Gloversville man with history of pornography charges banned from local schools, jailed

Leader-Herald Staff Report

A Gloversville man parked illegally in the East Boulevard median near Boulevard Elementary School this week was remanded to the Fulton County Correctional Facility without bail and is restricted from school properties in the Gloversville Enlarged School District.

Justin J. Hughes, who was wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet in connection with pornography charges in Florida, was charged Thursday with criminal mischief, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving, according to the Gloversville Police Department.

When a patrol officer directed Hughes to move his vehicle and pull over, Hughes fled the traffic stop down First Avenue, police reported. Hughes pulled into a driveway, turned around heading back to the school when the police officer pulled his car across the road to keep Hughes from continuing on. Hughes drove into the police car, at which point he was arrested.

In March, the Gloversville Police Department worked with the U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force in connection with Hughes, who was wanted on numerous arrest warrants from the First Judicial Circuit Court in Okaloosa County Florida. Hughes was wanted on warrants for possession or promotion of a photo or movie of a sexual performance by a child, possession of a photograph of a sexual performance by a child, and the distribution of obscene material to a child. Hughes lived in Gloversville at that time and was considered a fugitive from justice.

Hughes was arraigned in Gloversville City Court before Judge Traci DiMezza. Members of the Gloversville Police Department are working closely with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office concerning the most recent incident.

Members of the Gloversville Police Department, including the School Resource Officer, have been working closely with the Gloversville Enlarged School District Superintendent’s Office related to this incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 518-773-4577.