SOUTHINGTON - A man was charged after he allegedly sent threatening text messages, including one in which he claimed he would shoot the victim's "whole family with no remorse," according to police. Irwin Mueses, 39, of Troutbrook Drive in West Hartford, was charged with first-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. The charges stem from some text messages police say Mueses sent earlier this month. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Jan. 19, officers were sent to a residence on Spring Lake Road near Flanders Road for a threatening complaint, according to police. The victim reported to officers that he was threatened by Irwin Mueses. Police said on Jan. 15, the victim got a text message from a friend who hadn't heard from Mueses for two weeks. The next day, police said, he said he got a text from Mueses that suggested the friend was "interfering" - it's unclear in what. On Jan. 18, the victim received additional texts from Mueses. Police said in those follow up messages, Mueses allegedly threatened to "stab" and "slap the (expletive) out of" the victim. Police said he also allegedly threatened to "break" the victim's face and "make sure he won't breathe again." Also on Jan. 18, the victim got another text from Mueses with two photos of what police said appeared to be semi-automatic guns. Along with the photos, Mueses allegedly wrote, "Stay away from me as possible (sic) I will shoot ya whole family with no remorse," "That's next time (sic) I see you do ya self a favor you ever see me run," and "People like you get shot." Investigators learned that the texts and photos came from Tolland. With help from Troop C, police took Mueses into custody in Tolland on Jan. 19 around 12:30 p.m. He was taken to Southington police headquarters to be processed on the charges. Police said he was held on a $250,000 bond. Court records show that bond was lowered to $50,000 and he was released from custody. He's next expected in court on March 3 to enter a plea for the charges.