For Immediate Release - May 21, 2013

Gadson pleads guilty, sent to state prison

A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court to armed robbery and other charges.  18 year old WALTER K. GADSON JR. a/k/a DUKE appeared before Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder. 

GADSON pleaded guilty to one (1) count of ARMED ROBBERY, three (3) counts of ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON and one (1) count of ASSAULT AND BATTERY.  Judge Kinder ordered that he serve concurrent 5 to 6 year state prison sentences at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of ARMED ROBBERY and ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON.  GADSON was given a concurrent house of correction sentence on the ASSAULT AND BATTERY charge.    

GADSON assaulted and robbed an 18 year old man in Pittsfield on May 7, 2012.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.