PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man was arraigned Friday morning in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Nikolas S. Carnute on Dec. 4.
Kurt H. Hudson, 25, pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court to a single count of murder. Judge Frederic Rutberg ordered him held without the right to bail in the Berkshire County House of Correction.
Carnute was gunned down in the middle of Wellington Avenue late in the evening on Dec. 5. Police arrested Hudson three days later in Columbia, S.C.
Hudson will be back in court on Jan. 20, 2012, for a pretrial conference. The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.
Police Arrest Man For Pittsfield Wellington Ave. Murder
By Andy McKeever On: 10:17AM / Wednesday December 07, 2011
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Police have arrested and charged a city man for the murder of Nikolas Carnute, who was gunned down on Wellington Avenue on Sunday night.
According to spokesman for District Attorney David Capeless, Kurt Hudson, 25, was arrested in Columbia, S.C. Tuesday night for the murder. Hudson is being held in South Carolina as a fugitive of justice and is being charged with one count of murder. Hudson's last known address was on West Union Street.
The 23-year-old Carnute died in the street from a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at Berkshire Medical Center.
Police were seeking information about a white sedan with a rear spoiler but it is unclear if any tips led to the arrest.
Pittsfield Police Investigating Apparent Homicide
Staff Reports On: 10:44AM / Monday December 05, 2011
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield police are investigating an apparent homicide that took place late Sunday evening on Wellington Avenue.
Police received several 911 calls shortly after 11:30 p.m. reporting gun shots and a man down in the middle of Wellington Avenue. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and found 23-year-old Nikolas S. Carnute of Pittsfield lying in the street.
Carnute was rushed to Berkshire Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
An autopsy, to determine the cause of death, will be conducted at the office of the chief medical examiner in Boston on Tuesday.
Investigators are seeking a white sedan, possibly a Pontiac, with a rear spoiler seen fleeing from the scene, and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this attack or who might have information about the vehicle to contact the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police have charged a city man in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday night at a local Domino's Pizza and are investigating his connection to four other incidents.
Raheem Garett, 26, is charged with armed robbery (a firearm) and being masked during the robbery. His alleged accomplice, Laura Methe, 21, of Washington, the driver of the sport utility vehicle in which policy say he fled, is facing the same charges, in addition to motor vehicle charges including failure to stop for a police officer.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, at approximately 10:50 p.m., the Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Domino's Pizza 321 1/2 Elm St.
Witnesses described the robber as a black man with a black hooded sweat shirt, wearing a mask and brandishing a gun. The suspect left in a white SUV. Officers responding to the area located the vehicle traveling on Dorchester Avenue. The operator refused to stop when signaled, and continued at a high rate of speed through the neighborhood streets, finally stopping when blocked in on Parkside Avenue.
During the chase, the passenger was observed throwing a gun out of the window. A BB gun and a mask were recovered along the route the vehicle traveled.
During the investigation, evidence linked the two individuals to the robberies at Domino's on Sept. 1 and Convenience Plus on Oct. 3, as well as attempted robberies at Dunkin' Donuts on Nov. 1 and Lipton Mart on Nov. 21.
Anyone who was in the Elm Street area between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on Tuesday night and may have observations relevant to the investigation is urged to call the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700.
Pittsfield Police Seeking Info On Attempted Armed Robbery
Staff Reports On: 03:35PM / Monday November 21, 2011
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information about yet another attempted armed robbery of a convenience store.
Police say a masked person attempted to enter the Lipton Mart Mobil Station on Elm Street at about 5 a.m. Monday morning. Video surveillance shows a person approach the store from the area of Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry and attempt to pull open the doors of the business. The suspect was wearing a gray ski mask, a gray pullover shirt and dark pants. The video shows the suspect holding a bag and brandishing some type of weapon.
The attempt was just after a store clerk arrived to open the store and had locked the front doors. Officers tracked the suspect to the Holmes road area with a K9 unit but was unable to locate the suspect.
Police are asking anyone who was in the Elm Street area between 4:45 and 5:15 and may have made an observation that could be relevant to contact the Detective Bureau at 413-448-9700.