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FORT EDWARD — A Cambridge man put on probation last year for threatening to shoot Child Protective Services caseworkers is headed to state prison after he was found to have violated the terms of probation.

Claude J. Boisvert, 46, was sentenced last June to 60 days in Washington County Jail and 5 years on probation after his guilty plea to making a terroristic threat, a felony, in connection with a December 2016 arrest for threats to caseworkers who visited his home. He agreed to serve 2 years in state prison, to be followed by 2.5 years on parole.

Boisvert was found to have violated probation on several accounts, by drinking alcohol, not getting treatment or screening for substance abuse issues and for allegedly giving prescription drugs to another person, Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan said.

As part of the agreement, he will not be prosecuted for the prescription drug allegations, Jordan said.

Boisvert was arrested days after caseworkers from Washington County Child Protective Services and Northeast Parent & Child Society visited his home in December 2016 for what police called an “open case,” and he made verbal threats to shoot them if they returned, police said.

Boisvert also reportedly told caseworkers he had “notched” trees near his driveway so they would fall across the driveway and block the caseworkers from leaving, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Boisvert is free, pending sentencing May 4 by Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan. He has a prior criminal record that includes a 2010 misdemeanor assault arrest and a felony grand larceny conviction in 1999, records show.

His lawyer, Allen Yates, said he had no comment on the case Friday.



Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on

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