UPDATE: Hutch Man With A Number Of Cases Pending Makes Court Appearance On New Charges

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

A 23-year-old Hutchinson man who’s on community corrections for convictions of aggravated battery, theft, sale of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia for growing marijuana and no tax stamp made a first appearance Monday morning on new charges.

Leonardo J. Velázquez-Vieyra was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and felony theft. The case apparently involves the mother of his child and started with a domestic dispute Thursday evening, where he allegedly held the victim against her will, caused injury with a vehicle, caused her to fear for her safety and allegedly take a vehicle without permission.

In court, he appeared via-video from the Reno County Jail and was told of the potential charges. He asked for a reduction of the 131-thousand, 500-dollar bond. The state represented by Andrew Davidson told the judge that it should stay the same based on his criminal history. It was never mentioned in court, but he has four drug cases pending, in fact is scheduled for court Wednesday as part of the waiver-status docket.

He also faces prison if he’s found to be violation of his community corrections for cases going back to 2006, and 2009, one of which involves the shooting of a Hutchinson man, Jordan Thomas. Thomas and another man had shown up at an apartment where in east Hutchinson where Velázquez-Vieyra was staying, and Thomas was shot in the face with a shotgun. He lost his left eye as a result.


  • Who cares

    The entire story is not being told on this one she is a drama queen who knows how to push people’s buttons and then plays the innocent victim. Let me tell you something little girl you need to grow up and quit using children as your pawn for sympathy. Your lucky cause if you were to do to me what you do to Leo over this kid you probably wouldn’t fair so well. Just saying. He is a very good father that loves his kid to death and you continuously use that kid against him to do what you want. Time to grow up and become a woman and stop playing little girl games.

    • I CARE

      All i can do is laugh at whoever posted this…”Hutches Finest”. You sound like an idiot. And if you have the ENTIRE story please share because CLEARLY you dont even have common sense let alone your facts straight!! And inform your friend leo that beating women doesnt help you get your kids, TRY BEING A MAN HAVING AT LEAST A STABLE HOME AND JOB and he wouldnt have to worry about anyone using ANY kids as “pawns!” So AGAIN if anyone needs to grow up it would be the little boy who cant take c/o his kids because he rather buy drinks at bars than even buy his kids a pair of socks!!

  • Julie

    Really? Iss that a threat. So you are a woman beater too?
    You don’t have any clue the terror he has put her through. For you to try to turn that around and make Leo the victom is sick. He will get his justice!

  • Julie

    If your such a good friend why don’t you put your name on your post?? WHO CARES?

  • Really?

    I dont think this has anything to do with the mother of his child being a drama queen weather she pushed his buttons or not NO ONE DESERVES TO GO THOUGH WHAT SHE DID!! There are 2 mothers. I think this states he has lots of drug charges and is a repeat offender!!!! Sounds to me like he needs to grow up! And he doesnt take care of the children he is jobless!! And It DOES say there was a victim shot in the face at one time. Maybe he should sit in a cell a while and GROW UP!!

  • WOW

    Obviously there are two sides to every story. However, the fact that he loves his kids doesn’t give him the right to abuse her. Maybe it is him that needs to be a “MAN” and show his children not what an abuser does but what a father does. Would he really want his daughter to go through the abuse he has put her mother through? Sounds to me he needs locked away and some SERIOUS help before he does something to cause his kid to lose both parents.

  • madison

    First off no one deserves to get the s**t beat out of them for pushing someones buttons. She is a great mom and has been there and back for him and continuesly he treats her like shit. Leo is not a stand up father or man. Brooke does everything for her kids, how do u think she feels when her kids have to see her all bruised up, bald spot in her hair from him pulling it out. He deserves to get punished for what he has done. One less worthless piece of shit