Man charged as Conn. fugitive

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville man was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies this week at the Department of Social Services’ Cooper Building as a fugitive from justice from Connecticut.

A sheriff’s release said Brandon I. Willis-Slevin, 20, of 232 S. Main St., was charged at 3 p.m. Wednesday on an active warrant issued by the Meriden Police Department in New Haven County, Conn.

He is accused of first-degree failing to appear – a felony in Connecticut – stemming from a 2012 complaint when he lived in that state. The release said Willis-Slevin was originally charged with two counts of felony injury to a child and misdemeanor assault and strangulation. He had served jail time in Connecticut and was later released to return to court, but instead he went to New York state, deputies said.

Willis-Slevin was sent to the Fulton County Jail without bail by Town Justice Donald Nadler, pending extradition to Connecticut.