Felony Violation of a Protective Order, Tampering Charges for Out-of-State Man

Police on Tuesday morning arrested a 31-year-old Providence, R.I. man by warrant and charged him with criminal violation of a protective order, a felony offense.

At about 8 a.m. on April 18, New Canaan Police traveled to a prison in Rhode Island to take custody of the man, according to a police report.

He additionally was charged with tampering with a witness, also a felony charge, and second-degree threatening, which typically is a misdemeanor.

The warrant related to an attempt last October to get a witness to recant testimony for a pending criminal case in Rhode Island, according to police.

It isn’t clear what the case involved, how the witness or arrested man figured into it or what was the nature of the threats.

Police withheld further information, saying it was a domestic matter.

The man was held on $25,000 bond and scheduled to appear April 19 in state Superior Court.

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