Court Dates Continue for Roxen Road Defendants

Multiple court dates on horizon for five defendants.

Multiple court dates have been scheduled for the five defendants in the Roxen Road assault case, starting this week.

Matthew Diperna, Kevin Coyle, William Nelson and Nolan Kelly will all head back to Nassau County First District Thursday.

The defendants were all charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury, a misdemeanor, and assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, a felony.

William Moore, who was charged with a second count of assault with intent to cause physical injury, has a Feb. 4 date in court.

The new court dates come after all five defendants appeared in court Friday. The defendants have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to police, the assault happened when the wife of the victim was walking her dog on Nottingham Road and was verbally accosted by five to eight young men. She ran home and told her husband of the incident, and the two drove around the neighborhood looking for the men to demand an apology.

They found the group on Roxen Road, which is where the assault took place, police said. Neighbors who heard the disturbance called police at 11:55 p.m. The men fled before police arrived and Nassau County detectives were called in to join the investigation.

The man was transported by Rockville Centre police to Mercy Medical Center where he was treated for broken ribs, multiple contusions and injuries to the face and jaw.

SSHS87_MENCH January 22, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Each time I receive the alert from this story my blood continues to boil. RVC used to be a wonderful town. Not so much anymore. Robberies, Drunk Driving, bar fights, Gang fights. This sounds more like Atlantic City or Las Vegas.... In years past the town attracted a more respectful class of person. Not anymore. I moved out of the town and have not looked back. Lawrence has crime but not close to the level of Rockville Centre. I'm asking, what will come of this? How is the victim of this case? How has he been able to look his wife in the face, or even face his children after this horrific act. He was doing what any other husband would do and was nearly killed for it by a gang of spoiled brats. Let's see these 5 men do that up the road in Hempstead.... I think those men know better than that, don't you. We shall see. I predict that they will not see one minute of jail time, in fact they will be found not guilty on every charge. At least by then these men can contribute to the local RVC economy at the dozen's of bars in that G-d forsaken town.
Rilog January 22, 2013 at 07:58 PM
While there are issues in town you do not know what you are talking about. This is a wonderful, generous community. Some kids acted like punks and they will pay the price. Adults did not think before they acted and they were harmed. Glad things are better for you where you live. Glad you are gone!
rvchanoihilton January 22, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Wow Damayor knows what time it is
Another Voice in the Crowd January 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM
hanoi and sap - your bigotry is disgusting and offensive and I hope not representative of the community of Rockville Centre. I am surprised that the editor is not removing your racist remarks from this comment section. To the others in the blog-o-sphere - Is no one else offended? The Roxen Road incident is sad enough - Now, we're allowing bigots to rule the comments?
J Inglima January 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Lawrence - you've got to be kidding! You're trying to compare that sewer to RVC? Everyone knows that RVC is the jewel of the South Shore. It's amazing how people lie to themselves.
George W Bush January 23, 2013 at 01:49 PM
if the victim was a gun owner this wouldn't have happened.
RVC January 24, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Good! I am so happy to see their mug shots posted everywhere on this site. These kids and a hell of a lot of other RVC residents think they are better than everyone else and have no care or concern for anyone but themselves. Posting about this article repeatedly is a great way to spread the message that that attitude doesn't get you anywhere good. Maybe the future of Rockville Centre teens will change? These five kids deserve to lose whatever college scholarships they received and continued to be publicly humiliated.
Joseph Michael January 26, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Why don't we just appoint all you superior intellects to the town board, send the accused teenagers off to sing sing without a trial, spare the"victim" the horror of cross examination, and give him a medal for playing vigilante instead of simply calling the police after he had hunted them down at 11:55 PM ?
Doug Driscoll February 06, 2013 at 07:19 PM
hunted them down? with what?
TheDarkerSide March 11, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Victim is still undergoing medical tests and procedures from various specialists and has a hard time concentrating on work and family due to his head injuries.Still a fantastic guy but may never be the same as he was. Be happy this isn't you. Even the clowns on here who defend these cowards.


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