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Superior Court Briefs: Sept. 6 - Sept. 7

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, September 6.
 
Dylan Litchfield, 24, of Peru was found not guilty by a jury on single counts of mayhem, armed assault with intent to murder, and aggravated assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
The charges were related to an incident in Windsor on June 13, 2016 involving a 29-year-old man. 
 
Austin Litchfield, 20, of Peru was also found not guilty - through a direct motion approved by Agostini and not by a jury -on a single count of attempt to commit murder in connection with the same incident.
 
Brandon Griffin, 22, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, illegal possession of a firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling relating to an incident in Pittsfield on July 5, 2018.
 
He also had not guilty pleas entered on two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, and single counts of illegal possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest relating to an incident in Pittsfield on July 11, 2018 when officers attempted to arrest him.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail.
 
Shelly Nichlen, 38, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and a single count of home invasion.
 
She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an incident in North Adams on September 19, 2019 where a 39-year-old man was assaulted.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, September 7.
 
Louis Hoffman, 28, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to an incident on Appleton Avenue in Pittsfield on January 20, 2017. He pleaded guilty to single counts of armed assault with intent to rob and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon in connection with a robbery of the Gulf Station on Wahconah Street in Pittsfield on February 8, 2017. 
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent four to six years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of armed assault with intent to rob and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. On the assault with a dangerous weapon charge, he was given concurrent four to five years in state prison. The charges of illegal possession of a firearm, armed robbery while masked, and home invasion were dismissed by the state.

 

     

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