SOUTHINGTON - A Plantsville man accused of harassing a local woman, alluding to shooting up a home following a child’s christening, must decide whether or not he wants to take a plea deal.
Derick Markavich, 32, of 115 Norton St., was granted a final continuance during a hearing on Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court. During the hearing, court officials said he must make a decision on a plea bargain by his next hearing.
Turning down the deal could turn the case toward the trial road. The terms of the deal have not been publicly disclosed.
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.
Markavich has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree harassment, second-degree breach of peace, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.