Pittsfield Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison
A Pittsfield man was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for drug and firearm violations.
The Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office secured guilty pleas from 41-year-old Davon Kelly on a number of charges related to a shooting incident outside of the former Lach’s Lounge on Fenn Street in Pittsfield on August 19, 2018 and subsequent arrest.
Kelly pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to single counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a loaded firearm, illegal possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, possession of heroin, and armed career felon.
Kelly shot at several individuals during an altercation at approximately 1:03 a.m. that morning. Pittsfield Police investigated the matter and arrested Kelly on August 30, 2018.
Judge Karen Goodwin ordered Kelly to serve five years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. He was also ordered to serve three years of probation thereafter.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office had asked for 10 years in prison. The case prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Andrew Giarolo.
District Attorney Andrea Harrington said,
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office takes violence and gun crimes very serious. We praise the work of the Pittsfield Police Department and our prosecutors for getting an illegal gun off the street and a dangerous person in jail