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Superior Court Briefs: Oct. 16 - Oct. 19

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, October 16.
 
Kurt Vosburgh, 53, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault with intent to rob and assault and battery on a pregnant victim.
 
He was released on $1,000 bail. The charges stem from an incident in North Adams on June 9, 2017 and involved a 38-year-old woman.
 
Devyn Banister, 24, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol and operating negligently.
 
He was ordered to serve three and a half to seven years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. It is recommended that the sentence is served at the Berkshire County House of Correction.
 
Banister was operating a motor vehicle on West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield on December 8, 2016 which struck 74-year-old Arthur Meyrick. Meyrick died on January 28, 2017 from injuries sustained in the accident.
 
A single count of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of drugs and operating negligently was dismissed by the state.
 
Robert Donnelly III, 34, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin - his second offense - possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - and possession of a Class E substance.
 
He was released on $1,000 bail. The charges stem from an incident in North Adams on August 14, 2017.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, October 17.
 
Simone Farnum, 39, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of distribution of heroin - her second offense - conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit distribution of heroin, distribution of cocaine - her second offense - and conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit distribution of cocaine.
 
She was released on personal recognizance. The charge stems from the sale of heroin and cocaine in Pittsfield on August 17, 2017.
 
Patrick Wright Jr., 36, of North Adams had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of unarmed robbery. 
 
He was released on $1,000 cash or surety bail. Wright is accused of taking money from a 37-year-old woman in North Adams on August 22, 2017.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, October 18.
 
Gregory Frye, 45, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of illegal possession of a firearm - his second offense - and armed career felon.
 
He was ordered to serve six to nine years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the armed career felon charge and given concurrent five to seven years on the other charge.
 
Frye was in possession of a firearm when he was arrested in Williamstown for a parole violation on January 9, 2017. A single count of illegal possession of a loaded firearm was dismissed by the state.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, October 19.
 
Tracey Santiago, 28, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws, two counts of distribution of heroin, and a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
 
She was ordered to serve 225 days - time served - of a two-year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and placed on two-years probation.
 
Santiago sold heroin and conspired with others to sell heroin in Pittsfield between February 27, 2017 and March 8, 2017.
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