PITTSFIELD — One of three people allegedly involved in an incident during which police said a firearm was used in an assault might enter a change of plea, while another Thursday was ordered released from pretrial custody on $5,000 cash bail. 

Marlene Martinez, 26, of Pittsfield, received bail per an order that Judge John Agostini issued Friday, after a dangerousness hearing in Berkshire Superior Court. Agostini also set a curfew, and ordered Martinez to wear a GPS bracelet and to stay in contact with the Probation Department.

The hearing stemmed from an incident on Adams Street in Pittsfield after midnight July 29, when a 45-year-old man flagged down police and said a man had pulled a gun on him from the back seat of a Honda Civic, court files show. 

Police found a vehicle matching that description in the parking lot of the Alltown at First and Tyler streets, according to a police report. Martinez was in the passenger seat of the Honda, police said.

With a search warrant, authorities allegedly found a loaded handgun in her bag, as well as 150 baggies containing a substance that police said was heroin inside the car. Law enforcement reported finding another firearm, a revolver, with the hammer cocked, on the back seat.

At Thursday's Zoom hearing, defense attorney Tyler Ingraham noted that Martinez, unlike co-defendant William Bookert Jr., was not indicted for alleged assault with with a firearm. Bookert, 25, is being held without bail, and has pleaded not guilty to charges of an alleged firearms violation with one prior drug crime, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm without a license and assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to the Berkshire Superior Court clerk's office, his next hearing was continued by several weeks, to Jan. 4, and might be converted from a dangerousness hearing to a change-of-plea hearing.   

A second co-defendant, 25-year-old Kevin Lopez, is set to appear via Zoom for a further dangerousness hearing Dec. 27, and he continues to be held without the right to bail.

Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

Cops and Courts Reporter

Amanda Burke is Cops and Courts Reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. An Ithaca, New York native, she previously worked at The Herald News of Fall River and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.