Southington man pleads not guilty to harassing Plymouth teen

Published on Friday, 13 October 2017 16:30
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

PLYMOUTH - A Southington man has pleaded not guilty to harassing a teenager and making disturbing comments toward him.

Robin Jurglewicz, 50, appeared Friday in Bristol Superior Court, where Ronald Dearstyne, the prosecutor, said there may be another warrant coming for his arrest. The prosecutor did not elaborate on the new complaint.

Jurglewicz was granted a continuance to give court officials time to determine if more charges are coming. During the hearing Friday, he pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree harassment and risk of injury to a child.

According to the arrest warrant, Jurglewicz allegedly told a 14-year-old boy in an ongoing series of text messages, between December and June, that he would like to cut his throat and watch him bleed out and that he would hang him.

Additionally, the warrant continued, Jurglewicz allegedly sent the boy photos of an assault rifle and a handgun and threatened to use them against him and his family. The teen also alleges that Jurglewicz said he would kill him and cut up his body.

The alleged behavior was reported to Plymouth police on June 7 by the 14-year-old’s grandmother, a Bristol woman. She said Jurglewicz was upset that the teen’s mother had cut ties with him in December and was trying to use the boy to get in contact with her.

Police spoke to the teen’s mother during the investigation and she told an officer she would send him screenshots of some of the threatening messages directed toward the teen. She never did and police were unable to view the alleged messages.

Furthermore, police spoke to Jurglewicz and he said he was contacting the 14-year-old because his mother owes him $10,000. He denied making any threats, police wrote in the warrant, but admitted to harassing the teen.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Plymouth, Southington Herald on Friday, 13 October 2017 16:30. Updated: Friday, 13 October 2017 16:33.