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Third arrest made in Blue Jay Tavern brawl

Third arrest made in Blue Jay Tavern brawl

ROTTERDAM -- Following a month and a half-long investigation, the Rotterdam Police Department has arrested a third individual in connection with an assault at the Blue Jay Tavern on March 19.

Police responded to the tavern at about midnight that night for a fight involving 15-20 males. When the officers arrived, three victims remained at the scene but the suspects had fled. Two victims had minor injuries; a third required transport to the hospital for multiple contusions and a forehead laceration that required staples.

Saturday, officers arrested Jacob H. Meyer, 34, of Troy. Police said Meyer was located near his residence and fled from officers. He was arrested following a brief motor vehicle pursuit.

Meyer was charged with Gang Assault in the 1st degree, a class B felony, and Riot in the 1st degree and Conspiracy in the 4th degree, both class E felonies, in connection with the case. The gang assault charges stems from the seriousness of the victim's injuries, and the fact that he was assaulted by three or more people.

Police said when Meyer was arraigned and remanded to the Schenectady County Jail, he had a quantity of drugs hidden on his person and was additionally charged with Promoting Prison Contraband in the 1st degree, a class D felony.

Previously arrested were George Mott the 3rd and George Mott the 4th, both of Troy.

Rotterdam Police were assisted by the Troy Police Department, New York State Police and the Schenectady County Sheriff's Office in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests will be forthcoming.

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