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Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to Assault
08:40AM / Wednesday, March 01, 2023
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Thursday Feb. 23 Jeremy Stanton, of Pittsfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and one count of Threat to Commit a Crime. 
For the first Assault with Dangerous Weapon Stanton was charged to two years in the State House of Corrections, with one year to serve, the balance suspended for three years. Upon his release, Stanton is required to attend and complete the Keenan House North program.  Once successfully completing the Keenan House North program, the defendant is sentenced to three years straight probation on the second count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.  Count three is wrapped in with the time on Count 1. 
The charges stem from two incidents that occurred on June 8, 2022.  
According to a statement released by the District Attorney's Office, the defendant made a phone call to Berkshire Nautilus, where the first victim, Steven Krupa, was exercising.  Stanton told one of the Nautilus employees that Krupa's girlfriend was in danger and Krupa had to come help her right away.  
Krupa then raced outside only to encounter Stanton, who pulled what appeared to be a firearm and pointed it at Krupa.  Krupa was able to flee back into Nautilus.  
Stanton then turned the gun on Matt Belanger, a Nautilus employee, who was watching from a nearby window.  
On the same day, Stanton both phoned and texted Jim McRory and threatened him with violence as well. During the plea, Stanton stated that he was threatening the victims to scare them.
Judge Agostini sentenced Stanton. The Commonwealth recommended 2 years to the House of Corrections on the first two charges, with a concurrent 6 months on the third.
Defense requested 2 years with 11 months direct, balance suspended for two years with a condition that Stanton attend and complete the Keenan House North program.  
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