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Three men accused of Schenectady burglary, assault over Rotterdam money theft allegations

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SCHENECTADY – Three men are facing burglary and assault charges, accused of assaulting a man in Schenectady over allegations of theft in Rotterdam, authorities said this week.

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The assault victim was also expected to be charged in connection to the theft, officials said.

Charged in the burglary and assault case was William P. Thompson, 51, of Princetown Road, Rotterdam, and Deonte P. Thompson and Darryl D. Thompson, both 20, of Summit Avenue, Schenectady.

They each face one count of first-degree burglary and second-degree group assault, felonies.

The men are accused of illegally entering an Avenue B residence just after 7 p.m. Saturday and assaulting the victim. The victim suffered bruises to his face and cuts to his face and finger that required medical attention at Ellis Hospital, according to documents filed in court.

The attack happened over allegations that the eventual assault victim, William P. Thompson’s cousin, stole $9,500 in Rotterdam, prosecutor Brian Gray said.

The three Thompsons called police, but also went to the cousin’s house. With no direct police response, they then are accused of going into the man’s house on their own and attacking the man.

Police then responded and arrested the Thompsons shortly afterward.

The assault victim was also expected to be charged in the theft, officials said, but it couldn’t be determined Thursday if he had been formally arrested.

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