Cable opts for plea deal

Joshua Cable has entered a plea deal with the state's attorney's office on charges he was facing in a September 2012 incident in New Milford.

Cable pled guilty July 9 to criminal possession of a firearm and possession of a sawed off shotgun silencer. In return, he agreed to serve five years in prison, followed by five years of special parole, according to Senior Assistant State's Attorney Terri Sonnemann .

Cable, 30, formerly a New Milford resident, was also facing charges of filing a false incident report and tampering with physical evidence among other charges.

On Sept. 26, 2012, Kent Road (Route 7 North) in New Milford was closed for 12 hours while state and local police searched for an alleged gunman who Cable reported had shot him.

The subsequent investigation led detectives to believe Cable had, in fact, shot himself in an attempt to impress a woman. Video tape supported the detectives' findings, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Cable is scheduled Sept. 24 for sentencing in Superior Court in Litchfield.; 860-355-7322