Group of teens accused of assaulting, robbing minor in Newark: Police say suspects recorded attack

Three people have been arrested in connection with an ongoing assault and robbery investigation that occurred in the village of Newark on May 12.

According to a news release from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Jordan Drechsler, 18, of Newark, Thomas Eaves, 18, of Geneva, and two juveniles- one from Rochester- and another from Canandaigua, worked together to assault and rob a juvenile.


Drechsler is accused of filming the incident on his cell phone as Thomas Eaves and the two juveniles attacked the victim. While the victim laid on the ground- the suspects stole his shoes and cell phone.

Drechsler was charged with conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on appearance tickets.

An arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of Eaves, who will face charges of robbery, conspiracy, assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and petit larceny.


The two juveniles have also been arrested in connection with the incident- being charged with robbery, conspiracy, and assault.

All will appear in court at a later date to answer the charges.


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