Second man indicted in August kidnapping incident


JOHNSTOWN — A second man has been indicted in relation to an alleged August kidnapping incident in the city of Gloversville, according to Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown’s office.

According to a press release from Brown’s office, Frank J. Brandon, 32, of 73 Park St., was indicted on a charge of first-degree hindering the prosecution, a class D felony, by a Fulton County grand jury.

Brandon was taken into custody by members of the Gloversville Police Department on Wednesday and arraigned Thursday before Fulton County Court Judge Polly Hoye. He was remanded to Fulton County Correctional Facility with no bail.

The charge stems from an investigation by the Gloversville Police Department and state police into a kidnapping and assault that occurred at 15 James St. in Gloversville in August.

Delaney E. Akins, 27, of 260 W. 131st St., Manhattan, was indicted in November on the following charges by a Fulton County grand jury in connection to the incident: kidnapping in the first degree, a felony; assault in the first degree, a violent felony; assault in the first degree, a violent felony; assault in the second degree, a violent felony; and aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree, a violent felony.

More information will follow in today’s paper.