Bristol man gets 2 years, 3 months in prison in multiple cases, including hit-and-run

Published on Monday, 8 January 2018 17:26


BRISTOL - A Bristol man was sentenced to a little more than two years in prison on Monday in connection with a number of cases, including one in which he caused a car accident and took off.

Christopher Power, 32, of 42 Matilda Drive, accepted a plea deal during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to charges of evading responsibility, criminal possession of a firearm, third-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree larceny, and admitted to violating his probation.

Power was sentenced to two years and three months in prison.

According to state prosecutors, Power in late 2016 caused a two-car crash in Bristol and took off without stopping. The other vehicle sustained about $500 dollars worth of damage. No injuries were reported.

Additionally, state prosecutors said, Power was arrested in May after he was found with a loaded BB gun in his waistband. A previous conviction prohibited him from having an operable gun, which included BB guns and pellet guns.

Furthermore, Power was caught stealing two pairs of sneakers from the Kohl’s store in Plainville in December 2016. In another case, state prosecutors said, he slammed someone’s cell phone to the ground and cracked the screen.

Power was sentenced to three years’ probation in October 2016 after he was convicted as a persistent larceny offender. In addition to getting arrested while on probation, Power also tested positive for cocaine and marijuana, state prosecutors said.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Monday, 8 January 2018 17:26. Updated: Monday, 8 January 2018 17:29.