Davenport Guardian Angels Plead Guilty

Thomas Buechel has plead guilty to false imprisonment.

Two members of the Davenport franchise of the Guardian Angels charged with breaking an Iraq War veteran’s arm have agreed to a plea deal that saves them a larger prison sentence.

52-year-old Thomas Buechel plead guilty to false imprisionment last Wednesday, reports The Quad-City Times. In return, prosecutors dropped a felony assault causing serious injury charge against him. Buechel was sentenced to one year probation for his guilty plea.

A second Angel, 31-year-old Stephen Cypret,  pleaded guilty to false imprisonment last year. A felony assault charge is expected to be dropped at his sentencing, scheduled for March 30.

Davenport franchise leader James “Nitro” Steel has a plea hearing scheduled for March 30. He is charged with assault causing serious injury and false imprisonment.

As previously reported, the three were charged with breaking the arm of Iraq War veteran Levi Walter during the early-morning hours of April 25, 2010. Follow-up investigations into the franchise showed that required police background checks were either not performed or routinely ignored, and a history of violence done by the group was revealed.

At least one former member of the Guardian Angels stepped forward to condemn leader Steel as a “bully,” and many Davenport residents, including the city’s largest newspaper, called for the vigilante group to be taken off the streets.

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa defended the franchise and its leader, saying Nitro has “street smarts” and has “led many patrols in extraordinarily dangerous situations.”


  • BIX LIVES!!!!

  • Look at the face of this maniac: it is the face of the Guardian Angels!!! You’ve been warned by us! We told you that the GA is a violent cult like Jonestown, filled with maniacs, lowlifes, gangsters, thugs, sadistic criminals, cowards who prey on those who they always outnumber like wolf packs, vultures and the true dregs of society! They are recruited for just those reasons! Mindless vegetables who are easily seduced by Sliwa’s lying mouth! Intellectually challenged, illiterates, bums, hobos, the fetid undergrowth of society and two legged bags of human garbage!! PARENTS: WARNING!!! Do not let your children fall into this violent Jonestown cult! And this bag of bullshit with with a beret who attacks John Gotti Jr. every day as a gangster ignores the violent criminals in his cult!!! Three on one: a brutal sadistic beating and breaking the arm of a US Army hero!!! They are traitors who did in Iowa, what the vermin in Iraq couldn’t do: namely harm him!! Pretty brave, huh? Yeah, “real crimefighters”. How many incidents have gone unreported? Look at Chicago, where a derranged and demented lunatic assaults the helpless elderly on the CTA, and puts his assaults up on YOU TUBE!!!! Is this not a definition of INSANITY?? This coward got his ass kicked when he picked on a teenager who clipped him and knocked him out!!! Some “crimefighter”! LMAO!! The media shyster and degenerate liar won’t speak about this or DAVENPORT IA on his 33hours a week of radio. He won’t say a word when he tries to con people into giving his violent Jonestown cult money. There’s a word for that: EMBARRESSMENT! Join Operation NO Angels and stop this violent Jonestown cult! TRP and TWS is W-I-N-N-I-N-G and WINNING B-I-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Beuchel is the typical GA loser! Look at this idiot, 52yrs old and this is all he can do with his life? Wear the clown outfit, and assault an innocent man, a US Army Iraq War vet. Is this all he can do with his pathetic life? He is a Sliwa slave! They should have thrown the book at him and the other two assholes! They won’t do time, but WOW! Wait until the victim sues the GA!!! Boy! We’ll find out about all the loot that the GA and Sliwa have accumulated over the years. His lawyers will dig into Sliwa’s books and find out how he was able to get a million and a half dollar condo while his slaves like this asshole are out on the streets with nothing to show for their servitude. Isn’t he ashamed of himself? Aren’t all you GA Sliwa Slaves ashamed of yourselves? Is this all your lives come down to? Assaulting innocent people? Struting around like an asshole in a clown suit? He’s making millions off of you while you’re begging on the streets. You can take back your lives! Join TWS and the Arc Angels. Wing Chung has had the courage and intelligence to breakaway from this violent cult, and create a true organization to “give back” , not to give to Sliwa’s pocketbook! He is a martial arts master, and has taken his years of training and teaching and turned it into TWS. TWS is not about ME it’s about WE!!! What a difference for the mindless cult of Sliwa! Do you want to turn out like these three jerkoffs? Having a criminal record, or like Turd Rail? Snitching on graffitti taggers and getting knocked out on the CTA? If not, JOIN TWS, and make a change in your lives! Operation No Angels is winning the Battle and this is proof!!!!!!

  • I just want to know one thing. Why do these guys give themselves names like “nitro” and “third rail ?” I mean they are not wrestlers so…..maybe they are just wannabes ?

  • So if they kill somebody, they can say, “Dat waddn’t me, dat wad Tuid Rail, whoeva he is”.

  • Hey phil, You always make me laugh. That was a funny reply.

  • “Third Rail” is a pathetic demented and derranged creature out of Chicago. There is a website, “Chicago Hates Third Rail” that is in response to his snitching on graffitti taggers to put himself in the category of “crimefighter”. Of course he won’t take on the real violent criminals that infest Chicago, only lonely kids and drunken seniors on the CTA. He is Sliwa’s perfect stooge. Stupid, ignorant, cowardly, braggidosio, and worthless. He flies around the country as a front for Sliwa making it look as though there is this big organization when in reality, the GA consists at most of 30-35members. He was told about Steel’s criminal behaviour, but ignored it and the pleas to kick him out of the violent cult. He never did criminal background checks on any of Davenport members. Instead this worthless turd with a beret ignored it, and a US Army vet was brutally assaulted! If the three assholes in Davenport IA who pled guilty to assault and imprisonment are so “tough”, and “crimefighters” then why DON’T they go to jail and do some crimefighting there? Join Operation No Angels and put this violent Jim Jones cult out of business! TRP and TWS working together!

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