PLAINVILLE - A local man accused of seriously injuring a woman during a domestic assault has turned down two plea bargain possibilities.
Chad Caron, 35, of 20 Wilson St., declined to accept either deal during a hearing Thursday in Bristol Superior Court. Both offers would have included a four-year prison sentence. One of them included six years of special parole, while other entailed five years of probation with six years of prison time on the line should a violation take place.
Caron’s attorney and a prosecutor will now meet with a judge to discuss the case, each presenting their own arguments. Following that hearing, the judge can offer his own plea deal.
Caron 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 8:16 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 sustained an injury to her nose that left her nostrils split open, according to the police report.
Police responded and noted in their report that the nose injury was so bad that both of the woman’s nostrils had completely separated at the center. She told officers she, Caron and others were spending time at a Beckwith Drive home earlier in the day when Caron allegedly 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 later waking up alone on the second floor of the home.
The victim was then taken to Hartford Hospital after an ambulance arrived. Upon being released, she provided police with her medical papers, which said she sustained a head injury and needed stitches to repair the laceration on her nose - which was left permanently disfigured.
On Thursday, Caron’s bond was reduced from $250,000 to $175,000 after his attorney successfully argued in favor of the reduction, saying his client has no history of violence and could work as a foreman if he were released.
Paul Rotiroti, state prosecutor, objected to the bond reduction. He said the victim wants Caron prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as she feels he left her for dead after the assault.
“Your honor, this was a brutal beating,” Rotiroti said.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.