Albright plea hearing scheduled for May 13
Thirty-year-old Belden Hill Road resident Garrett Albright, who was arrested and charged with risk of injury to a minor on April 20, has a plea hearing scheduled for Friday, May 13.
The day of Albright's arrest, Wilton police officer observed “suspicious activity” during routine patrol and found Albright and a 15-year-old in a 2013 Subaru Legacy parked behind the Starbucks at 21 River Road.
“The two occupants were reclined in their seats. When the officer’s vehicle approached, they returned their seats to the proper position,” police said.
According to police, the officer "initiated a [motor vehicle] stop" because the car had an obstructed rear license plate. Upon making contact with the two occupants, the officer learned that Albright's passenger was 15.
Albright was found in possession of a small amount of suspected marijuana, which police said he had “provided/smoked” with the teen.
Police would not disclose the gender of the teen, but said “the accused stated he met the juvenile on a dating app called Grindr.”
In addition to risk of injury to a minor — a class C felony, Albright was charged with possession of under a half-ounce of marijuana and an illegible license plate. He was taken into custody and released after posting a $5,000 bond.
Albright was scheduled to appear in court on April 29 and had an arraignment scheduled for May 12.
Albright’s May 13 plea hearing will take place at the GA 20 Courthouse, 17 Belden Ave., in Norwalk, according to the Connecticut Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program.