Allen makes city court appearance

Andrew Allen, right, with his attorney, Kyle Davis, in Gloversville City Court Wednesday. Allen is charged with first-degree assault for an attack which left a 7-day-old infant with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

GLOVERSVILLE — The court case of a city father who is accused of assaulting his week-old son has been adjourned until next month.

Andrew Allen, 31, was in City Court for a appearance relating to charges of first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree attempted assault, all felonies, that were levied against him on Monday.

Allen’s case was adjourned until Oct. 18. Allen appeared with his attorney Kyle Davis.

Allen only spoke to give his name, address and date of birth during his brief court appearance before City Court Judge Traci DiMezza at around 10:55 a.m.

According to the complaint obtained by The Leader-Herald on Wednesday, Allen has been charged with the felonies for allegedly assaulting two people at his 6 Cherry St. home on Saturday morning.

According to the three-page complaint, Allen struck the boy at around 6:15 a.m. with “his knuckles using a ‘half-closed fist.” The blow caused a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain, which according to the documents, put the baby at “a grave risk of death.”

“[Allen] did commit the offense of assault in the first degree when, under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life, he recklessly [engaged] in conduct which [created] a grave risk of death to another person, and thereby [caused] serious physical injury to another person,” the indictment states.

This action caused City Police to charge his with first-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment.

The child had to be airlifted to Albany Medical Center for treatment of his injuries on Saturday.

The indictment states that Allen also assaulted the child’s mother. Allen is alleged to have struck the woman with his foot and fist in the head an upper torso multiple times, leading to the second-degree attempted assault charge, also a felony.

The alleged attacked caused “bruising, swelling and discomfort” to the areas Allen struck.

Allen is still in Fulton County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

Kerry Minor can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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