A transgender man was charged today with two counts of threatening a prosecutor. These are felonies that carry with them six years of prison each, if convicted.
Earlier this summer, Preston made threats to kill Kenosha DA Mike Graveley. It was determined through GPS that Preston at one time was just outside of Graveley’s home. Preston said “I’m worried about Graveley’s life tomorrow with all the fireworks around, the address being public” and “Enjoy your last white boy summers. You want to know who the fuck this is Graveley? This is your fucking worst goddamn nightmare. You want to ruin my life Graveley? Go hide bitch, go hide. Fuck you Graveley, you’re dead meat papa” and “The Kenosha DA (Graveley) is going to be shot in the street tonight.” It was learned that Preston was later in Madison and police were dispatched to a hotel to check on Preston’s well-being – he was armed with a knife and two hand-made shanks. He was arrested and charged. He was eventually convicted and given three years of probation. He also received an imposed and stayed sentence of two years of state prison and three years of extended supervision. On August 9, 2022, he was placed on a probation hold, but was released 10 days later. The probation office is considered to be very weak on crime in Kenosha County, even by prosecutors.
New Charges Today
According to police and prosecutors, Preston made some threats to DA Graveley again. He posted “GRAVELEY DIES TONIGHT Inshallah” (Ishallah means ‘if allah wills it’) on Facebook and a video of himself talking about the DA. He also made statements about “killing Harvey Dent.” Harvey dent is a fictional character who is the DA of Gotham in the Batman comics and movies. He also posted on twitter “if the DA is still in office by dec 11, I die. If he is still in office by Dec 25 he dies by New Year’s eve.”
In court today, Racine prosecutor Chris Steenrod asked for a $7,500 bail, saying that he doesn’t believe Preston will appear in court in the future. He told Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating that Preston took off his GPS ankle monitor and fled the state, taking a train to New York to visit a relative. He was captured in Toledo, OH. Officers made contact with Preston who said he wasn’t coming back to Wisconsin until his probation was over.
Preston’s attorney asked the court for a small cash bond, saying that the corrections system failed Preston by not offering treatment for his untreated and diagnosed mental health illness.
Commissioner Keating ordered a $7,500 cash bail for Preston.
Preston posted on Facebook that he had moved to Los Angeles, perhaps to throw police off of his scent. If Preston is convicted, he faces 12 years in the Wisconsin State Prison System. He also faces two years in prison if the previous judge decides to revoke his probation, since he allegedly violated the conditions. He is due in court on November 4, 2022, for a preliminary hearing. See below image and video: