Barbeau placed on probation with counseling
An Adams man who pleaded guilty March 7th was sentenced this morning in Berkshire Superior Court. 19 year old ZACHARY T. BARBEAU (75 Commercial Street) appeared before Judge John Agostini.
BARBEAU pleaded guilty to one (1) count of THREATENING THE USE OF A DEADLY WEAPON AND CAUSING SERIOUS PUBLIC ALARM, one (1) count of THREAT TO COMMIT A CRIME, TO WIT: ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON and one (1) count of DISRUPTION OF A PUBLIC ASSEMBLY. Judge Agostini placed him on 2 years probation on the condition BARBEAU undergo a psychiatric evaluation, counseling and anger management during the probationary period. In addition, he must perform 100 hours of community service work or seek employment.
BARBEAU admitted making a Facebook threat against students who attend Drury High School in North Adams on November 10, 2011.
The investigation was conducted by state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, state troopers assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and members of the North Adams and Adams Police Departments.