BRISTOL – A Bristol man facing charges for allegedly allowing a minor to gain access to a gun has been granted a diversionary program that will allow him to earn a dismissal.
Somboun Senethong, 51, of 154 Castle Road, was enrolled in the program during a hearing last week in New Britain Superior Court. The diversionary program is set to last until Sept of next year.
If Senethong is successful in the program, the charges against him will be dismissed. He was arrested in April and charged with risk of injury to a minor and negligent storage of a firearm.
According to police, investigators found evidence that a child found a handgun in Senethong’s home and had it “for a while” before putting it back. Police were called to the home on March 31, around 9:23 a.m.
Police said the gun was not discharged, and no injuries were reported.
According to police, the gun was legally owned.
The gun was seized when Senethong was arrested on March 31. He is free from custody.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.