Johnstown man indicted in stabbing case

JOHNSTOWN – A city man accused of stabbing another man in the upper chest last spring was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury Monday on a felony assault charge.

Todd D. Yost, 34, of 41 Parkwood Ave., was indicted on a single count of second-degree assault. The indictment was handed up by the grand jury to County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye.

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. 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, when it could have hit his heart.

In other indictments handed up to Hoye on Monday:

Jerry Ann Mandl, 48, of 127 County Highway 131A, was indicted on a charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

She was charged Dec. 7 by city police with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after officers said she passed $140 in counterfeit cash to an individual.

Police said the Secret Service has been brought in to assist with the local investigation.

Steven R. Tryon, no age or address available, was indicted on one count of second-degree bail jumping.

Police he was arrested previously and indicted Nov. 28 on unspecified charges. But authorities said Tryon never showed up for his court date.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected].

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