Former city man sentenced in assault case

JOHNSTOWN – A former Gloversville man accused of attempted murder, who assaulted a woman in 2015 with a frying pan, was sentenced Friday in Fulton County Court to 13 years in state prison.

Elijah P. Brown, 24, formerly of 13 N. Water St., was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye, as part of a plea arrangement. He also received five years of post-release supervision.

Brown pleaded guilty July 22 to first-degree attempted assault, a felony, before Hoye.

Fulton County Acting District Attorney Chad Brown prosecuted the case.

Gloversville police said Brown entered a 60 Spring St. residence July 7, 2015, and severely assaulted a female with a frying pan during a home invasion. Brown fled the area.

Police said evidence collected at the scene later linked Brown to the attack.

In August 2015, Brown was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Kingston, Ulster County.

There was no prior relationship between the two. The victim suffered lacerations, facial fractures and loss of teeth, according to the indictment against Brown. The victim, who survived, underwent surgery after the attack.

Brown was indicted Nov. 10 by a county grand jury and had been slated to go to trial. He was facing charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree burglary that causes physical injury, first-degree burglary with the use of a dangerous instrument, first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, felonies.

He was represented by Gloversville attorney Robert Abdella.

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

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