In an incident that occurred on October 6 at a residence on Powell Avenue in Hyde, a man was allegedly assaulted, robbed, and left unclothed, resulting in charges against five Clearfield County men. The accused individuals—Bradley Alan Maines, 47, from Woodland; Paul Harold Hoyt, 34, from Curwensville; John Irwin, 40, from DuBois; Jason Roy Sipe, 43, from Hyde; and Taylor James Wisor, 35, from Hyde—appeared for preliminary hearings related to the case.
Irwin and Sipe faced multiple felony charges including conspiracy, robbery, and theft, along with misdemeanor charges such as unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, and simple assault. They opted out of preliminary hearings, sending their cases to the Court of Common Pleas. Irwin remains in custody with a bail set at $100,000, while Sipe's bail was reduced from $150,000 to $150,000 unsecured, leading to his release.
Hoyt faced charges involving conspiracy, felony theft, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, as well as various misdemeanors. Maines faced charges related to conspiracy, recklessly endangering another person, and conspiracy/simple assault. Both Hoyt and Maines had their charges forwarded to the county court with bail set at $150,000, and they are currently detained.
Wisor, charged with conspiracy and multiple misdemeanors, waived the hearing. His bail was reduced from $50,000 to $50,000 unsecured, leading to his release.
During the incident, the victim reported driving with Maines before reaching the Hyde residence, where Maines met with Hoyt. Following an interaction between Maines and Hoyt, the victim was reportedly assaulted by two masked individuals who struck him with baseball bats. They threatened and assaulted him, stripped him of his belongings, and forced him to leave.
The victim sought refuge near Riverview Road, where he found clothing in a box to cover himself and sought assistance from nearby residents to contact the police. The victim claimed ignorance about the assailants' identities due to their masks. Subsequently, Irwin and Sipe emerged as suspects in the assault.
While investigating, police encountered Wisor and Hoyt at a car wash. Hoyt, being wanted by state parole officers, was observed in Wisor's vehicle. A search of Wisor's vehicle yielded the victim's cellphone and case, along with a wooden bat.
In subsequent interviews, Sipe admitted to cooperating with Irwin, acknowledging their involvement in the assault. Wisor confessed to his role in the incident, stating that Sipe took the bat from Wisor's vehicle, and Irwin also possessed a bat used in the assault. Hoyt was implicated in disposing of the truck involved in the incident and possessing illegal substances.