SOUTHINGTON - A New Britain man charged with knocking someone unconscious during a dispute inside a local business is hoping to use a first-time offender program.
Alexis Medero, 34, appeared Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, where his attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, said prosecutors will subpoena the victim’s medical records.
The records, Sirica continued, could benefit his client, as he is not eligible for a first-time offender program because of one of the charges lodged against him.
Sirica said that, should the medical records warrant a reduction in one of the charges, Medero could apply for a first-time offender program that would keep his record clean.
Medero, who is free from custody, pleaded not guilty during the hearing, and his case was continued. He faces charges of second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
Medero allegedly punched the victim in the face inside the Party City store, located at 750 Queen St., on Feb. 27, according to police.
Police said Medero had gone to the store sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon to speak with the victim regarding “recent issues between them.” Police have not released any information about the victim, including age and gender.
The punch knocked the victim unconscious for several minutes. The complainant was taken to an area hospital and treated for facial injuries.
After the dispute, Medero fled the store and could not be found. Police made contact with an acquaintance of his, and he later turned himself in.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.