Officer has threat case adjourned
JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Sheriff’s Department corrections officer accused of making terrorist threats last month had his City Court case adjourned until January.
Sgt. Eric D. Sweet, 47, of 347 W. State St. Ext., town of Johnstown, was to appear Tuesday in that court. A court spokeswoman said his case was adjourned until 9 a.m. Jan. 9 before City Court Judge Brett Preston. He faces one felony count of making a terroristic threat.
Sweet is currently on paid administrative leave. He was arrested Nov. 15 for making terrorist threats and allegedly stating he was going to shoot both jail staff and inmates, according to Sheriff Richard Giardino.
Man charged in alleged assault
GLOVERSVILLE — A city man is facing a number of charges after city police said he attempted to assault someone.
Billy W. Singleton Jr., 35, of South Main Street was charged with third-degree attempted assault, first-degree criminal contempt, aggravated family offense and obstructing governmental administration by city police on Saturday.
Officers said they responded to South Main Street to speak with the victim of an incident that occurred at another location in the city.
Upon arrival, officers could hear screaming coming from inside of the residence and they observed Singleton Jr. attempting to assault the victim.
During the course of the investigation it was learned that Singleton’s actions violated an active Order of Protection.
Singleton was taken into custody and transported to the station for processing where he physical resisted being processed and additionally charged with obstructing governmental administration. He was held for arraignment in Gloversville City Court.
This is Singleton’s second arrest involving assaulting someone since October.
On Oct. 8, Singleton was charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child by city police.
Officers said they were called to Singleton’s address for a report of a physical family offense complaint. Upon arrival, officers said they learned Singleton punch a female victim in the face causing a laceration. It was additionally learned that incident in question occurred in the presence of a juvenile.
Failure to pay fine leads to arrest
GLOVERSVILLE — Gregory S. Pass, 36, of 70 Yale St. was taken into custody on a bench warrant by city police on Friday.
Officers said Pass was wanted on an active bench warrant issued by the Johnstown Town Court for failure to pay a fine.
Pass was turned over to state police for arraignment.
Driver charged in two-vehicle crash
GLOVERSVILLE –One person was ticketed following a two vehicle accident in the city on Dec. 12.
Officers said David P. Tennant of Gloversville was driving east on Spring Street when he “disregarded” the traffic signal at the intersection with North Main Street and a struck another vehicle driven by Sheena N. Glionna of Gloversville. Glionna had a green light at the intersection.
Both vehicles suffered damage and Glionna complained of arm pain and police said she advised them she would seek medical treatment.
Tennant was ticketed for uninspected motor vehicle and failure to yield right of way.