Trial set for area man who allegedly assaulted officer

Daniel R. Herting of Palatine Bridge faces many charges

JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Court trial for a Palatine Bridge man involved in an altercation in Gloversville a year ago that led to a broken store window and an injured police officer is scheduled for Jan. 23.

The trial of Daniel R. Herting, 27, of 744 McKinley Road, apartment 2, will begin with jury selection at 9 a.m. before Judge Polly A. Hoye at the county courthouse.

According to the office of District Attorney Chad Brown, First Assistant District Attorney Amanda Nellis will prosecute the case.

Gloversville attorney Robert Abdella is representing the defendant.

Herting was arrested Jan. 9, 2016 in Gloversville.

He was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. He was additionally charged a few days later with assault of a police officer, a felony, fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, second-degree reckless endangerment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

According to Gloversville police, it was about 5:30 a.m. Jan. 9, 2016 when an officer saw Herting and Ocean Marie Foster, 20, of Gloversville, on North Main Street near the intersection of Middle Street. Police said the officer saw Herting push Foster into the glass window in the front of the Great Rentals store.

Police said Herting also allegedly took a cell phone from Foster.

The officer then called for assistance, and Herting was advised he was being placed under arrest. Herting then fled to avoid apprehension, which led to a short foot pursuit. While Herting being taken into custody, an officer suffered hand injury which resulted in the loss of work and leading to the charges of assaulting a police officer for Herting, police said.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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