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Niskayuna grad charged in Capitol insurrection arrested again

Jun 17, 2021 5:30 am

Robert Gavin is reporting for the Times Union that Brandon Fellows, 27, of Niskayuna, who is facing charges related to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, has been arrested again after he allegedly called the mother of a federal probation officer on June 14. Fellows faces felony charges in connection with the riot. He was expected to appear before U.S. District Judge Daniel Stewart in Albany on June 16, to face charges that he violated the conditions of his pretrial release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett has requested that Fellows be jailed as he awaits trial. This week marked the third time in six months the government has asked the court to detain him. Fellows, is a 2012 Niskayuna High School graduate and he has brazenly boasted on social media that he is a "proud Capitol rioter." This week prosecutors disclosed that prior to the insurrection, Fellows violated an order of protection and has been accused of harassing an ex-girlfriend. “In the almost four months since he has been on release, the defendant has consistently violated the conditions of bond, and continues to disrespect his supervising officer and the court’s orders," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Lee M. Furst. "He failed to report as directed, failed to call in, and most concerning, left a voicemail for the supervising officer that was totally inappropriate.” Furst went on to argue that Fellows poses a threat to the community and asked that he be detained. Fellows was indicted in February by a grand jury on numerous charges including obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony. Read more about this story in the Times Union.