Man given 30-day furlough for phone threats
BENNINGTON -- A Lyndonville man pleaded guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to two counts of threatening a co-worker through voicemails.
Guy G. Drew, 47, was charged with two counts of disturbing the peace by phone, and one count of stalking, the latter being dismissed by the state.
Drew will serve the 30 days through a pre-approved furlough Community Restitution program, the scheduling of which will be determined by the Department of Corrections.
According to an affidavit by Vermont State Police Sgt. Brian Turner, on July 6 he was contacted by Thomas Bonfiglioli who said he works for J.A. McDonald, a contacting company doing repairs on the Kelly Stand Road in Sunderland, along with Drew. He said his issues with Drew began when Bonfiglioli would not cut a break short to assist Drew with something. Then on July 2 he said Drew ran him off the road while Drew was driving a large dump truck. They got out and argued, and Drew threatened him.
The recorded message was played and on it Drew can be heard saying, "Tom, this is Guy, you really want to (Expletive) fight me? Well get on up to that job site and we will (Expletive) go, you give me an (Expletive) call and let me know what you wanna (Expletive) do, ‘cause I will (Expletive) murder you."
Bonfiglioli said he had concerns for his safety if he went back to the job site.
On July 7, Bonfiglioli said he got another call from Drew asking him to come to the Cut Leaf Motel and fight.
There was another murder threat made, according to Bonfiglioli.
Drew was arrested heading to the job site. He told police that Bonfiglioli had been the aggressor when they argued over the trucks and that Bonfiglioli threatened to beat him up and kill him. He said he had too much to drink when he called Bonfiglioli and made his own threats.
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