For Immediate Release - May 23, 2014

Holloway sent to jail and placed on probation on firearm charges

A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty this morning in Berkshire Superior Court to firearm charges.  21 year old JAMAR L. HOLLOWAY appeared before Judge Mary Lou Rup. 

HOLLOWAY pleaded guilty to one (1) count of ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN and one (1) count of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT A FIREARM IDENTIFICATION CARD.  Judge Rup ordered that he serve two years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN charge.  HOLLOWAY was also given a suspended House of Correction sentence on the charge of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT A FIREARM IDENTIFICATION CARD and placed on one year Probation with the conditions he remain drug and alcohol free, undergo drug and alcohol testing, receive a diploma or high school equivalent, and obtain employment.

The charges stem from an investigation into a call reporting shots fired in the area of Columbus and Circular Avenues in Pittsfield on August 19, 2013.

One (1) count of IMPROPER STORAGE OF A FIREARM was dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.