PLAINVILLE - A local man accused of seriously injuring a woman during a domestic assault is exploring the possibility of a plea deal.
Chad Caron, 35, of 20 Wilson St., appeared Friday in Bristol Superior Court, where his attorney requested a judicial pretrial hearing. During that hearing - which is scheduled for Dec. 11 - a judge will listen to arguments from both the prosecutor and Caron’s attorney, before entering a plea bargain.
Caron, who is being held on $250,000 bond, will likely be given a continuance after the hearing to consider the deal. He is facing charges of first-degree assault, second-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer.
On July 30, at about 8:16 p.m., a Beckwith Drive resident called police and said a woman - later identified as Caron’s “on-again, off-again” girlfriend - had come to her home with blood all over her face, having sustained an injury to her nose that left her nostrils split open, according to the police report.
Police responded and noted in their report that the nose injury was so bad that both of the woman’s nostrils had completely separated at the center. She told officers she, Caron and others were spending time at a Beckwith Drive home earlier in the day when Caron allegedly struck her in the face, the report said. The woman said she did not know what prompted the attack, and that she lost consciousness before later waking up alone on the second floor of the home.
The victim was then taken to Hartford Hospital after an ambulance arrived. Upon being released, she provided police with her medical papers, which said she sustained a head injury and needed stitches to repair the laceration on her nose - which was left permanently disfigured.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.