A 54-year-old Greenwich man was convicted of menacing for charging after his postal carrier with a baseball bat.
Earlier this month, James Row, 28 Pierce St., pleaded no contest to menacing in Norwalk Municipal Court, according to Greenwich Police Chief Steve Dorsey.
The substitute mail woman wasn’t able to understand what Row was screaming at her on June 28 when he stepped inside his trailer on the northeast side of the village. But, she clearly understood that he was coming after her brandishing a baseball bat.
The woman ran to her mail truck and contacted police.
“She said he scared her,” Dorsey said.
Row’s motive for the attempted attack remains unknown, according to police.
Due to hearing and speech disabilities, the investigating officer couldn’t understand Row during an interview, Dorsey said.
“I don’t know why he did this. Nobody knows,” Dorsey said.
Row has no prior record of violence in the village, the chief added.
As part of the plea agreement, Row must submit to two years of probationary sanctions which include having no further convictions. He was also forbidden to have any contact with his mail carrier, according to court records.
Row must also pay $255 in fines and court costs within 30 days as part of the agreement, court records stated.
Twenty days jail time was suspended as well as part of the plea, the records stated.
If Row complies with the terms of the plea agreement, a further hearing for sentencing scheduled for September will be waived, the records stated.