Plea bargain offered to Southington man accused of threatening woman with death

Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:59
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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SOUTHINGTON - A local man accused of threatening to kill a woman in her sleep has been offered a plea bargain.

Michael Walcott, 44, was granted a continuance Wednesday during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court for his attorney to discuss the terms of the deal, which were not put on the record.

Walcott’s next court date is May 14.

Walcott was arrested on Nov. 7 after police went to a home on Flanders Road after someone there had called 911, according to police.

Both the caller and the victim reported hearing the sound of a gun being racked during the domestic-violence incident. Racking a handgun is done by moving the slide of the firearm to allow the first cartridge to move from the ammunition magazine into the chamber.

According to police, the sound was heard after Walcott allegedly threatened to kill a woman in her sleep. He then chased her upstairs, where she ran into a bedroom and closed the door, police allege. Despite the reports of the sound of a gun being heard, no one saw Walcott with a gun, according to police.

In the home, police found a gun they say he is not allowed to possess as the consequence of a prior felony conviction.

Walcott, who is free on $10,000 bond, faces charges of second-degree threatening, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a firearm.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:59. Updated: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:01.