PITTSFIELD -- An alleged drunken knife fight between a city resident and his stepson on Wednesday evening ended with both men slightly injured and facing felony charges.
Kyle Jones, 28, and Ronnie Crockett, 53, got into a drunken argument that escalated when Crockett went after Jones with a beer bottle, Pittsfield Police allege. Soon both men began swinging at each other with knives and both were slightly injured in the exchange, police said.
Jones had a cut on his cheek and neck. Crockett was cut on the hand and had a cut lip and a bloody nose, according to police.
A police report described the injuries as "superficial."
The police report didn't indicate what sparked the incident.
Police arrested both men after responding to the family's residence on Maplewood Avenue about 6 p.m.
On Thursday in Central Berkshire District Court, Jones and Crockett both pleaded not guilty to single counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Jones, appearing with attorney Thomas C. Doyle, was released on $250 cash or $2,500 surety bail. The Berkshire District Attorney's Office asked for the bail, citing Jones' previous record, which included assaultive behavior and a weapons charge.
Crockett, represented by attorney William B. Barry, was released on his own recognizance. Judge Michael J. Ripps also ordered that the two men stay away from one another, refrain from drinking alcohol and submit to random testing to ensure they aren't drinking.
Both men are due back in court Oct. 31.
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