NORTH ADAMS -- A fight on Eagle Street this weekend led to the arrest of two young city residents, who were arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on Monday.
Johnathan J. Loring, 18, of Washington Avenue in North Adams, was sentenced to 60 days in a house of correction for assault, and Carl Scutt Jr., 18, of Union Street in North Adams, was arraigned on charges of assault and disorderly conduct.
The fight occurred on Eagle Street near Village Pizza at roughly 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.
According to police reports, Loring and Scutt caused the altercation by throwing an object at a passing car. The operator, George J. Bills, got out of his car to confront the young men, and a fight began.
Philippe Laframboise, witnessing the events from a nearby business, intervened to protect Bills. Responding police reported seeing Scutt and Loring throwing closed-fist punches at both Laframboise and Bills. A crowd of 10 to 12 people had gathered and watched the events.
Sgt. Bill Baker and Officer Christopher Gelinas, of the North Adams Police Department, arrested Scutt and Baker shortly after arriving. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Campus Police also assisted in the arrests.
Officer Gelinas' report says Loring was "very aggressive" throughout the booking process at the station. Loring and Scutt were each given a breathalyzer test and found to be intoxicated. A knife was reportedly found on Loring's
Loring was sentenced for Saturday's charges because he was on probation for separate charges of two counts assault with a dangerous weapon and one count assault and battery for threatening two people with a knife in 2011.
Scutt's pretrial hearing was scheduled for July 30.
-- Phil Demers