State trooper arraigned in witness intimidation case

Trooper Sean Dennehy accused of threatening Belchertown Detective John Raymer

Trooper Sean Dennehy is seen here during the day of his arraignment on a witness intimidation charge at Palmer District Court, February 29, 2016.

PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) – A state trooper accused of threatening a Belchertown police officer was arraigned in court Monday morning. Though originally scheduled to take place at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown, the case of Trooper Sean Dennehy was moved across the county line to Palmer District Court.

A criminal complaint alleges that Dennehy approached Detective John Raymer and his two children while they were eating at McCarthy’s Pub in Belchertown. Dennehy allegedly stood over Raymer, swearing and cursing at him. Raymer was allegedly fearful that Dennehy was going to physically assault him.

Raymer has a pending case against Dennehy’s wife, Tamara, for allegedly leaving the scene of a car crash last year.

Dennehy, who is charged with witness intimidation and disturbing the peace, was released on personal recognizance following Monday’s arraignment. He was ordered to stay away from Raymer, and must report to probation. If he fails to meet these conditions, he will be held without the right to bail.

Dennehy is due back in court on March 22.

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