Ex-Watertown Town Employee Accused of Intimidating Witnesses

A former employee of Watertown who was fired in March is suspected of sending threatening messages to former co-workers under an alias and has been arrested.

Police arrested 43-year-old Charles “Chuck” Bezio on Monday.

He was fired on March 9 and police said he sent text messages and e-mails to former co-workers under an alias, but they came from an e-mail linked to him.

The messages said, “Heed my warning P & Z Department Do onto others as you would have done on to you. Live Free or Die Repent of your sinful ways. The Wrath of God takes on survivors. Be for warned do not enter into sin knowingly. Do not bare false witness. Do not covet. The Word of God.....”

Police said the message was believed to be intended to intimidate the victims.

Bezio denied the allegations and has filed a grievance to get his job back, police said.

He was charged with two counts of tampering with a witness and two counts of second-degree harassment. He was released after posting a $75,000 bond.

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