PITTSFIELD — The Albany man alleged to have shot a man in the stomach on Halloween before fleeing and being arrested in a Connecticut casino was ordered held on $50,000 bail following his arraignment in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

Anthony "Dollar" Robertson, 33, pleaded not guilty before Judge Daniel Ford to charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and assault and battery.

Police allege that around 1 a.m. on Oct. 31, Robertson and his girlfriend were at Lach's Lounge on Fenn Street where they became involved in an argument with another couple that caused a disturbance and prompted a police response.

According to court records, those involved in the disturbance had already left when police arrived.

Police said Robertson and his girlfriend followed the other couple to Lincoln Street where the altercation continued until Robertson pulled out a weapon and fired three shots at the victim before leaving the scene.

A witness identified Robertson as the shooter both through the nickname "Dollar" and from a group of photographs.

A warrant was issued for Robertson's arrest and he was apprehended at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., on Nov. 12.


The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.