Six arrested, including juveniles, in connection with Oct. 31 assault

Six people, including three juveniles, were arrested in connection with an assault at a party on Halloween, Southington police reported this week.

Police said there was an assault of a victim at a party on Oct. 31 in Southington. When witnesses attempted to intervene on behalf of the victim and stop the assault, police said, another witness also was assaulted and threatened by the suspects.

As a result of the assault, police said, both victims reported injuries. They sought treatment at local medical facilities.

The warrant also alleges that during the course of the assault and at times after this incident, the witnesses and victims were threatened by the suspects against speaking to the police.

The following were charged in the incident:

James Wernicki, 24, of Plantsville was arrested and charged with tampering with a witness, two counts of second degree, reckless endangerment first degree, and breach of peace second degree.

Andrew D’Agostino, 18, of Southington was arrested on a warrant and charged with two counts of tampering with a witness, assault second degree, threatening second degree, reckless endangerment first degree, and breach of peace second degree.

Darrell Hotham, 25, of Southington was arrested on a warrant and charged with tampering with a witness, assault second degree, reckless endangerment first degree, and breach of peace second degree.

The three 17 year old juveniles were referred to the juvenile courts. One was charged with tampering with a witness, reckless endangerment first degree, and breach of peace second degree. The second was charged with tampering with a witness, assault second degree, threatening, reckless endangerment first degree, and breach of peace second degree. The third was charged with tampering with a witness, two counts of second degree assault, assault third degree, reckless endangerment first degree, criminal mischief second degree, and breach of peace second degree.

 

James Wernick

James Wernick

Andrew D'Agostino

Andrew D’Agostino

Darrell Hotham

Darrell Hotham

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