SCHENECTADY — Three people have been charged with abducting and torturing a person for more than 12 hours at an Albany Street apartment, which included the use of a “pitbull dog as a weapon,” according to court documents.
Dwayne Henderson, 25, Danny Harrell, 19, and 18-year-old Dieago Harrell, have all been charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree kidnapping for their alleged role in the incident, which records show occurred at an apartment at 1315 Albany St. Tuesday.
The trio also faces a slew of charges for criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing fentanyl and cocaine, which was “packaged in a manner that is normally for sale,” according to court records.
Police first became aware of the abduction at around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a “disturbing video” from a police department downstate that had been circulating on Snapchat.
Records show that all three men allegedly kidnapped a victim and held them for more than 12 hours. While captive, the victim was beaten and a pit bull was used to “maul the victim causing serious physical injury.”
The victim, who has not been identified, was transported to Albany Medical Center for medical attention. They remain there in critical condition. It is unclear if the victim knew his alleged captors.
Two nearby elementary schools, William Keene and Lincoln, were put on “lockout” for 45 minutes out of precaution as police responded to the scene. Neither school faced any danger, police said.
Schenectady Police public information officer Pat Irwin said additional information would be released next week.
In addition to the attempted murder, kidnapping and drug charges, Dieago Harrell was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, a class E felony.
All three men were arraigned and remanded, and are due back in City Court Friday at 1:30 p.m.
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