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Jail term given

December 28, 2013
By LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - A city man was sentenced to a year in jail by Fulton County Judge Richard Giardino last week for stabbing another man in the upper chest last spring, according to the Fulton County district attorney's office.

Todd D. Yost, 35, of 41 Parkwood Ave., pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault on Nov. 18.

Yost was charged April 20 by city police with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after officers were dispatched to a disturbance at his home at 2:41 a.m.

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Police at the time said he was arrested after a confrontation occurred between Yost and 24-year-old Brent S. Alling Jr.

Police said there was a party at the residence, and at some point, there was an altercation outside.

Police said the fight at first was between Yost and a woman, and then Alling got involved.

During the fight, Alling was stabbed once in the left side of the chest with a knife.

Alling was treated and released at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. Police said Alling was lucky the knife hit bone. Police said the knife could have hit his heart.

In other sentencings by Giardino on Dec. 19:

Stolen firearm

Sabrina M. Baker, 39, of Little Falls, was sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation for stealing a firearm that didn't belong to her from a residence in the town of Ephratah.

According to the district attorney's office, Baker pleaded guilty July 11 to fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

Police originally arrested and charged her on Dec. 8, 2012.

Felony DWI case

Jeffrey M. Shaut, 38, of South Main Street, Gloversville, was sentenced to three years in drug court and was required to pay a $1,000 fine.

According to the district attorney's office, he was indicted Feb. 26 and pleaded guilty June 12 to driving while intoxicated, a felony.

He was originally arrested Aug. 25, 2012, for having a blood-alcohol content above 0.08 percent and failure to keep right.



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