Kerr sent to jail after admitting breaks and other charges
A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court to several charges. 23 year old JAMES D. KERR appeared before Judge Daniel Ford.
KERR pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE DAYTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, (2) counts of MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OVER $250, two (2) counts of LARCENY IN A BUILDING, one (1) count of RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250 and one (1) count of COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF in connection with housebreaks in Richmond, Dalton and Pittsfield between October 21, 2010 and January 30, 2012.
KERR also pleaded guilty to three (3) counts of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON for intimidating two witnesses in a criminal matter. The incidents occurred in Pittsfield between May 18, 2012 and May 25, 2012.
Judge Ford ordered that KERR serve concurrent 2 year house of correction sentences on the charges of BREAKING AND ENTERING IN THE DAYTIME WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY, MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OVER $250, LARCENY IN A BUILDING and RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OVER $250. He was given concurrent 1 year house of correction sentences on the three (3) counts of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON. Judge Ford ordered that that sentence be served on and after the first sentence. KERR was also placed on 2 years probation on the COMMON AND NOTORIOUS THIEF charge on the condition he remain drug free and undergo drug testing during the probationary period.
The investigations were conducted by members of the Pittsfield and Dalton Police Departments and state troopers assigned to the Lee barracks.
(Note: KERR will serve a 3 year house of correction sentence.)