Gill man facing attempted murder charges gets attorney

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Staff Writer
Published: 7/29/2021 4:18:36 PM

GREENFIELD — A Gill man held on attempted murder charges has been appointed a lawyer, and a dangerousness hearing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Greenfield District Court.

Wesley Johnson, 64, will be represented by Alfred Chamberland, a private attorney who accepts court appointments.

Johnson was arraigned last week on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm without an FID card and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, according to a press release from the Gill Police Department.

Assistant District Attorney Ryan Scott handled the arraignment before Judge Laurie MacLeod, who ordered Johnson be held without bail pending the dangerousness hearing.

According to the press release, State Police had responded to a 911 call reporting “shots fired” at a private residence on Main Road in Gill. Police say Johnson fired three shots and no one was struck.

Laurie Loisel, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office communication and outreach director, said the incident remains under investigation.

Reach Domenic Poli at: or
413-772-0261, ext. 262.


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