Carlisle father threatened to shoot police, claimed to be part of a militia

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Michael Filaroski

MIDDLESEX TWP., Cumberland County, Pa– A Cumberland County father is behind bars after he made several threats against Middlesex Township Police while his son was being arrested earlier this month.

Michael Filaroski, 43, of Carlisle, is charged with two counts of terroristic threats, persons not to possess firearms and firearms not to be carried without a license.

According to court documents, officers stopped Colin Filaroski, Michael’s son, on July 9 after witnessing him conduct a hand-to-hand drug transaction in the parking lot of the Pike Motel located along the 1100 block of Carlisle Pike. Police say Filaroski was in possession of 19 bags of heroin.  As police were investigating– Michael threatened police officers and displayed a gun he had in his waistband, court documents state. Michael told the officers he is a member of a 3% militia and said he will shoot every body, court records state.

The following day, officers were dispatched to the Budget Inn for a heroin overdose.  According to court documents, Colin gave his girlfriend, Keanna Truett, heroin. Police gave Truett two doses of Naloxone and she was revived. Police found several bags of heroin and syringes on the hotel bed, court documents state. As police were taking Colin into custody at the hotel, his father, Michael, said he was going to shoot “everyone.”On July 25,Middlesex Township police were following up on the case and discovered that Michael is a felon and is not allowed to possess a firearm. Michael was convicted in New Hampshire and has a PFA violation in Pennsylvania, court documents state.

While taking Colin to his preliminary hearing, he told police that his father has a 9 mm gun and that they would often go to the shooting range and shoot. He also said added that his father is part of a militia.

Colin has since posted $10,000  bail.

Michael is currently in  Cumberland County Prison on $150,000 bail.

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