SOUTHINGTON - A Plantsville man has been accused of harassing a local woman, alluding to shooting up a home following a child’s christening.
Derick Markavich, 31, of 115 Norton St., sent the mother of his children a text message on Sunday that said, “Yeah everyone’s back over there having a grand old time,” according to the police report. “Was I [expletive] invited no [expletive] you all. I should just shoot the [expletive] out of that house.”
The victim said she received that message, a number of phone calls and several other messages from Markavich after the christening of their child, the report said. She told police he was at the event despite not being invited, and he was mad that none of her family acknowledged him, the report continued.
The woman told police she believed Markavich may have had access to a number of firearms in a shed at the home where he resides. Police went to the house and spoke to the homeowner, who has not been identified, and she turned over a number of guns that were in the shed, the report said. The homeowner said Markavich did not have access to the guns.
The day after the messages were allegedly sent, Markavich was arrested at the residence, where he has been residing in the basement. Police found him with marijuana, a glass pipe and other paraphernalia, according to the report. He faces charges of first-degree harassment, second-degree breach of peace, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
According to the report, Markavich cooperated with police and contends that the complainant fabricated what happened in an attempt to get custody of their children. He said she has a history of calling and texting him.
Markavich is being held $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on April 16.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.