SOUTHINGTON - A Hartford man accused of threatening to shoot a man - a statement overheard by a police officer - will likely take a plea bargain.
Elvin Feliciano, 26, appeared Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of risk of injury to a minor, second-degree threatening, carrying a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal mischief and two counts of first-degree failure to appear.
During the hearing, Feliciano’s attorney, Robert Dwyer Jr., said he believes his client will accept a plea deal on his next court date. The terms of the deal were not put on the record.
Feliciano, who is being held on $4,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court next month.
According to court documents, Feliciano was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with the mother of his child at a Southington motel on Dec. 2, 2017. The couple’s 2-year-old child was present during the alleged dispute, court papers said.
Later in the day, a New Britain man called Feliciano over a financial dispute. He made the call while with a police officer at the Southington Police Department. During the call, according to court documents, a police officer overheard Feliciano tell the man to come by his motel room, saying he had “a shell for you.”
Feliciano was later charged with two counts of failure to appear after not showing up to a hearing in February 2018.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.