Friday, August 16, 2013

Former Siena coach Bob Beyer arrested

From the Saratogian

SARATOGA SPRINGS – A former Siena College basketball coach was charged late Thursday with resisting arrest after fighting with police on Caroline Street.

Robert C. Beyer, 51, of Maitland, Fla., was Siena’s coach from 1994 to 1997 and was recently named an assistant coach with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.

City Police said that Beyer, Ryan P. Chartrand, 36, of Saratoga Springs; and Edward J. Parenteau, 34, of Lynbrook; were involved in an altercation with bouncers inside a Caroline Street bar at 11:15 p.m.

Beyer and Chartrand were escorted out of the bar by bouncers and Parenteau is allegedly assaulted one of the bouncers by punching him in the face and cutting his nose, police said.

While police were arresting Parenteau, Beyer and Chartrand allegedly attempted to stop officers from arresting Parenteau and were subsequently arrested, police said.

Beyer then began fighting with the police and was charged accordingly, police said.

Beyer was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Chartrand was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

Parenteau was charged with third-degree assault, with intent to cause physical injury.

In addition to serving as the head coach at Siena, Beyer also served as an assistant under Mike Deane from 1989 to 1993. His NBA resume also includes stints with the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, and Golden State Warriors before he was hired by Charlotte last month.

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