Knight sentenced to state prison on B&E and other charges
A Pittsfield man, found guilty on November 14th, was sentenced this morning in Berkshire Superior Court. The jury deliberated for about six hours over a two day period before returning its verdict against 27 year old DANIEL J. KNIGHT.
KNIGHT was found guilty on four (4) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, one (1) count of RECEIVING OR POSSESSING A STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE, two (2) counts of LARCENY FROM A BUILDING, two (2) counts of BREAKING INTO A DEPOSITORY, one (1) count of LARCENY OVER $250, one (1) count of VANDALIZE PROPERTY, seven (7) counts of ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, one (1) count of COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF, and one (1) count of ARMED CAREER FELON. Judge John Agostini ordered that he serve concurrent 10 to 12 year state prison sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE NIGHTTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, RECEIVING OR POSSESSING A STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE, BREAKING INTO A DEPOSITORY and COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF. KNIGHT was given lesser concurrent state prison time on the other charges.
The charges stem from a series of breaks in Pittsfield between June 1, 2011 and September 13, 2011.
The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.