Heard: November 1, 2018.
found and returned in the Superior Court Department on
October 25, 2012, and December 10, 2013.
motion to correct the mittimus was considered by Douglas
H. Wilkins, J., and a motion for reconsideration, filed
on June 19, 2017, was considered by him.
Crane for the defendant.
Timothy Ferriter, Assistant District Attorney, for the
Present: Agnes, Blake, & Neyman, JJ.
defendant, Washington Pearson, was convicted of crimes
stemming from multiple discrete acts committed in Norfolk and
Middlesex counties. Following separate jury trials in the
Superior Court in the respective counties where he committed
the crimes, the defendant was convicted and sentenced to
concurrent sentences to State prison. The defendant now
appeals from an order denying the application of jail credits
for overlapping periods of pretrial detention on the separate
cases brought in Middlesex County (Middlesex case) and
Norfolk County (Norfolk case),  Specifically, he
contends that because the trial in the Middlesex case and the
trial in the Norfolk case stemmed from the same course of
criminal conduct, the cases were "related," such
that he "was entitled to apply the jail credit he
received for his pretrial confinement against the highest
sentence imposed in either case." We affirm.
Norfolk case stemmed from four incidents. On January 26,
2012, the defendant broke into a home on Centre Street in
Brookline and stole various valuable items. On February 6,
2012, the defendant broke into a home on Verndale Street in
Brookline and stole several items including credit cards. The
credit cards were later used the same day at stores in Boston
and Cambridge. On February 8, 2012, the defendant broke into
an apartment on James Street in Brookline and stole various
items including an engagement ring, wedding band, and
prescription pill bottle. Also on February 8, 2012, the
defendant broke into a different apartment on James Street in
Brookline and stole a camera, prescription pill bottle, and
an "iPad" tablet computer.
February 3, 2012, the defendant broke into a home on Putnam
Avenue in Cambridge and stole several valuable items
including a laptop computer and jewelry. On February 7, 2012,
the defendant broke into a home on Hancock Street in
Cambridge and stole several items including jewelry and a
credit card. The credit card was used later that day at a
store in Cambridge. On February 8, 2012, the defendant
attempted to break and enter into a home on Franklin Street
in Cambridge, but the attempt failed.
February 9, 2012, police officers arrested the defendant and
his former wife at the defendant's residence in Lynn. The
officers later obtained a warrant to search the
defendant's residence, and located items from the