PLYMOUTH - A Southington man accused of harassing a local teenager is mulling over a plea bargain offer.
Robin Jurglewicz, 50, appeared Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court, where state prosecutors said he has been offered a plea deal. The terms of the deal were not put on the record.
During the hearing, Jurglewicz was given a continuance to March 7. Prosecutors said the plea bargain must be taken at the next hearing, or the offer will be withdrawn.
Jurglewicz, who is free on $1,000 bond, is facing 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 2016 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 and was trying to use the boy to get in contact with her.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at email@example.com.