Two more Rockville Centre teens have been arrested in connection with a June assault that put a 44-year-old resident in the hospital with broken ribs.
According to the RVC Police Department, William Nelson and Nolan Kelly, both 18, were arrested on Dec. 27 after turning themselves in to the First Precinct in Nassau County.
Nelson and Kelly have been charged with gang assault in the second degree.
The first two arrests came just days after the assault when police arrested William Moore and Matthew Diperna, both 18.
The third suspect in the assault, Kevin Coyle, 18, was arrested at his Rockville Centre home a few weeks later in mid-July.
Moore, Diperna and Coyle are scheduled to return to court in early 2013 on second-degree gang assault charges.
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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.
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