Pittsfield man nabbed for parole violation in Williamstown

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PITTSFIELD — A Pittsfield man was arrested in Williamstown on a parole violation on Monday.

"We apprehended him at the Green Valley Motel, on the border with Vermont," lead Detective Marc Strout told The Eagle on Wednesday.

Greg Frye, 44, violated his parole by cutting off his ankle bracelet, Strout said.

Members of the Pittsfield Police Narcotics Unit, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team, the Massachusetts Parole Board, and the Berkshire County Drug Task Force received information placing Frye at the Williamstown motel. After conducting surveillance, the team moved in.

Frye, who was with his brother at the motel, fled from the officers. He was caught and found to be in possession of a loaded .357 Magnum handgun.

In addition to the parole violation, Frye was charged with counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition without a firearms identification card and a count of armed career criminal.

Frye was returned to state prison by Parole Officers.

Reach staff writer Eoin Higgins at 413-496-6236 or @BE_EoinHiggins.


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