Sylvester Provencio found guilty of reckless aggravated battery

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio was found guilty of aggravated battery, a felony, by a Sumner County jury late this afternoon for his part in a brawl that took place more than 13 months ago in rural Sumner County.Provencio, 22, of Caldwell was also found guilty of misdemeanor charges of criminal deprivation of a vehicle, battery, and disorderly conduct. He will be sentenced on June 23 at 1:30 p.m. His accomplice Nick Reedy, 33, of Caldwell, pled guilty last week to aggravated battery and criminal deprivation of a vehicle.“I think the sentencing will be comparable to that of Nick Reedy. We are anticipating Provencio getting anywhere between 32 to 35 months,” said Kerwin Spencer, Sumner County attorney.The jury deliberated for about three hours before coming back with its verdict. Provencio, dressed in a long sleeved striped tri-colored polo shirt, was ushered back to Sumner County jail where he has been held in custody for an unrelated felony rape charge filed in January. That trial has been set for June 21.Judge Scott McQuin thanked the jury for their service stating that this trial “took much longer than your usual Sumner County trial.”Indeed, it did. The trial started last Tuesday with the verdict coming slightly over a week later that called on 19 witnesses and tedious hours of legal wrangling between the prosecution and defense attorney Jess Hoeme.“This has been a long trial for jurors, for the judge and myself,” Spencer said.Spencer said it also took longer than usual to bring this case to trial. The brawling incident took place on April 22, 2015. Provencio and Reedy are convicted of assaulting Greg Schneider, 54, and Bryan Nispel, 56, of Caldwell after they stopped in what was considered as a good Samaritan act over a stuck pickup in the mud. The encounter deteriorated into a melee in which the four men were fighting. Eventually Schneider ended up in the Sumner County Hospital in Caldwell for three days where he was treated for 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 staplesThe defense had unsuccessfully tried to convince the jury that Provencio fought Nispel and did not take part in Schneider’s injuries.Provencio and Reedy were also convicted of taking Schneider’s Cadillac after the melee.Spencer said he does not know if Judge McQuin will make the sentences concurrent or consecutive. Even though Provencio was convicted with two additional misdemeanors —  battery for his fight with Nispel and disorderly conduct for cussing — he doesn’t think it will result in a longer sentence than Reedy.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. +28 Vote up Vote down somewhere in kansas · 220 weeks ago Its a good day that that this predator was taken off the streets. He has gotten away with too much for too long! Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Big D · 220 weeks ago It sounds like his troubles are just beginning. Was this attorney from Wichita court appointed ( ie. did we tax payers foot this bill) or did he and his family somehow come up with a tidy chunk of change ? Report Reply 1 reply · active 220 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 220 weeks ago Provencio had a private attorney. Report Reply +15 Vote up Vote down Su. Co. Res · 220 weeks ago My faith in the Judicial system has been revived with this verdict. Thanks to the jurors for using common sense. Report Reply 1 reply · active 220 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Jeff McGuire · 220 weeks ago I don’t think much of the problem has ever been with the jurors. It seems like most of the problem is that the county has often allowed the accused to plea to lesser charges, resulting in what many would think is inadequate punishment for the crime committed. Just my humble opinion. Not trying to cast stones. Report Reply -26 Vote up Vote down Jolanda Techingo · 220 weeks ago First of all to Mr McCue, you need to get the facts right before you start printing Bs!! The charge WAS NOT aggravated battery it was the lesser charge of reckless battery!! But it sounds to me like you jus wanna give your readers what you think they wanna hear!! And as for all the ppl that are gloating becuz of the guilty verdict a Lil piece of advise, dnt be so quick to celebrate becuz it’s not over!! Nope not by a long shot. So keep on eating up all the lies you read. Maybe you should’ve continued to stick around the court house, Ik I was really surprised I ddnt see any of you there. With all your lies n trying to interact with a member of the jury? Really?? You ppl are to much! How do you live with yourselfs?? Report Reply 1 reply · active 220 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 220 weeks ago You are correct that I failed to explain the difference in the degree of aggravated battery charges in this story. I was unaware of this reduction in the charge when I wrote the story yesterday. Nick Reedy also received a lesser charge in his plea bargain agreement. I’ll be writing another story shortly explaining the difference. Report Reply 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. 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