For Immediate Release - November 27, 2013

Smith is held on bail on sexual assault and other charges

A Bronx, New York man was arraigned this morning in Berkshire Superior Court on several charges.  25 year old JOHNTE SMITH a/k/a JT appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

SMITH had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of AGGRAVATED RAPE, one (1) count of ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON, one (1) count of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON and three (3) counts of ASSAULT AND BATTERY.  Judge Agostini ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 cash or $500,000 surety bail on the condition SMITH have no contact with the alleged victim. 

The incidents allegedly occurred in North Adams between April 30, 2013 and July 17, 2013 and involved a 40 year old woman.     

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