Officers injured in Johnstown fight

JOHNSTOWN – Two people were arrested early Sunday after a fight that started in Patricia’s Restaurant & Bar and spilled into the street, resulting in injuries to two city police officers, police Chief Mark Gifford said today.

Gifford said those charged were: Davonne L. Brown, 30, of 58 Montgomery St., Gloversville; and Tyronne J. Richardson, 22, of 510 Quincy St., Apartment 6H, Brooklyn.

Gifford said Brown was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and second-degree harassment after the incident, which started at the 32 S. Perry St. establishment. Gifford said Richardson was charged with disorderly conduct.

Police said units were dispatched at 12:30 a.m. Sunday after reports of a fight at Patricia’s. Gifford said Richardson and Brown allegedly “assaulted a female inside the bar.”

Gifford said the fight eventually ended up on Hoosac Street, where the two were arrested. He said Brown was sent to the Fulton County Jail without bail and Richardson was remanded in lieu of $500 cash bail.

Gifford said two of his officers – whom he declined to identify – were injured in the fight. One suffered a rib injury and the other had a concussion and a broken nose, the chief said. Both were treated and released at Nathan Littauer Hospital, but are currently not on regular duty, he said.

The chief said the reason for the fight is unknown at this time. He said other charges are pending against Brown and Richardson, as well as other people from the fight.

Gifford said the fight attracted a large crowd and officers from other local departments had to be called in to assist.