Man charged in Hillsdale has arrest history in Hudson

We've learned that 23 year old Tyler Meltz, the man accused of shooting at Police in Hillsdale Tuesday night, has an arrest history in Hudson. 

We're told that on September 24th, 2016 he was charged by Hudson Police with brandishing a weapon. He was released by City Court. (ROR)

He was arrested on a warrant by City Police on January 25th, 2017, and released by city court. (ROR)

Hudson Police arrested him on another warrant on September 6, 2017. He was released again by the court. (ROR)

On November 17th, 2017 he was again arrested by City Police on a warrant and released by city court. (ROR)

Hudson Police say, some of those arrests were for probation violations.

Press release from State Police from Tuesday night

Hillsdale, New York – On January 2, 2018, the New York State Police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute on State Route 22 in the town of Hillsdale and arrested Tyler D. Meltz, age 23, of Hillsdale, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree, and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st degree, both class D felonies.

At approximately 10:25 p.m., Columbia County Deputies and State Troopers arrived at a domestic dispute possibly involving a shotgun. Upon arrival to the scene the suspect exited the residence and fired the shotgun at the patrols. The suspect identified as Tyler Meltz, was later found hiding in a nearby vehicle.

Meltz was taken into custody without further incident with assistance from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Meltz was arraigned before the town of Claverack Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $35,000 cash bail or $70,000 bond.

The New York State Police were also assisted by the Hillsdale Fire Department, Austerlitz Fire Department, Community Rescue, and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

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