For Immediate Release - May 08, 2013

Rohane pleads guilty, sent to state prison

A North Adams man pleaded guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court.  29 year old SHANE M. ROHANE appeared before Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder. 

ROHANE pleaded guilty to one (1) count of ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A PERSON 60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  Judge Kinder ordered that he serve a 2 to 4 year state prison sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. 

The charge stems from an altercation in North Adams on October 4, 2012.  ROHANE beat up a 60 year old man.    

Two (2) counts of ASSAULT BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON were dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the North Adams Police Department.