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Md. Man Arrested for Making Online Threat Against Del. Governor

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MIDDLETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a Warwick, Md. man accused of posting to Facebook threats against Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.

Police said the initial investigation began shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, after troopers were called to respond to a home located in the 300 block of Pheasant Drive in Middletown. Police said that upon their arrival the troopers were advised by a female resident of the home, that she, as well as the governor of Delaware, Jack Markell, had been threatened via a Facebook post by a man she identified as Roger M. Matthews, 51. The female victim advised that Matthews is a relative of one of her family members, according to police. Troopers then reviewed the post, which they said did contain threats against Markell.

On Tuesday, troopers arrested Matthews for threatening the life of a public official. He was ordered held in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $4,000 cash bond.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective William Harris at (302) 365-8428. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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