Adams Man Found Guilty For Assault and Battery on a Household Member
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Northern Berkshire District Court jury found Joshua Benoit, 45, of Adams guilty of punching, dragging the victim by the hair, and attempting to throw her down a flight of stairs before another adult intervened.
Judge William Rota adopted the Commonwealth's sentencing recommendations of a year and a half of incarceration at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the single count of assault and battery on a household member.
The Defense Counsel requested that the court sentence Benoit to probation.
Adams Police responded and investigated the assault on July 27, 2020.
"I thank the Adams Police Department for their prompt response and thorough investigation, the victim for her courageous testimony at trial, the witness who intervened and prevented the victim from being further harmed, and the jurors for their deliberations," District Attorney Andrea Harrington said.
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