Suspect in woman’s beating in Pittsfield held on bail
PITTSFIELD -- A 34-year-old man wanted by police on several warrants, including one for his alleged participation in the beating of a woman with a pool ball, is being held on $1,600 bail.
Police say on May 2 William "Lucky" Frazier III, 34, of Pittsfield, helped drag a 39-year-old woman into a garage on Linden Street, threw her to the ground and held her down while his then girlfriend, Pauline Carmel, beat the woman with a pool ball. Frazier also allegedly kicked the woman in the ribs.
The woman suffered swelling, bruising, cuts and abrasions. She was treated at Berkshire Medical Center and later released, according to a police report
Carmel, 31, pleaded guilty in June to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery charges and was sentenced to nine months at the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction, according to court records.
Frazier also was wanted on warrants for charges of larceny over $250 by single scheme for allegedly stealing a computer gaming system from a local Rent-A-Center in February. He also had a warrant on a breaking and entering for a misdemeanor. In that case, police say he broke into a woman’s apartment, but didn’t take anything.
Frazier was arrested by the Pittsfield Police on Thursday at about 5:20 after a brief foot chase. Area residents helped police locate Frazier who was hiding in the woods near Winter Street, according to a police report.
On Friday in Central Berkshire District Court, Frazier appeared before Judge Philip A. Beattie and pleaded not guilty to a single count of resisting arrest.
Frazier previously was arraigned on the other charges, but prosecutors say he failed to show up for court afterward. He has denied charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, larceny over $250 by single scheme and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor.
Beattie ordered Frazier held on $400 cash or surety on each of the cases for a total of $1,600 cash or surety bail. The bail amount was agreed to between the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and Frazier’s attorney, Michelle Mechta.
Frazier is due back in court on Oct. 20.
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