North Adams suspect pleads not guilty in stabbing case

PITTSFIELD — A man was arraigned on three charges Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to each one.

Travis T. Perras, 25, of North Adams, appeared in Berkshire Superior Court to face Judge Daniel Ford on one allegation each of armed assault with intent to murder, armed assault with intent to rob, and assault and battery by means of a deadly weapon.

Perras entered three not guilty please to the charges.

The charges stem from an incident in the city of North Adams on July 14.

Perras allegedly attacked pizza delivery man and North Adams resident Charles Sauer, 50 before 11:30 p.m. that Friday night. Sauer, a Dominos employee, was stabbed multiple times in the chest and abdomen.

Officers from the North Adams Police Department found Sauer in his car bleeding from his wounds at 394 Union St.

Sauer identified Perras to police and told them he believed the attack was motivated by robbery of money.

Perras was found in a home near the crime scene and arrested.

North Adams police conducted the investigation.

Reach staff reporter Eoin Higgins at 413-464-4872 or @EoinHiggins


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