County attorney charges Sylvester Provencio, Nicholas Reedy in rural Caldwell assault

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two Caldwell men are facing at least six felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the alleged April 22 assault of two older Caldwell men, the Sumner County Attorney’s office announced today.Sylvester Provencio, 21, of Caldwell is facing three felony and four misdemeanor counts while his alleged accomplice, Nicholas Reedy, 33, of Caldwell has been charged with three felony and three misdemeanor counts.Nick ReedySylvester ProvencioThe criminal complaint was filed this morning in Sumner County District Court.Bond has been set for both Caldwell men at $100,000 each. The two men are scheduled to make a first appearance on Thursday, April 30 at 9 a.m. in Sumner County District Court in Wellington. They are currently in Sumner County jail. The bond specifically states they are to have no contact with the two other Caldwell men in the attack if they are to make bail.Provencio has been charged with: •Battery, a Class B misdemeanor;•Disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor;•Aggravated battery, a level 4 person felony;•Criminal deprivation of a motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor;•Theft, a Class A misdemeanor;•Burglary of a vehicle, a level 9 felony;•Aggravated robbery, a level 3 felony.Reedy has been charged with:•Disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor;•Aggravated battery, a level 4 felony;•Criminal deprivation of motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor;•Theft, a Class A misdemeanor;•Burglary of a vehicle, a level 9 felony;•Aggravated robbery, a level 3 felony.The two suspects are accused of assaulting Gregory Schneider, 53, and Bryan Nispel, 55, of Caldwell in what is being described as a good Samaritan act turned into a violent situation four miles east of Caldwell around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.In the complaint, Provencio is being charged for pushing and punching Nispel, and for verbally threatening him by saying “you think you’re a tough guy, but I’m going to beat your ***”Both Provencio and Reedy are also accused of feloniously punching and knocking Schneider to the ground and continuing to punch him while he was helpless causing him to have a concussion, ruptured ear drum, severe head and neck trauma, cracked teeth, two broken ribs, bruises over much of his body, cuts, and abrasions which required stitches and staples.Spencer also has charged the two of taking Schneider’s pink Cadillac without permission and driving it to Caldwell where they abandoned the vehicle. They are also accused of taking Schneider’s check book/wallet with intent to deprive the owner of his possessions, valued less than $1,000. Allegedly, the wallet was in the vehicle’s console before it was stolen, but was not there after the vehicle was abandoned.The charges came after an extensive investigation by Sumner County Detective Jeff Hawkins, Sergeant Jessie Cornwell and Detective Lee Patterson.•••••Court affidavitSpencer released details of the alleged attack in an affidavit that was attached to the criminal complaint.His report is as follows:“On April 22, 2015, Cornwell and Patterson were dispatched to a physical disturbance in progress on Mayfield Road just south of U.S. 81 Highway near Caldwell.The complainants have subsequently listened to the 911 call which was made by Nispel shortly after the crimes started and as the crimes were concluded. Nispel reported to 911 that he had seen a vehicle stuck in the ditch. Nispel and Schneider had stopped to help and was physically attacked by two of the occupants of the stuck vehicle.Nispel had been able to get away and get to his phone in his truck to call 911, but his friend was still being attacked by the suspects and was helpless on the ground. Nispel was out of breath, excited and fearful on the 911 tape. He reported while he was on the phone, the attackers took Schneider’s pink Cadillac and were fleeing the scene. He was able to get Schneider in his truck and was proceeding to the Caldwell Hospital.Patterson and Cornwell met Nispel at the hospital where Schneider was admitted. He was subsequently diagnosed with serious injuries and remained hospitalized until April 24. His injuries included severe head and neck trauma, a concussion, ruptured eardrum, extensive bleeding from cuts and abrasions all over his body, cracked teeth and two broken ribs. He had many stitches and staples.At the hospital, Patterson observed Nispel had several injuries to his head and arms. He had abrasions and cuts on his hands and his clothes were muddy. Blood was in his hair. Schneider was worse looking and had several marks, cuts and bruises on his face and body, which were photographed.Nispel explained he and Schneider were on their way home from Caldwell in separate cars when Nispel noticed the vehicle was stuck in the ditch south of U.S. 81 on Mayfield Road. He phoned Schneider, who was behind him and they decided to stop and help.Nispel was already past, so he had to turn around so Schneider got to the scene first.When Nispel arrived, Provencio and Schneider were arguing as Reedy and a third person were apologizing for the way Provencio was acting. Provencio threw a punch at Greg, but missed. Nispel said something and as he approached the situation he and Provencio exchanged words and Provencio swung at him and hit him.They exchanged punches and ended up in the ditch. He says Reedy attacked Schneider during this time. The third person did not participate in the attack. Schneider fell to the ground after being punched by Reedy. Reedy proceeded to kick Schneider while he was on the ground.Nispel was eventually able to get away from Provencio and get to his truck where his cell phone was. He drove away to make sure he would have time to call 911. After explaining the situation to 911, he turned his vehicle around to go back to help his friend.Both Reedy and Provencio were standing over Schneider kicking him as he was lying on the ground. When Nispel got near, they came towards Nispel’s truck. He thought they would attack him so he struck them with the front of his truck which knocked them off their feet, but he did not run over them. They proceeded to get into Schneider’s vehicle and stole it.Provencio’s mother Becky Gonzalez and Ed Baker arrived at the scene while he was still talking to 911. Gonzalez was mad and yelled at him for calling the cops. But Baker helped Nispel get Schneider in Nispel’s truck so he could take him to the hospital. Schneider was too injured to be interviewed at length that night.Dispatch advised that Caldwell Police Officer Marshall Matthews had located Schneider’s Cadillac at Osage and Avenue A Street in Caldwell. Dispatch had also taken a call from Reedy’s mother requesting an officer come to their residence.Patterson went and took statements from Provencio and Reedy. They admitted to being in a fight, but claimed they were acting in self-defense and took the Cadillac only to get away from the situation.Reedy identified Austin Townsend as the third person who was there, but he was not involved in the altercation. Reedy said he tried to call 911, but his cellphone wasn’t working right.Patterson went to where the Cadillac had been recovered. Officer Matthews said the vehicle was still running when he had recovered it. Patterson observed no damage to the vehicle. Shawnda Schneider arrived to claim the vehicle. She said Greg had left his wallet in the center console cup holder, but the wallet could not be found in the vehicle. As of April 24 it had not been recovered.Cornwell and Paterson located and interviewed Austin Townsend. Townsend said he had been riding around with Reedy and Provencio when they got stuck in the mud. A short time later, two guys showed up and tried to help. Provencio and one of the men began arguing. Townsend and Reedy tried to get Provencio to calm down, but someone started throwing punches. He did not know who threw the first punch. After they started fighting, he fled the scene on foot. Townsend said the two men were trying to help them out and he did not know why the fight started.Detective Hawkins subsequently interviewed Ryan Sturm, who is a friend of Nispel’s who lived near the scene of the altercation. Nispel had mentioned he had called Sturm to see if they could borrow a chain to pull out the stuck vehicle.Sturm confirmed receiving the call. He said Nispel was talking on the phone in a normal tone of voice. Then Stum suddenly heard shouting and swearing in the background that was someone other than Nispel. Sturm heard Bryan call Greg’s name then the phone went dead.”Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. -34 Vote up Vote down Caldwell sucks!!! · 276 weeks ago Lies, Lies, and more lies…. People we all know what really happened so quit fooling yourselves. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +36 Vote up Vote down Guest · 276 weeks ago And so the truth is out! Stop sticking up for Provencio and Reedy! Provencio likes to attack people. His mother has been arrested numerous times for attacks! Thug culture. I hope this time they pay the fiddler for the tune. Report Reply 1 reply · active 276 weeks ago -38 Vote up Vote down P&R all the way · 276 weeks ago They don’t even have proof that P&R FOR SURE took the wallet! And if P&R told them that they did not need an help from them then why did Greg and Bryan get out of their cars? Clearly, no means NO, so they did not need any help from them whats so ever! Report Reply 4 replies · active 276 weeks ago -31 Vote up Vote down Shadow · 276 weeks ago This case gets shadier & shadier as the days go by. My question is for one , first one so called victim in the begin g stated that he did not get out of his vehicle when in fact he would have had to provided that things went down the way this statement says. 2. My next concern is that the known so called victims had been drinking all that day & even up to the event of this happening. 3. Why is it okay for a vehicle allowed to be used as a weapon when owner should have been charged with a DUI yes I went there . The way I see it all 4 should have to face their consequences. If two of them were arrested for their wrong doings then the other two should be arrested for theirs cause the last time I check Drinking & Driving is against the law as well as the rest. The main thing I guess I am trying to stress is all 4 added fuel to the fire but only 2 are being held responsible. When are grown men going to grow up? P.s. When you stop to help someone & that someone says they have someone on the way the two victims should have turned away & went on about their business. Report Reply 2 replies · active 276 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Redkitty · 276 weeks ago And the plot thickens, guess we will just have to wait and see! Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down Guest · 276 weeks ago Reedy should be thankful he’s not facing murder charges. Came close! Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +23 Vote up Vote down really? · 276 weeks ago Does any of this justify beating someone to a pulp? Really? Personal responsibility here. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +24 Vote up Vote down WellMom · 276 weeks ago I may be old fashion, but I can not see any reason, baring a weapon, that justifies 20 and 30 something year old men beating 50 year old men. Bottom line, end of story for me. Report Reply 2 replies · active 276 weeks ago +33 Vote up Vote down Frank Castle · 276 weeks ago Since some of these fine people on here choose to ignore the facts, and are obviously a bit misguided, and continue to run down these good men and Caldwell. Let’s get “REL” and tell these “winners” what they have more than likely won! Behind door number 1 is a first class trip to a luxurious Kansas penitentiary. Behind door number 2 is a colorful wardrobe provided by the state of Kansas! Yes!, Kansas is broke, but Kansas cares, and wants to give you clothes! And behind door number 3… you get your own private “Security Detail”, provided by the state of Kansas as well. And it appears you have also qualified in the bonus round for a free criminal record! Congratulations! It was well deserved and you should have “won” these incredible gifts long ago, since you fellas have been hurting innocent people for a long time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Conceal Carry · 276 weeks ago This is why I have a CC permit. Report Reply 1 reply · active 276 weeks ago 123Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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