Recently, the Berkshire District Attorney's Office secured jail sentences in three recent cases of domestic assault. Information courtesy of a press release from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

Last Thursday, the DA's Office successfully argued for the sentencing of Kyle Porterfield to one year at the Berkshire County House of Correction on single counts of assault and battery on a household member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery.

On March 7, Porterfield, 33, of Wyandanch, N.Y., assaulted a woman at the Great Barrington Holiday Inn.

Great Barrington police obtained video surveillance of the attack and the DA's Office proceeded with the prosecution based on that evidence.

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Also, the Berkshire DA's Office last week secured an 18-month sentence in Central Berkshire District Court for Christopher Siok of Alford.

40-year old Siok, over the course of a weekend, assaulted a victim, broke into her home, and damaged her vehicle. After an investigation, Dalton Police secured a warrant for his arrest and protected the victim until the arrest was made.

Siok will serve his 18-month sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction on single counts of assault and battery, breaking and entering, and resisting arrest.

And finally, the DA's office on March 12, successfully argued for the sentencing of Shane Street, 31, in Central Berkshire District Court. Street was sentenced to two years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on charges of breaking and entering and resisting arrest.

After exhibiting stalking-like behavior to the point where the victim requested a restraining order, Street broke into the victim's apartment. Pittsfield Police took charge of the investigation.

Domestic violence will not be tolerated as Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington emphasized in her statement:

These convictions reflect the commitment and dedication of my office and our partners in law enforcement to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The police departments in each of these cases did phenomenal work in investigating the crimes and protecting the victims and our prosecutors held the perpetrators accountable. These are the type of cases we are prioritizing. The majority of our dispositions during the pandemic are domestic violence cases involving perpetrators who pose a significant threat to the victim.

Well said, Andrea.

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