Pittsfield man pleads guilty to assault; gun charges dropped


PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield man is due back in court later this month after pleading guilty to an assault charge for kicking somebody during a fight last summer in North Adams.

Brandon Green, 21, appeared in front of Berkshire Superior Court Judge John Agostini recently and received one year of probation for the assault charge

He was arrested in July for his part in a brawl outside the Artery Lounge in North Adams, where he was stabbed in the leg. Green was accused of joining four other men in assaulting a 41-year-old North Adams man, who was also stabbed.

Green had several gun possession charges dropped against him in connection with a drug bust at a Pittsfield residence in January. He was arrested at the time, along with Andre Austin, and charged with cocaine and marijuana possession charges with intent to distribute.

A loaded Smith & Wesson revolver was allegedly found at the Springside Avenue residence in a gym bag by members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force, who were acting on a warrant. Green, who resides at Myrtle Avenue, denied the gun was his. Gun charges are still pending against Austin, who has pleaded not gulty to the charges.

Police allegedly found bags of cocaine and marijuana worth approximately $2,100 on Green and Austin.

Green pleaded not guilty to the drug distribution charges, as well as conspiracy to violate drug laws. He was remanded back to Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction on $7,500 bail by Agostini.

Green is due back in court on March 27 for a pre-trial conference.

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