MAMARONECK, NY — The man stabbed and killed by his brother last week at an apartment on Richbell Road was hospitalized in Oregon almost six years ago following an incident in a park just outside Bend, Oregon.
Talk of the Sound has confirmed that the victim, Schuyler Stephen Werner, then 20, was taken into custody by deputies of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office on May 31, 2015, at Shevlin Park, a 981 acre preserve just outside Bend known for its hiking and jogging trails.
According to his Facebook profile, Schuyler Werner attended Central Oregon Community College where he majored in Psychology.
Deputies responded to a 911 call at 8:50 a.m. from a woman who was jogging in Shevlin Park. She told deputies that Werner began cursing and threatened to kill her after she asked him if he was OK.
At 9:14 a.m., a second woman reported a man in the Fremont Meadow area of the park “fully nude and yelling and babbling”.
Deputies responding to the first call located Werner in Fremont Meadow area
The Sheriff’s Office says he became aggressive, charged a deputy and attempted to assault him. Werner was taken to the ground and handcuffed. There were no reported injuries.
Bend Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene, assessed Werner, then transported him to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for further evaluation.
Upon release from the hospital, Werner was charged with attempted assault of a public safety officer, a misdemeanor, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct 2nd.
On February 9, 2021, at approximately 4:30 PM, a 911 call was received regarding a person stabbed inside an apartment at 300 Richbell Road.
Officers responded to the location and found Schuyler Werner, who had sustained a wound to his chest area. He was treated by police then transported to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
After an investigation, with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, Vitaly Werner, the brother of the victim, was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, a B Felony.
Vitaly Werner was arraigned in the Village of Mamaroneck Court on February 10, 2021, and was remanded to the Westchester County Jail on $20,000 bail.