NORTH ADAMS -- A 32-year-old city man was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and several more infractions in Northern Berkshire District Court on Monday, after allegedly creating a North Street stir that brought neighbors from their homes Friday night.
Christopher J. Dunaway, of North Street, was arraigned on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, possession of a firearm without a Firearms Identification Card and possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute.
According to police reports, at roughly 9 p.m. on Friday, a naked Dunaway was subdued outside a North Street home by North Adams Police Officer Zachary Wood's Taser as Dunaway attempted to re-enter a residence where responding police feared Dunaway would seek a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun they knew to be inside.
Dunaway, who'd at that time run out of the house to the street's edge, earlier had allegedly threatened another occupant of the house with the gun while "out of control and smashing things" inside, according to North Adams Police Department Patrolman Anthony E. Beverly's report.
After this individual called requesting police to the scene, arriving officers from the North Adams and Clarksburg police departments found he and another running from the home. The commotion caused neighbors to leave their homes in concern.
After subduing Dunaway, police found a shotgun along with additional shells and 14 packages of marijuana they believe were intended for sale inside the house.
Dunaway was transferred to North Adams Regional Hospital following the arrest for treatment and blood sampling. In the vehicle, he told police that he did not know what happened or why he was in custody, the report says.
Dunaway is being held at Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction on $5,000 bail. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 31.
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