BATAVIA — Two cousins from Batavia were charged with gang assault after an altercation at a house on Jerome Place Friday, city police said.
Darazian Williams, 26, and Danny D. Williams, 31, were charged with first-degree gang assault, first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy.
The top two charges, gang assault and burglary, carry a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in state prison.
Detective Sgt. Matt Lutey said the altercation began over an argument involving “family issues.”
The two beat another person, causing serious injuries.
The burglary charge came as a result of the two staying “unlawfully in the house” during the beating, Lutey said.
The assault happened at 1 Jerome Place.
Lutey said it is believed two other people might be involved. Anyone who has information about the case can call city police at 345-6350.
Darazian Williams was arraigned and committed to Genesee County Jail, with bail set at $7,500. He was released Monday.
Danny Williams remains in jail, with bail set at $30,000.