PITTSFIELD -- An Adams man remains behind bars on lack of $20,000 bail or $200,000 surety after his was formally arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday.
David J. Faria, 38, is facing several felonies after he allegedly kidnapped, assaulted and strangled a 36-year-old woman on May 19.
In court, he pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, carrying a dangerous weapon, threat to commit murder, and two counts of assault and battery.
According to members of the Adams Police Department, Faria had concealed himself behind the woman's building waiting for her to come home at about 4 a.m. That's when he allegedly rushed up to her with a knife and pushed her up against a nearby car.
Faria proceeded to force her into his car where he assaulted her before driving them to his residence, police said.
During the alleged assault the woman was strangled, thrown around and bitten, according to the police report.
Sometime between the initial assault and 5:45 a.m., the woman was let go and was able to contact police.
Faria is scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 8, for a pre-trial conference.