Police: Wethersfield man threatened to shoot state trooper

Thomas Eldridge (Photo: Connecticut State Police)
Thomas Eldridge (Photo: Connecticut State Police)

(WTNH) — A traffic stop on I-91 has landed a Wethersfield man in hot water, after he allegedly threatened to shoot the trooper who issued him a ticket.

A Connecticut State Police trooper based at Troop-H, stopped a vehicle, operated by 24-year-old Thomas Eldridge, near exit 45 in Windsor Locks Thursday evening.

The trooper reported the vehicle had a misuse of plates, tinted windows, and said that Eldridge had failed to drive in the proper lane. Eldridge allegedly did not have a insurance on the vehicle. The vehicle was then towed from the scene.

The tow truck operator later contacted State Police and reported that Eldridge had allegedly made several statements about killing the trooper with a firearm.

Eldridge was arrested at his Folly Brook Boulevard home.

He was held on a $100,000 bond and appeared in Enfield court Friday morning.

News 8 will update this story when Eldridge’s court information becomes available.