No bail for suspended Providence cop

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence police officer already charged in two separate cases will remain behind bars amid new charges.

A Providence Superior Court judge Thursday morning ordered Scott Logan held as a bail violator following the suspended officer’s arrest Wednesday.

Johnston police told Target 12 they apprehended Logan Wednesday on cyber-stalking and disorderly conduct charges.

According to court documents, Logan threatened to kill his doctor via text message because he wouldn’t give him prescription medication.

“Cyber harassment and disorderly conduct. Based on those new charges, the state is asking that he be held without bail. We’re also asking that a substance abuse and mental health evaluation be done,” said prosecutor Peter Roklan.

Prior to Logan’s recent arrest, he was out on bail on previous charges.

Logan, 45, was charged last week with threatening three superior officers within the Providence Police Department. Target 12 learned that Logan allegedly texted to a colleague that three superior officers were on his hit list – saying “they better watch out for their [expletive] families.”

In August, he was charged with being in possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, about a month after a Colt .380 with an unreadable serial number was found in his bag. He pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.

The 20-year veteran of the force was suspended without pay after he was indicted. According to the incident report, Logan told investigators “an ex-girlfriend had asked him to turn the firearm over to police but he forgot about it.”

A longtime neighbor of Logan told Eyewitness News that he was a model, generous resident, saying she saw no evidence of his alleged unstable, erratic behavior.

Logan is currently being held at the ACI and still faces arraignment in Kent County Court on Friday on the new charges.Target 12 Investigator Walt Buteau and Courtney Caligiuri contributed to this report.

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