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In Berkshire Superior Court on Thursday:

Ian Lang, 20, of Turners Falls was arraigned on a charge of perjury before Judge Daniel Ford.

It's alleged that Lang gave false testimony on Dec. 18, 2014, in connection with the investigation into the November 2014 death of Anthony Gamache, 29.

Ford released Lang on his personal recognizance.

The investigation into the shooting is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department and State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney's Office.

Richard Martel, 26, of Pittsfield was arraigned before Judge Daniel Ford on one count each of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon upon a pregnant victim and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Ford ordered Martel held on $10,000 bail with the condition he have no contact with the alleged victim.

The incident is alleged to have occurred in Pittsfield on Feb. 29, 2016, and involved a 36-year-old woman.

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

In Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday:

Phillip Chase, 56, of Union Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of shoplifting by asportation, second offense, that was continued without a finding until June 27. He was fined $95.

Ruben Castro, 41, of Lakewood Drive, Pittsfield, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license that was continued without a finding until Aug. 29. He was fined $50. Castro was found not responsible for speeding.

Arthur Gardner, 51, of Friend Street, Adams, had charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon dismissed.

Adam Jangrow, 31, of Friend Street, Adams, had charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon dismissed.

Rahsaan Montgomery, 37, of Crest Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense, continued without a finding until June 27. Montgomery was fined $50.


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