(MIDDLETOWN,Conn./CBS Connecticut)– State Police have arrested a Cromwell man following a lengthy investigation.In January staff at Middletown Superior Court contacted State Police and requested the investigation after receiving communications they believed were threatening in nature.

According to the arrest warrant, the investigation was launched  when a judicial marshal reported   concerns about  comments posted  to a Facebook profile  for  Edward Taupier, making threatening comments   against judges and  court staff.Investigators say the comments were posted between December  of last year and January of this year.

Friday morning the 52 year old Taupier was arrested at his home.He is charged with Inciting Injury to Persons or Property and Threatening.


He is being held on $200,000 bond.Taupier is scheduled to appear Monday in New London Superior Court.


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