Man Accused Of Threatening Same State Trooper Twice
GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A man out on bond for alleged threats against a state trooper is now in trouble for allegedly threatening the same trooper again.
In February, 27-year-old Andrew Fulton of Salem was charged with threatening a state trooper on Facebook. The trooper, from the Kiski Barracks, had arrested Fulton on drug charges in October.
Fulton was out of jail on an unsecured bond and preparing to plead guilty to the charges against him when police say he called a woman and left a voicemail asking her to hurt the trooper, and if she couldn’t do it herself, to find someone who could.
“The nature of the threats are physical harm, to kill and physically hurt the trooper,” said Trooper Steve Limani, of Pennsylvania State Police. “So, obviously, we’re taking these very seriously.”
The woman saved the voicemail and gave it to state police who immediately recognized the voice as that of Fulton’s.
“Hopefully, this will stop and people will take it and understand that just because we’re out there doing the course of our job doesn’t give you the opportunity to try and have some type of retaliation or threat against us,” said Trooper Limani.
According to a criminal complaint, Fulton admitted to making the threats, saying he wanted retaliation.
“If you are involved in some type of incident with a police officer in the performance of their duty, the last thing you want to do is try and make some type of threat, threats against them, threats against their family,” Trooper Limani said. “There’s criminal code sections that cover those and you will be arrested.”