SOUTHINGTON – A Plainville man was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly stalking a woman who works at a local bar.
Gregory Newcity, 22, is facing charges of second-degree stalking, disorderly conduct, failure to obey a stop sign and improper turn signal.
According to the police report, a woman who works at a Southington bar called her uncle in the early morning hours Tuesday because a man who has been stalking her came into her workplace after she had previously told him she quit so he wouldn’t bother her anymore. Newcity, the woman said, questioned her previously saying she no longer worked there.
The woman told Newcity she was going to close the bar early because it was empty. She called her uncle after he left in the event that he came back.
According to the report, the victim said Newcity had to be removed from the bar on a previous occasion after he went behind the bar to talk to her. Additionally, he regularly asks her personal questions that make her feel uncomfortable, the woman told police.
On one occasion, police noted in the report, Newcity allegedly left the bar and pulled his vehicle next to the victim's car, waiting for her to come outside. She ultimately had a co-worker move her vehicle for her.
On Tuesday, after the victim's uncle arrived at the bar, the uncle told police, he saw Newcity drive by the business multiple times. He also saw him later on parked in a nearby field.
Newcity was stopped by police on Redstone Street after he didn't stop for a stop sign and failed to use a blinker when making a turn.
The victim's uncle responded to the scene to identify him as the stalking suspect. As this was happening, police said, Newcity began yelling and beating his chest before he started punching himself in the face.
According to judicial records, Newcity was convicted of public indecency in January 2016. He is still on probation in connection with that case.
Newcity was held in custody Tuesday morning and arraigned in the afternoon in Bristol Superior Court. There, he was ordered held on $10,000 bond and ordered not to contact the complainant. He is due back in court June 2 to enter a plea.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.