He was arraigned Thursday night by District Judge James Tupper in Kingston Township and released from jail on Friday when he posted $15,000 bail, according to court records.
According to the criminal complaint:
Polisky attended the borough council meeting addressing council members about a letter he received from Attorney Mark Mack regarding a cease and desist request towards the harassment of several borough officers.
During his public comment, police said Polisky began making statements about Officer Michael Lehman being “a crook, a liar among other derogatory comments,” the complaint says.
Polisky continued to address council saying if Lehman ever steps foot on his property, “He will kill him,” and “I will kill him,” according to the complaint.
After Polisky finished addressing council members, an officer asked him to step outside.
Once outside, the officer advised Polisky he shouldn’t be making threatening statements toward officers or anyone. Polisky stated it was a warning for Lehman.
The officer asked Polisky if it was a warning or a promise at which Polisky replied, “he promises to kill Officer Lehman,” the complaint says.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on April 16 before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston.