Affidavit: Suspect used man's debit card to buy Chinese food after brutal beating

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From left, Chris Greenwood, Brett Tibbetts and Stephen Reagan Jr. (Rochester Police photos)

ROCHESTER - The Newmarket man viciously beaten and left unconscious in a Lafayette Street driveway earlier this month was returning items to his ex-girlfriend's house when he was jumped by three men and repeatedly kicked while on the ground, according to a police affidavit obtained by The Lebanon Voice.

The affidavit, filed Jan. 15 in Strafford County Superior Court, sheds new light on the extent of the victim's injuries and how police tracked down the three suspects, including one man who appears to have used the victim's credit card the night after the beating to buy Chinese food at a Rochester restaurant.

After a weeklong investigation Chris Greenwood and Brett Tibbetts, both 20, were arrested on Jan. 15 and charged with riot in the attack.

A third suspect, Stephen Reagan Jr., 22, also of Rochester, is still at large, wanted on felony counts of receiving stolen property and forgery for allegedly using the victim's credit card.

According to the affidavit filed by Rochester Police Officer Thomas Powers, a woman who lives at 48 Lafayette St. called police Jan. 8 after finding the victim unconscious in her driveway and took him inside.

Powers, who responded to the scene, said the woman said she had seen two individuals running down Moores Court toward Lafayette Street and that the victim had come to the house to drop off property for a female who he recently broke up with.

Officers also spoke at the scene with Greenwood and Tibbetts, who also said they'd seen two males running from the scene, the affidavit states. All parties provided vague descriptions of one of the males who wore a dark-colored winter jacket.

Later the same day Powers said he spoke at the hospital with the victim, who confirmed he had gone to the address to return his ex-girlfriend's property but refused to give any more details on the attack.

At this time, police learned that the victim had a brain bleed and would be transported to a Portsmouth hospital.

The following day the victim was out of the hospital and came to the Rochester Police Department to let Police know more details of the attack. According to the affidavit, he said that two individuals he knew as Brett and Chris helped bring in the items.

But then as he was near the rear of his vehicle and getting ready to leave, he said the two he knew - Greenwood and Tibbetts - and a third unknown male surrounded him and confronted him about an issue between him and his former girlfriend.

When he tried to walk away to get in his vehicle, he said either Greenwood or the unknown male punched him knocking his glasses off, the affidavit states. Then as he fell to his knees to find his glasses, "all the individuals began assaulting him on the ground until he "blacked out." The victim said he believed the three were kicking him repeatedly while on the ground.

Meanwhile, when the victim was released from the hospital on Jan. 9 he checked his property and said he could not locate his bank debit card, according to the affidavit, later finding a charge had been made at Liu's Garden in Rochester after the assault on Jan. 8 for $26.10.

Powers located the transaction at the restaurant and saw it was for a delivery to 29 Lafayette St. then spoke with the delivery driver, who said he actually delivered it to a man in front of 29 Lafayette St., whom he knew to be Stephen Reagan Jr. It was also learned that the phone number used to order the food belonged to Reagan as well, and that Reagan signed the receipt.

Finally on Jan. 11, the victim located Facebook photos of Greenwood and Tibbetts, which were later confirmed by Powers.

The two were arrested on Jan. 15.

Greenwood is out on bail, while Tibbetts remains at Strafford County House of Corrections on $5,000 bail and Reagan remains at large. The pair's next court hearings were not immediately available.

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