CLEARFIELD – Two Reynoldsville teens accused of assaulting people at a camp party were sentenced Monday in Clearfield County Court.
Dylan Michael Tapper, 19, 357 S. 14th St., Reynoldsville, an inmate of the jail, and Darren Mark Foradori, 18, 501 Jackson St., Reynoldsville, an inmate of the jail, both pleaded guilty to simple assault, harassment and criminal conspiracy.
They were sentenced by President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to 60 days in jail and three years consecutive probation. They were fined $350 plus costs and must pay restitution of over $800. They were also ordered to complete anger management counseling.
Before accepting the plea, President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman added the criminal conspiracy charge, noting they had originally been charged with 16 various counts of assault, conspiracy, harassment, criminal mischief and recklessly endangering another person.
Ammerman commented that he didn’t know if everything contained in the affidavit was true, but he suggested the two men “straighten up.”
The charges stem from an incident on Jan. 1 at 3:30 a.m. at a Union Township camp.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police interviewed four victims at Penn Highlands DuBois. Victim No. 1 told them that she and three others returned to the camp to retrieve another girl who was at the party. When they pulled into the driveway, Tapper and Foradori rushed toward the vehicle and began punching and kicking it. T
They then pulled victim No. 2 from beside the vehicle and struck him on the side of the head with a stick or pipe. He fell to the ground as Tapper and Foradori continued the assault. Tapper punched and kicked the victim in the head and body as this victim tried to cover himself.
At this time multiple people from the party attempted to stop Tapper. Two females (Victims No. 3 and No. 4) also attempted to intervene and were struck and pushed.
Victim No. 3 told police she had been contacted by victim No. 1 who advised that her daughter was at an “out of control party” where victim No. 1 had been assaulted. She requested victim No. 3 meet victim No. 1 and her husband to go back to the party to retrieve the daughter. After meeting at a location away from the party, they traveled to the camp.
When they arrived, victim No. 3 said they were met by Tapper and Foradori who seemed to be “crazed and out of control”. Tapper began to beat his chest and yelled “you know who I am. I am Dylan (expletive) Tapper!” She said her husband, victim No. 2, was drug from beside the car and struck with something. While he was on the ground, they continued to assault him by punching and kicking him. She tried to intervene and was pushed by both teens. As she went to the ground, she fell and heard a snap in her knee and was immediately in extreme pain.
Victim No. 4 told police that she went to the camp with the others to get victim No. 3’s daughter. She then corroborated the other victims’ stories.
Victim No. 2 told officers that after he exited the vehicle he was assaulted by Tapper. He was able to grab Tapper and place him on the ground. At that time, Foradori and two unknown males assaulted him by striking him in the head causing him to fall to the ground. He was punched and kicked repeatedly by Foradori, Tapper and the two unknown males.
When police returned to the camp no one was there. Beer cans were seen strewn throughout the driveway leading to the camp. Behind the camp, in a clearing, they saw a man standing beside a truck. This man said he got to the party late and did not witness any of the events the others had described. At some point, he had gotten in his truck and had fallen asleep.
The officers canvassed the property and were unable to locate anyone else. In the area where the assault was said to occur, they found a stick that was three feet long. It did not have any blood or hair on it, but it had a crack near one of the ends that caused a split down the stick, which is consistent with an impact strike.