CROMWELL >> A town man was arrested on a warrant Friday, seven months after the Judicial District of Middletown contacted state police and sought an investigation into alleged threatening communications received by court staff.
The state police Central District Major Crime Squad investigated the allegations and ultimately sought and received a warrant from Superior Court in New London, state police said in a summary released Friday afternoon.
Edward Taupier, 52, of 6 Douglas Drive, was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail after being charged with two counts of inciting injury to persons or property and one count of threatening. He has a court date set for 9 a.m. Monday in Superior Court in New London.
Taupier’s lawyer, identified in the arrest warrant as New Haven attorney Norm Pattis, could not immediately be reached for comment.
According to an affidavit filed in support of the warrant application, state police were contacted by Middletown court staff on Jan. 25 regarding Facebook posts that a citizen found to be reason for concern with regard to the safety of court staff and members of the Cromwell Police Department.
According to the affidavit, the posts that concerned court staff included a Jan. 9 post that read, in part, “I JUST GOT NOTICE OF CONTEMPT FROM THE STATE WEB SITE WITHOUT GETTING OFFICIAL SERVICE, I GUESS THE JEWS THAT RUN THE MIDDLETOWN CLERK’S OFFICE (JOE BLACK — JONATHAN FIELD) DON’T NEED TO GET OFFICIAL SERVICE TO SCHEDULE A HEARING. THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO START KILLING WITH LOVE THOSE THAT VIOLATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF SOCIETY THAT ARE JUDGES WHO HAPPEN TO PRACTICE THE…
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