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Third Suspect Arrested, Charged in Roxen Road Gang Assault

Kevin Coyle, 18, was arrested after a joint investigation by RVC and Nassau County Police.

Third Suspect Arrested, Charged in Roxen Road Gang Assault

A third teen was arrested and charged in the that put a 44-year-old village resident in the hospital with broken ribs.

Kevin Coyle, 18, was arrested at his home on Thursday night after the Rockville Centre and Nassau County Police departments discovered his involvement through a joint investigation. According to the NCPD, Coyle was charged with second-degree gang assault.

Coyle, a recently-graduated senior from , also was a starter on the school's Nassau County Championship basketball team.

Two other seniors — William Moore and Matthew Diperna, both 18 — at the end of June, just a few days after the June 18 assault.

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 where he was treated for broken ribs, multiple contusions and injuries to the face and jaw.

Earlier this week, Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray against the attack.

"I try to be a calm and reserved man, but I must admit that this outrageous assault has my blood boiling," he said. "I am infuriated that such a thing could happen in our village."

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