For Immediate Release - November 04, 2013

Belcher enters not guilty pleas in Superior Court

A Dalton man was arraigned this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on several charges.  60 year old WILLIAM H. BELCHER, JR. (48 Deming Street) appeared before Judge John Agostini. 

BELCHER had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on one (1) count of CARETAKER ABUSE ON AN ELDER and four (4) counts of LARCENY OVER $250 FROM A PERSON 60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  Judge Agostini released him on $2,500 cash or $25,000 surety bail on the condition BELCHER have no contact with the alleged victim. 

It is alleged that BELCHER took approximately $6,000 from a 98 year old woman.  The incidents are alleged to have occurred in Dalton between November 1, 2009 and February 28, 2013. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the Dalton Police Department.