Plantsville man pleads not guilty to harassing woman, alluding to shooting up home

Published on Monday, 13 May 2019 20:16


SOUTHINGTON - A Plantsville man has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he harassed a local woman, alluding to shooting up a home following a child’s christening in March.

Derick Markavich, 31, of 115 Norton St., appeared briefly in Bristol Superior Court on Monday, posting $50,000 bail following the hearing. He has been ordered not to possess any weapons or illicit substances while free from custody.

During the hearing, Markavich pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree harassment, second-degree breach of peace, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. He is due back in court on June 19.

Markavich has been accused of sending the mother of his children a text message on March 4 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 day after the messages were allegedly sent, Markavich was arrested at a Southington residence, where he had been residing in the basement. Police found him with marijuana, a glass pipe and other paraphernalia, according to the report.

Markavich was also arrested in October, finding himself as the subject of a home compliance check after his parole officer received an anonymous tip. Police said he was found in possession of a stolen motorcycle and a number of illegal drugs, including mushrooms and hash oil.

During a previous court appearance, he pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree larceny, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance near a school and illegal distributing/manufacturing of drugs.

Markavich was convicted of attempted second-degree kidnapping in 2012 and sentenced to 42 months in prison, followed by four years of special parole. 

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

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Monday, 13 May 2019 20:16. Updated: Monday, 13 May 2019 20:18.