HUDSON–City police charged a Rensselaer County man in connection with the firing of gun on North Fifth Street, Memorial Day afternoon. Kerwin A. Jones, 36, of Troy was charged with first degree reckless endangerment, fourth degree criminal mischief (intent to damage property), second degree burglary (with intent to commit a crime in a dwelling) and second degree criminal possession of a weapon by Hudson police Sergeant James Delaney, Jr., at 516 1/2 State Street, May 28 at 3 p.m.
Mr. Jones allegedly fired a 9 mm handgun into a group of people standing in front of 34 North Fifth Street at 2:24 p.m.
Then, in an attempt to evade police, he allegedly forced opened the basement door at 516 1/2 State Street and caused damage to the door. Officers found Mr. Jones in a basement closet. He was taken into custody without incident.
He was held for arraignment.
*Herbert Carl Hamilton, 50, of Catskill was charged with first degree sexual abuse (sexual contact with a person under 11 years of age) and endangering welfare of child by Hudson Police Detective John E. Funk, Jr., at 27 North Jefferson Avenue, Catskill, May 30 at 11:13 a.m.
Hudson Police detectives worked with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Child Protective Services and the Child Advocacy Center to investigate and charge Mr. Hamilton in connection with crimes which occurred in Hudson over a year, 2008 to 2009.
The incident was reported to police on April 16 of this year.
The Columbia County DA’s Office also assisted in the investigation. Mr. Hamilton was arraigned in City Court before Judge John Connor and send to the Columbia County Jail without bail.
*Summer R. Eger, 28, of Hudson was charged with possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, second degree menacing, second degree reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a controlled substance and third degree criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Tracey Newkirk at 258 Columbia Street, March 2 at 3:35 a.m.
Ms. Eger allegedly threatened a man with a knife during a fight. While attempting to take the knife away from Ms. Eger during the fight, the man sustained two small cuts, one to the stomach and the other to the hand. Ms. Eger allegedly had two pills out of the prescribed container which were controlled substances.
Arraigned before City Judge John Connor, she was sent to jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.
*Ta-Raysha Cobbins, 19, of Hudson was charged with second degree assault and fourth degree criminal possession weapon by Officer Nicolas Pierro at Columbia Memorial Hospital, March 7 at 12:44 a.m.
At 9:34 p.m., March 6, police received a call from a man asking to meet them at the hospital emergency room. The 20-year-old Hudson man had lacerations to both his hands. An investigation revealed that Ms. Cobbins allegedly got into a dispute with the man at the Hudson Terrace Apartments and allegedly cut his hands with a knife, causing him to seek medical attention. The cuts required several stitches to close.
She was arraigned before City Judge John Connor and was sent to jail without bail.
*Bruce J. Pigford, 21, of Hudson was charged with second degree menacing (weapon) and fourth degree criminal possession weapon (intent to use) by Detective David Miller, Jr., at 617 Warren Street, March 7 at 4:24 p.m.
Detectives Miller and Christopher Filli came upon a fight. They determined that Mr. Pigford had threatened people with a knife during the fight and they recovered evidence near the scene.
Additionally, Mr. Pigford was charged with third degree criminal mischief by Officer Nicolas Pierro at the police station at 5:20 p.m. because he allegedly punctured two tires on a 2001 Dodge Stratus while it was parked on the 700 block of Columbia Street in front of the victim’s residence. The incident was reported to police March 7 at 4:25 p.m.
Arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin, Mr. Pigford was sent to jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
Also charged in connection with the same altercation were Delroy George William, Jr., 27, and Devon M. Williams, 24, both of Hudson. The two men were both charged with disorderly conduct for fighting in the street. Detective Filli made the arrests March 7 at 4:23 p.m. at 617 Warren Street. Both were issued appearance tickets to return to court at a later date.
*Marcus Eugene Mitchell, 28, of Hudson was charged with on a warrant for third degree assault (intent to cause physical injury) by Detective David Miller, Jr., at 41 North Second Street, March 10 at 5:50 p.m.
The warrant was issued in connection with a March 4 incident, in which Mr. Mitchell allegedly punched a 51-year-old man in the face and kicked him causing physical injury. Police went to the hospital emergency room to interview the victim.
Mr. Mitchell was also charged with third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (heroin with intent to sell) by Officer Jason Finn, March 10 at 5:50 p.m.
Upon being taken into custody on the warrant, police found him to be in possession of a quantity of heroin in individual packets that were packaged and ready for sale. Arraigned before City Judge Portin, Mr. Mitchell was sent to jail without bail.
*Leroy Fields, Jr., 43, of Hudson was charged with third degree assault and second degree harassment by Officer Kevin Sweet at an apartment at 235 Columbia Street, March 11 at 1:30 a.m.
Mr. Fields allegedly struck a 35-year-old woman in the face multiple times causing her mouth and nose to bleed. He also allegedly struck a 21-year-old woman in the face with an open hand after she attempted to stop the assault.
Arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin, Mr. Fields was released and an order of protection was issued.