NEW SHARON — A local man is charged with leaving harassing and threatening messages on the three selectmen’s home message machines.
Gerald McGlamery, 52, of Swan Road, was arrested March 4 on three misdemeanor charges of stalking and one count of criminal threatening, Franklin County Sheriff Detective David St. Laurent said Thursday.
The Sheriff's Department received a complaint March 4 and began an investigation.
McGlamery has a longstanding civil issue with the town and selectmen, St. Laurent said. That information is confidential, he said.
Selectmen allege that McGlamery was leaving harassing messages on their machines that also involved selectmen’s families, he said.
After talking to Selectmen Maynard Webster, Russ Gardner and Larry Donald and other victims, and listening to the messages, St. Laurent, Cpl. Nathan Bean and Deputy Nathan Reid went to McGlamery’s home and interviewed him. Based on that information and the investigation, he was arrested, St. Laurent said.
His bail was initially set at $5,000 cash but was reduced to $750 after an appearance in court on March 7 where he denied the charges, he said. He is scheduled to appear in a Farmington court on April 24.