JOHNSTOWN - The town of Mayfield man whose wife was found dead last week on a dead end road and is considered a person of interest in her death was bailed out of the Fulton County Jail Wednesday afternoon. He had been held in connection with five charges unrelated to his wife's death.
Capt. Randy Benedict, jail administrator, said today Brent S. Alling Sr., 42, of 127 Delaney Road, was bailed out about 4 p.m. Wednesday after nine days in the county jail.
The bruised, naked body of Alling's wife - 54-year-old Kathryn Jackson Alling - was found June 4 on Tyrrell Road by town Highway Department workers collecting trash. Authorities said the Allings had been living off social-services benefits and occasionally taking "bath salts" synthetic drugs while living in a camper off Tyrrell Road.
Brent S. Alling Sr. is shown Tuesday before his arraignment in Mayfield.
The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan
Benedict said the jail received a certificate-of-bail release signed by Fulton County Court Judge Richard C. Giardino.
Giardino was serving as acting Mayfield Town Court justice June 5 when Alling was arraigned after being charged by state police with driving while intoxicated, a license-restriction violation, unsafe turn/failure to signal, a seatbelt violation and refusal to take a breath test.
Alling had been held in the county jail in lieu of $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond since his arrest.
Alling pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday in the Town Court and faces an Aug. 14 return date.
Alling's public defender - Gloversville attorney Robert Abdella - today declined to say who bailed out his client.
Abdella said Alling was released on bond, meaning someone posted at least $500 - or 10 percent of his client's $5,000 bond.
Abdella said his client feels people - whether police of relatives - are judging him.
"I think he feels based on the way people are portraying the situation, and based on the way the coverage has been, that people are assuming certain things about him," he said. "The main thing is he needs to get a job."
Abdella said his client had a rough time Monday when his wife's funeral was going on in Johnstown. She was buried in Gloversville and Brent Alling couldn't be present.
"He had no capability of getting himself out of jail," Abdella said. "It was weighing on his mind."
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at email@example.com.