Prison sentence given for fleeing police, illegal possession of ammunition

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PITTSFIELD — A city man who fled from a traffic stop and was found with a box of ammunition in his car was sentenced to up to 31/2 years in prison Wednesday.

Brandon M . Green, 25, pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court before Judge John Agostini to one count each of possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, being an armed career felon and failure to stop for a police officer.

On Jan. 10, 2017, a Massachusetts State Trooper on patrol on Linden Street did a registration check on Green's vehicle and found it to be suspended.

When police tried to pull over Green, he fled in his car, leading police on a brief chase before eventually coming to a stop.

Green was ordered out of the car and taken into custody. A search of the vehicle recovered 40 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition.

Green, who has a conviction on a narcotics charge, according to Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Robert Royce, does not have an FID card.

The sentencing recommendation was the result of an agreement between Royce and Green's attorney, Alexander Sohn.

A charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license was dismissed by the state.

Agostini agreed to stay the imposition of Green's sentence for one week, leaving him free on his own recognizance, to allow him time to tend to family matters before beginning his prison term, which he will serve at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction.

Reach Bob Dunn at bdunn@berkshireeagle.com, at @BobDunn413 and 413-496-6249.




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