Cases heard in Southern Berkshire District Court on Feb. 4

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In Southern Berkshire District Court on Thursday:

Thomas Kie, 25, of West Center Road, West Stockbridge, submitted to sufficient facts for a plea of guilty to one count of shoplifting. He was fined $50 and his case was continued without a finding until June 2, 2016.

Joshua A. Rand, 27, of Richmond Avenue, Lee, submitted to sufficient facts for a plea of guilty to leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He was fined a total of $250. He was found not responsible to charges of speeding and driving outside marked lanes.

Charles Herrick. 57, of Jacob's Ladder Road, Becket, submitted to sufficient facts for a plea of guilty to one count each of assault and battery on a family member, assault and battery with intent to injure, threatening to commit a crime and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was fined a total of $115 and his case was continued without a finding until Aug. 3, 2017.

In Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday:

Michael A. Pitt, Jr., 27, of Isbell Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order that was continued without a finding until Oct. 5, 2016. He was fined $50.

Cyrus Furtado, 25, of Furnace Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of operating under the influence that was continued without a finding until Feb. 6, 2017. Furtado was fined $500. Charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, resisting arrest, and malicious destruction of property over $250 were continued without a finding and dismissed.

Michael Patella, 57, of Arnold Street, Williamstown, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon that was continued without a finding until Feb. 6, 2017. He was fined $50. Patella was also found guilty of violating an abuse prevention order.

Abner Luther, 73, of Panorama Way, Guntersville, Ala., admitted to sufficient facts on a charges of operating under the influence and using a motor vehicle without authority that were continued without a finding until Feb. 6, 2017. He was fined $600 and ordered to pay $500 in restitution.

Todd Pilot, 38, of Bellevue Avenue, Adams, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of three counts of domestic assault and battery. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days of credit for time already served. A charge of intimidating a witness was continued without a finding and dismissed.

In a separate case, Pitt admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of domestic assault and battery. He was placed on probation until Feb. 6, 2017, and fined $50.

Michael Derouin, 45, of Ashland Street, North Adams, had a charge of domestic assault and battery dismissed upon the request of the victim.

Brian Kittler, 26, of West Shaft Road, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of domestic assault and battery. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with five days of credit for time already served.

Jonathan LaBonte, 25, of Daniels Road, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of operating under the influence of drugs, second offense. He was fined $350 and placed on probation until Feb. 5, 2018. LaBonte also admitted to sufficient facts on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and class A drug possession that were continued without a finding until Feb. 6, 2017.

In a separate case, LaBonte had charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and receiving stolen property less than $250 continued without a finding and dismissed. He was also found not responsible for operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

John Finlayson, 77, of Union Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of operating under the influence, second offense. He was placed on probation until Feb. 5, 2018.


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