Lemieux pleads guilty, sent to state prison
A Savoy man pleaded guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court to several charges. 31 year old JASON M. LEMIEUX appeared before Judge John Agostini.
LEMIEUX pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of THREAT TO COMMIT A CRIME, TO WIT: MURDER, two (2) counts of ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON, eight (8) counts of ASSAULT AND BATTERY, one (1) count of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON and one (1) count of MISLEADING A POLICE OFFICER OR OTHER PERSON. Judge Agostini ordered that he serve concurrent 3 and a half to 6 year state prison sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of THREAT TO COMMIT A CRIME, TO WIT: MURDER, INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON, MISLEADING A POLICE OFFICER OR OTHER PERSON and ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON. LEMIEUX was given concurrent 2 and a half year suspended house of correction sentences on the other charges and was placed on 3 years probation. During the probationary period, LEMIEUX is to remain on house arrest and wear a GPS monitor. He will be allowed to leave the house to go to work, counseling sessions, medical appointments and religious services. LEMIEUX is also prohibited from owning firearms and must have no contact with the victim.
The incidents involved a 31 year old woman and occurred in Northern Berkshire County between August 1, 2009 and September 27, 2010.
Three (3) counts of RAPE were dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.
The investigation was conducted by state police detectives assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.