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Love triangle fight leaves bartender injured, one in jail

SAUGERTIES – A Saugerties man was arrested Friday night after he became engaged in an altercation with his former girlfriend and her male companion.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Friday in Stella’s Station at 150 Partition Street in the Village of Saugerties.

Saugerties Police were called for a report of a physical altercation between Bryan Ploss, 45, his ex-girlfriend and her male companion.

Ploss is alleged to have threatened the woman’s companion and spit in her face. When the bartender attempted to intercede, Ploss punched him in the face causing injuries.

Patrons tried to subdue Ploss who fled to the parking lot, but another patron was blocked him from leaving.  Responding Saugerties Police officers took him into custody in the parking lot and charged him with assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment.

Ploss was sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail.


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