NAUGATUCK - A local man has been charged with tampering with physical evidence after police said he tried to hide a handgun that was used in a
James Jarmon, 21, of 5 Highland Ave., Naugatuck, tried to hide a gun that a man used to beat someone within inches of his life during a drug deal on June 16, police said.
The incident occurred at Urban Cutz, when 21-year-old Christopher Francisquini pistol-whipped a 23-year-old man for his drugs and money, according to a police report. The man needed surgery to repair a fractured skull and jaw, and had multiple cuts on his face and head that required stitches, police said.
After the beating, police said Jarmon hid the handgun.
Tampering with evidence is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. He was also charged with interfering with an officer, a misdemeanor. He has not yet entered a plea and his next court date is Sept. 25 at Waterbury Superior Court.