A 45-year-old city resident walked away with only minor scuffs and scrapes after being attacked by a group of seven people, Gloversville police said.
Witnesses reported the assault on Spring Street near Wandell Park at 9 a.m. Tuesday, detailing an incident involving a man attempting to flee a group that pursued and then beat him.
When police responded, they found the victim with only minor injuries that didn’t require medical attention. Police also found seven suspects, six of whom were arrested.
The primary attackers were two homeless Gloversville men — John Brayman, 29, Derrick Berger, 19, — as well as a minor under the age of 16, Capt. John Sira said.
“Apparently there was a verbal exchange and the juvenile initiated a physical confrontation,” Sira said. “The rest of the individuals who were of age hopped in on the physical altercation and chased the victim down.”
Sira said the victim did not know his assailants.
Six of the seven attackers were arraigned in Gloversville City Court on charges of disorderly conduct, while Berger was additionally charged with third-degree attempted assault for repeatedly striking and kicking the victim, Sira said. He was jailed in lieu of $2,000 bail.
Braymen pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges and was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
The remaining individuals were sent to jail in lieu of $500 bail apiece were:
- Noel Davis, 21, of North Water Street;
- Crystal Mohrlock, 23, of 65 E. Fulton St.;
- Anthony T. Larock, 18, of 34 S. Main St.;
- Joshua Rulison, 20, homeless.