Two more arraigned in Superior Court in beating, torture case


PITTSFIELD >> Two more co-defendants in an alleged kidnapping and torture plot from January were arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday.

Kamara S. Pellot, 24, of Pittsfield, and Dashaan M. Golden, 22, of Lee, are among six people who have thus far been charged in the alleged crime — and the latest to be indicted by a grand jury and have their cases moved into Superior Court.

Both were released on their personal recognizance by Judge Daniel Ford on the conditions they stay away from and have no contact with the two alleged victims in the case.

Golden is accused of being present during the planning of the ambush of two men in an effort to glean the location of up to 20 pounds of marijuana one of them allegedly stole.

Pellot allegedly allowed the basement of her home to be used by a group of men who bound and beat one of the victims until he revealed where the stolen drugs were and misdirected police when they came to investigate a report of that same victim yelling for help.

Pellot and Golden pleaded not guilty to two counts each of armed assault with intent to rob, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery and one count each of kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and intimidation of a witness.

Both are due back in court on Aug. 17 for pretrial hearings.

Co-defendants Emanuel Diaz, 23, Matthew Rivera, 22 and Curtis Segura, 23, all of Lee have already been arraigned in Superior Court on similar charges connected to the case.

One more defendant — the first to be arrested and charged — Jay Strezynski, 25, of Lee, has yet to be indicted and arraigned in Superior Court.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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