NORTH ADAMS -- A city man will serve two years in jail for involvement in a June 22 beating that sent one man to the hospital with severe facial injuries.
On Friday, Keith S. Larabee, 18, of Chase Avenue, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.
Police identified three suspects in a beating outside McDonalds on Union Street that sent one victim, Todd Walker, to Albany Medical Center.
A second suspect, Omar A. Lopez, 21, of North Adams, will return to Northern Berkshire District Court on Sept. 16 for a pretrial hearing. Lopez faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.
An arrest warrant was issued for a third suspect, David Landfear, Jr., 28, of Tenth Street in Troy, N.Y. Landfear, who has not been arrested or arraigned, faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery to cause serious bodily injury, and mayhem.
The police report, completed by North Adams Police Officer Gregory Onorato, said police responded to the scene on June 22 at roughly 1:30 a.m., where they found Walker unconscious on his stomach, and bleeding from his ears, eyes, mouth and temple.
Police identified the three men using the restaurant's video surveillance footage.
The report states the three men were visible pulling Walker to the ground and seen stomping, kicking, and punching him in the face, stomach and chest.
Walker's injuries included cranial fractures and lacerations around the eye, temple and cheek; lost and broken teeth; lacerations to the eye and mouth; and significant hearing loss, the report states.
According to the report, Walker was drinking at the Crystal Hard Hat bar on Union Street prior to the attack. The three suspects were outside and the management had them removed for threatening violence against Walker.
Court documents show Larabee's involvement with other cases, including an assault and battery conviction from November 2012 for which he was on probation.
Larabee received 59 days jail credit towards time in the Berkshire County House of Corrections.