Judge issues warrant for North Adams man convicted in 2010 armed robbery


PITTSFIELD -- A warrant has been issued for a North Adams man, convicted of a 2010 armed robbery, who failed to show up for a probation violation hearing.

The Probation Department says Joshua Jadusingh, 21, hasn’t been attending Level 3 Community Corrections since May 9.

The program provides intermediate supervision for substance abusers and others with a criminal history and includes substance abuse treatment, drug testing, life skills and education, and job readiness training and placement. Jadusingh was supposed to be attending the program as a condition of his probation.

On Tuesday, Jadusingh failed to appear in Berkshire Superior Court for a violation of probation hearing. His attorney, Richard D. LeBlanc, told the court he hadn’t had any contact with his client.

Judge John A. Agostini issued the warrant.

In January 2012, Jadusingh and 31-year-old Charlton Goodson pleaded guilty to two counts each of armed robbery and single counts of conspiracy. Each was sentenced to at least two years and no more than three years in state prison followed by three years of probation.

According to police and prosecutors, on Dec. 14, 2010, the two men, along with two juvenile accomplices, forced their ways into a residence located on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus in North Adams. Goodson stuck what the victim believed was a black handgun in his face -- which turned out to be a BB pistol -- and he and the others robbed the man of several items, including laptops, an iPod, cash and marijuana.

The victim was hit in the side of the head during the incident. His roommate, who came home during the robbery, was dragged inside, according to the police.


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