Year in jail for North Adams man who assaulted women

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NORTH ADAMS — A city man has been sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting three women outside the McDonald's on Union Street earlier this year.

Stanley White, 23, had been drinking on March 2 and was upset that his girlfriend had stopped at McDonald's to pick up a friend whose shift at the restaurant had ended, according to court documents.

White began to punch his girlfriend, who was eight months pregnant, with a closed fist, witnesses told police. When a rear passenger intervened and punched White, he retaliated with punches to her and a second rear passenger as well, according to a police report filed by North Adams Police Officer Kyle Cahoon.

One of the women exited the vehicle, opened White's door, and tried to remove him from the car, but White kicked her, she told police. He eventually removed the keys from the vehicle and fled, according to the police report.

White eventually admitted to officers that he had consumed four beers and several shots of liquor that night, according to the police report.

While in jail after the incident, White allegedly violated an abuse prevention order by calling the victim on multiple occasions.

He pleaded guilty in Northern Berkshire District Court on Wednesday to charges of domestic assault and battery, assault and battery on a pregnant victim, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery, intimidating a witness, and two counts of violating an abuse prevention order.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with 143 days of credit for time already served.

Contact Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376.


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