Thursday December 27, 2012

n PITTSFIELD -- A phone and a bottle of hot sauce landed a city man in hot water after police arrested him Christmas Day for allegedly using the items as weapons against his girlfriend. Story Body:

n PITTSFIELD -- A phone and a bottle of hot sauce landed a city man in hot water after police arrested him Christmas Day for allegedly using the items as weapons against his girlfriend.

Jamar Holloway, 20, of Dalton Avenue was released on personal recognizance on Wednesday after pleading not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court to felony assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor assault and battery.

Pittsfield Police said Holloway slapped his 21-year-old girlfriend during an argument on the morning of Dec. 25 at about 8:43 before launching a cell phone at her, hitting her in the face. He then allegedly flung hot sauce on her.

Police said the condiment was still visible on the alleged victim when they interviewed her at her Francis Avenue residence where the incident took place.

The report didn’t say what sparked the original argument, but alleged that the phone and hot sauce were thrown at the woman after she told the defendant their relationship was over. The woman was not injured, according to the report.

Holloway, represented by attorney Jerrold F. Trahey, appeared before Judge Fredric D. Rutberg, pleaded not guilty to the two charges and was released. He was ordered to stay 25 yards away from the alleged victim.


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Holloway is scheduled to be back in court Jan. 30 for a pretrial hearing.