Up to 6 years in prison for Pittsfield man with history of drug convictions
PITTSFIELD — A city man with an extensive criminal history has been sentenced to up to six years in prison for cocaine possession and assaulting his pregnant partner.
Timothy M. Lewis, 39, aka Quan or Q, admitted to punching the mother of his unborn child in the stomach and pushing her to the ground on May 4, 2015, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.
When officers arrived, the woman told them that Lewis had a large quantity of drugs in his nearby Cadillac, at which point Lewis fled on foot. He was captured after a brief chase, and had to be subdued with a Taser as he resisted arrest.
A search of the vehicle revealed crack and powdered cocaine worth about $3,750 hidden inside a "sophisticated" remote-controlled compartment, according to court documents. The vehicle was parked less than 300 feet away from Morningside School, which was open, netting Lewis an additional charge.
He pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday to one count each of possession of cocaine with attempt to distribute, drug violation within a drug-free school zone, breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, intimidation of a witness or other person, assault and battery on a pregnant person and resisting arrest.
One count of trafficking in cocaine was dismissed at the request of the commonwealth under the terms of a plea agreement.
Judge John Agostini ordered Lewis to serve concurrent 2- to 3-year sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on most of the charges.
Agostini also sentenced him to 2 1/2 to 3 years in state prison, to be served after the completion of the initial sentence, for the drug-free school zone charge. A house of correction term on the resisting arrest charge will be served concurrently.
Lewis previously has been convicted on several occasions in Massachusetts on drug and larceny charges, and he has a record of drug and larceny charges, and at least one prior conviction, in New York.
The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.
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