2 Berkshire courts will resume some in-person hearings next week

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PITTSFIELD — Two men involved in a shooting this year have been indicted on gun charges and are set to appear in Berkshire Superior Court next week.

David Moody, 28, and Laquan Johnson, 25, both of Pittsfield, were arrested after an incident on Glenwood Avenue in April.

They pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court in April to charges of carrying a firearm without a license and receiving stolen property upward of $1,200.

They were among a group of 15 indictments to come out of the grand jury since it reconvened late last month for the first time since the state's stay-at-home order began, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

While criminal trials are not scheduled to resume until Sept. 8, Berkshire Superior Court and Southern Berkshire District Court will start holding some in-person hearings next week. Northern and Central Berkshire District courts, meanwhile, will hold all arraignments, plus dangerousness and bail-revocation hearings, in person starting Monday. Johnson and Moody are scheduled for dangerousness hearings Monday and Thursday, respectively, but those will be held by phone.

The grand jury also indicted Chad Hooks, a 31-year-old Pittsfield man who was arrested in March after allegedly robbing someone at gunpoint. Hooks is scheduled for a virtual dangerousness hearing Monday.

Jack Lyons can be reached at jlyons@berkshireeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JackLyonsND.

This story has been modified to include the Berkshire District Attorney's Office as the source of information.



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