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Superior Court Briefs: October 17 - October 30

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, October 17.
 
Brian Dillard, 32, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, leaving the scene of personal injury accident causing death, leaving the scene of property damage accident, use of a motor vehicle without authority, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail.
 
Dillard is accused of driving a motor vehicle which collided with a motorcycle in Pittsfield on August 24, 2018. Alan Keefe, 49, of Pittsfield died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
 
Jacob Ferry, 24, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and a single count of possessions of cocaine with intent to distribute.
 
The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on August 1, 2018.
 
Marc Tucker, 39, of Florida had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in fentanyl and conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: trafficking in fentanyl.
 
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $1,000 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Lanesborough on September 13, 2018.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, October 25.
 
Christopher Rathbun, 29, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine.
 
He was ordered to serve concurrent one-year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Lee on October 10, 2017.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, October 29.
 
William Burdick III, 41, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in fentanyl, and conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: trafficking in fentanyl. 
 
He was released on $2,500 bail. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Lanesborough on September 13, 2018. 
 
Shaina Sayers, 31, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. 
 
She was released on $2,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at her home on August 1, 2018.
 
Angela Stracuzzi, 36, of Lanesborough had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of trafficking in fentanyl and conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: trafficking in fentanyl.
 
She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Lanesborough on September 13, 2018.
 
John Tobin, 48, of Rensselaer, N.Y. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on nine counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14, six counts of rape and abuse of a child, and single counts of enticing a child under the age of 16, posing a child in the nude, disseminating harmful matter to a minor, and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
 
He was released on $12,500 bail. The incidents are alleged to have occurred in Williamstown between January 15, 2018 and April 19, 2018 and involved a 15-year-old girl.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, October 30.
 
Joshua Burke, 25, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
 
He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an incident on Elm Street in Pittsfield on June 8, 2018.
 
Christopher Connors, 25, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed assault with intent to rob, assault and battery by discharging a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
 
He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an incident on Elm Street in Pittsfield on June 8, 2018.
 
Trevor Pemble, 28, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
 
He was released on $15,000 bail. The charges stem from an incident on Elm Street in Pittsfield on June 8, 2018. 
     

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