Reggie Ray, a 42 year old Black man seen wielding a folding chair has been arrested in connection with the riverfront brawl in Montgomery last weekend.
Police said Reggie Ray, surrendered to authorities Friday afternoon.
He is charged with disorderly conduct and being held in Montgomery’s Municipal Jail.
Reggie Ray’s arrest follows those of Mary Todd, 21, who turned herself in Thursday; Allen Todd, 23, and Zachery Shipman, 25, who surrendered Wednesday; and Richard Roberts, 48, who turned himself in Tuesday.
Ray is the only suspect so far not charged with at least one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault, though more suspects and charges are possible.
Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, prior to Ray’s arrest, released a statement praising the “diligence and dedication of the Montgomery Police Department, the Harriott II Crew and the help of witnesses,” and noted that the four suspects under arrest at the time of his statement “came from out-of-town to cause chaos and sow divisiveness.”
MPD investigators conducted a “frame-by-frame analysis of the videos of the brawls and extensive interviews with witnesses and the victim [Harriott II Riverboat co-captain Dameion Pickett],” the city said in a statement Friday afternoon.
“At this time, a former person of interest in connection with the boat brawl has been cleared of all criminal charges and is cooperating with the investigation,” the city’s statement added.
While the man has not been identified by name, he is seen in video as a shirtless, White man wearing a blue hat and sunglasses around his neck.
A city spokesperson said the man was actually attempting to de-escalate the situation, according to testimony given by Pickett.
The city is still asking for anyone with additional video to submit to [email protected].