SOUTHINGTON - A local man accused of threatening to kill a woman in her sleep has been offered a plea bargain.
Michael Walcott, 44, was granted a continuance on Wednesday, during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court, for his attorney to discuss the terms of the deal - which were not put on the record.
Judge John Cronan told Walcott's lawyer he would like to see some movement on the case on the next court date, on May 14.
Walcott was arrested on Nov. 7 after police responded to a home on Flanders Road upon someone in the residence dialing 911, according to police. Both the caller and the victim reported hearing the sound of a gun racking during the domestic violence incident. Racking a handgun is done by moving the slide of the firearm to allow the first bullet to move from the ammunition clip into the chamber.
According to police, the racking sound was heard after Walcott allegedly threatened to kill a woman in her sleep. He then chased her upstairs, where she ran into a bedroom and closed the door, police allege. Despite the reports of the sound of a gun being heard, no one saw Walcott with a firearm, according to police.
Police found a gun in the home that they say he is not allowed to possess based on a prior felony conviction. Walcott, who is free on $10,000 bond, faces charges of second-degree threatening, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a firearm. He has pleaded not guilty to these charges.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.