PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield man accused of pulling a gun on his child's mother remains free on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to assault and drug charges.
Teddy Cepeda, 34, of Danforth Avenue, allegedly pushed his way into the woman's home on May 17, put a gun to her head and then drove off with their young child, according to police.
When police arrested Cepeda a short time later at his home, they discovered a scale with cocaine residue as well as $7,275 while looking for the gun, which was never recovered.
Cepeda was eventually indicted on single counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony and manufacturing cocaine. He pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Wednesday.
Judge John A. Agostini released him on personal recognizance on the condition Cepeda abide by a restraining order that his child's mother took out on him. Cepeda is due back in court in February for a pretrial hearing.
Cepeda's attorney, Robert D. Sullivan Jr., has filed a motion asking the district court to find the Berkshire District Attorney's Office and the Pittsfield Police Department in contempt for allegedly preventing Cepeda from retrieving his personal property, including the more than $7,000 confiscated by police, after a district court judge ruled he could.
The motion is scheduled to be heard in Central Berkshire District Court next week.