For Immediate Release - August 12, 2013

Smith is arraigned on home invasion and other charges

A Bronx, New York man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on several charges.  23 year old RICHARD C. SMITH (1664 Davidson Street) appeared before Judge Daniel Ford. 

SMITH had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of HOME INVASION, three (3) counts of ASSAULT BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON, two (2) counts of ASSAULT AND BATTERY and one (1) count of LARCENY FROM A PERSON.  Judge Ford ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $40,000 cash or $400,000 surety bail on the condition SMITH have no contact with the alleged victims. 

The incident allegedly occurred in North Adams on July 2, 2013 and involved a 40 year old woman and two men, ages 43 and 53.   

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