For Immediate Release - July 22, 2013

Grandson enters not guilty pleas in Superior Court

A Pittsfield man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on several charges.  21 year old MESSIAH GRANDSON (47 John Street) appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

GRANDSON had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of ARMED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER, one (1) count of ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON and one (1) count of MISLEADING A POLICE OFFICER OR OTHER PERSON.  Judge Agostini ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $40,000 cash or $400,000 surety bail on the condition he have no contact with the victim. 

It is alleged that GRANDSON assaulted a 41 year old man in North Adams on June 15, 2013. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the North Adams Police Department and state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.