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Superior Court Briefs: October 9 - October 11

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, October 9.

Jason Bushey, 31, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of rape, four counts of indecent assault and batter on a person who has attained age 14 and a single count of intimidation of a witness.

He was released on personal recognizance on the condition that he has no contact with the alleged victim.

Bushey allegedly sexually assaulted a women who is now 18 years old in Pittsfield between February 1, 2011 and October 21, 2011. He is also accused of intimidating the alleged victim on June 15, 2012.

Crystal Bushey, 31, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on one count of reckless endangerment of a child.

She was released on personal recognizance on the condition that she have no contact with the alleged victim.

Bushey is accused of knowing about the sexual abuse of a woman who is now 18 years old and failed to report it to authorities. The incidents allegedly occured in Pittsfield between February 1, 2011 and October 21, 2011.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, October 10.

Shaun Race, 29, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of drugs, child endangerment while operating under the influence and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

He was released on personal recognizance on the condition that Race remain drug free and undergo drug testing.

Race was allegedly the operator of a motor vehicle involved in a single vehicle accident in Lee on May 12. The accident killed 30-year-old Mayra Demedeiros. The couple's one month old baby was in the car but was not injured.

Jason Lemieux, 31, of Savoy pleaded guilty to two counts of threat to commit a crime to wit: murder, two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, eight counts of assault and battery, one count of intimidation of a witness and one count of misleading a police officer.

He was sentenced to serve concurrent three and a half to six years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of threat to commit a crime to wit: murder, intimidation of a witness, misleading a police officer and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
 
He was given a concurrent two and a half year suspended sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the other charges and placed on three years probation during which he will be on house arrest and required to wear a GPD monitor.
 
The incidents involved a 31-year-old woman in Northern Berkshire County between August 1, 2009 and September 27, 2010. Three counts of rape were dismissed by the state.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, October 11.

Tresa Moody, 47, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws, to wit: possession of cocaine.

She was ordered to pay a $250 fine. Moody conspired with others to possess cocaine in Pittsfield on March 7, 2012.
     

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