PLAINVILLE - A local man accused of seriously injuring a woman during a domestic assault is exploring the possibility of a plea deal.
Chad Caron, 35, of 20 Wilson St., appeared Friday in Bristol Superior Court, where his lawyer requested a judicial pretrial hearing. During that hearing, scheduled for Dec. 11, a judge will listen to arguments from both the prosecutor and Caron’s attorney before proposing a plea bargain.
Caron, who is being held on $250,000 bond, will likely be given a continuance after the hearing to consider the deal. He is facing charges of first-degree assault, second-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer.
On July 30, at about 8:15 p.m., a Beckwith Drive resident called police and said a woman - later identified as Caron’s “on-again, off-again” girlfriend - had come to her home with blood all over her face, having suffered an injury to her nose, according to the police report.
Police noted in their report that the injury was so bad that both of the woman’s nostrils had separated at the center.
She told officers that she, Caron and others were spending time at a Beckwith Drive house earlier in the day when Caron struck her in the face, the report said. The woman said she did not know what prompted the attack, and that she lost consciousness before waking up alone on the second floor.
She was taken to Hartford Hospital aby ambulance. Upon release, she provided police with her medical papers, which said she had sustained a head injury and needed stitches to repair the laceration on her nose, which was left permanently disfigured.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.