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.