Pittsfield man pleads guilty in pistol-whipping incident

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PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield man was sentenced to nine months in jail for his role in an assault on two men in February where the men were robbed and hit with pellet guns.

Terry Cook-Harrison, 19, pleaded guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Wednesday before Judge Jacklyn Connley to charges of armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

A man and his son told police they were walking in the vicinity of Fourth Street and Silver Lake Boulevard near the railroad bridge when they were approachd by two males and two teenage females around 7 p.m. when the assault occurred.

They told police that the perpetrators told them "this was their neighborhood" before the two males used the pellet guns to strike them in their face and take one of their wallets.

Police arrested four people, including Cook-Harrison, who matched the description of the attackers among a group of eight people a short while later not far from the location of the attack. Three pellet guns were also uncovered by police.

Three of those arrested were juveniles and their cases were handled in juvenile court. To reach Nathan Mayberg: nmayberg@berkshireeagle.com or (413) 496-6243


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