A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Man arrested after threatening violence against Crystal Lake Police Officer
A former resident of Lake in the Hills, IL has been charged with Threatening a Public Official (a class 3 Felony) after posting a video on social media.
On or about January 6th, 2015, Crystal Lake Police discovered that Gerard Xavier Golston (24) had posted a rap video on his Facebook page which included lyrics that identified a Crystal Lake Police Officer by name, and Golston’s intent to shoot the officer.
Additionally, other postings and independent investigation indicated Golston may have possession of, or have access to a firearm and threatened violence toward others as well.
Working in conjunction with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, Crystal Lake Police obtained an arrest warrant for Gerard Golston on January 9th for the offense of Threatening a Public Official.
Golston surrendered himself at the McHenry County Jail, taken into custody in the early morning hours of January 11th jail on $35,000 bond pending a court appearance of January 14th, 2015, Crystal Lake Police discovered that Gerard Xavier. He has since has been confined at the at 9:00 am.