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Man Gets 5 to 10 Years for Role in Bristol Bar Brawl

April 20, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Antonetta Stancu, 215.348.6340, astancu@buckscounty.org


A Bristol Township man who took a leading role in a 2014 bar brawl that left four people injured was sentenced today to serve five to 10 years in state prison.

Onorio Vila Velez, 21, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Common Pleas Court to charges including aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault in the Aug. 16, 2014, melee at the Five Points Stadium Bar and Grill.

Judge Diane E. Gibbons, who accepted the plea and imposed the sentence, ordered Velez’s prison term to run consecutive to a six-month contempt sentence that Velez already was serving.

Gibbons had found Velez in contempt of court for violating her order that he not contact his family members while in prison. Prosecutors had accused Velez and his relatives of attempting to intimidate some of Velez’s co-defendants at previous court appearances.

Ten men, including Velez, were arrested in connection with the brawl, six of whom have now pleaded guilty. The other four still await adjudication of their cases.  

The violence began inside the bar near closing time, toward the end of a $2 drink promotion that had attracted hundreds of patrons. Shortly after a punch was thrown inside the bar, a large group of customers moved outside and began fighting, according to previous court testimony.

Velez had been drinking inside with several friends, among them the man who had been punched at the bar. After the mass of patrons moved outside, Velez and two others attacked one of the victims, Steven Basalyga, as he stood in front of the bar.

One of the attackers struck Basalyga in the back of the head, causing him to lurch forward. A second man then broke his nose with a punch to the face. Finally, Velez struck Basalyga once in the chest with an upward motion, dropping him to the ground.

Basalyga was found to have suffered a life-threatening stab wound to his chest. He was taken to St. Mary Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Velez then attacked a second victim, identified as Nick Sylvia, who had been involved in the earlier altercation inside the bar with Velez’s friend. Velez punched and kicked Sylvia several times as Sylvia tried to get into the passenger seat of a vehicle. Sylvia also was attacked by several of Velez’s accomplices.

Velez and the others then beat the driver of the car, Kelan Caccavella, who suffered bruises and stab wounds to his shoulder. Damage done to his vehicle by the assailants was estimated at more than $5,000.

As Caccavella sped away after the attack, a fourth man, Philip Black, was struck and injured by the car. All of the victims have recovered from their injuries.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Antonetta Stancu and Assistant District Attorney Kate Kohler, and investigated by Bristol Township Police.

Approved for release by Marc J. Furber, Deputy District Attorney.

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