SOUTHINGTON – A local man was held on $10,000 bond Thursday after his arraignment on charges he allegedly threatened to kill a victim during a domestic violence incident.
Michael Walcott, 44, of Southington, is accused of threatening to kill a person at a Flanders Road address Wednesday evening, police said. Walcott and the victim were talking when he allegedly said he would kill the other person while they were sleeping, police reports said.
He then chased the victim upstairs, police said. The victim ran into a bedroom and closed the door to escape Walcott, police said. Meanwhile another person in the house called 911. The victim and the other person told police that they heard what sounded like a gun being “racked,” readied to be fired, but neither saw Walcott with a gun.
Walcott has felony convictions making it illegal for him to possess a firearm, police said. A gun was found in the house during the investigation, police said.
Walcott was second-degree threatening, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a firearm. He was held on $10,000 bond following his arraignment in Bristol Superior Court Thursday.
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