• AFFIDAVIT OF PROBABLE CAUSE On Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 0415 hours, officers were dispatched to a report of a dark colored suspicious vehicle with a large volume of blood in the interior in the vicinity of 5702 Haasadahl Road Orefield, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Officers from the South Whitehall Township Police Department arrived on location at 5702 Haasadahl Road, where no vehicle was located. Officers did observe a ground disturbance with loosely packed dirt and snow in a wooded area abutting the Jordan Creek and across the roadway from 5702 Haasadahl Road. At 0555 hours, Lt. Sorrentino determined that a human body (later identified as Cheryl Silvonek of 1516 Randi Lane, Orefield, Pennsylvania) was buried under the above mentioned ground disturbance and was deceased. Notifications were made to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office and Lehigh County District Attorney's Office in reference to a death investigation and appropriate personnel responded. At approximately 0713 hours officers located a green in color 2007 Ford Freestyle bearing PA registration GTF7291 in the area of Applewood Road and Huckleberry Road a short distance from the Hassadahl location. The vehicle had been driven off the road and was partially obscured by vegetation near a pond. The vehicle matched the description of the vehicle observed earlier in the vicinity of 5702 Haasadahl Road. Officers viewed what appeared to be a large volume of blood in the vehicle’s interior. A registration check of the vehicle showed it was registered to David Silvonek, of 1516 Randi Lane Orefield, Pennsylvania, the husband of the deceased Cheryl Silvonek. Officers responded to the residence at 1516 Randi Lane at 0807 hours and made contact with three occupants: David Silvonek, Jamie Silvonek (14 years of age, the daughter of Cheryl and David Silvonek), and Caleb Barnes (20 years of age). Jamie Silvonek was discovered by police naked in bed with Caleb Barnes in an upstairs bedroom. Jamie Silvonek told responding police officers that her mother had dropped her off at the house late on the evening of March 14, 2015 after attending a concert. Her mother then left the home to go to the grocery store. She indicated that was the last time she had seen or communicated with her mother. The above named occupants of the residence voluntarily agreed to accompany officers and were transported to the South Whitehall Township Police Department for interviews. Caleb Barnes, in a recorded interview, told detectives that he drove his silver Chevrolet Camaro from Maryland to 1516 Randi Lane Orefield, Pennsylvania arriving in the early afternoon of March 14, 2015. He stated that Cheryl Silvonek drove Jamie Silvonek and him to a Breaking Benjamin concert that evening in the Silvonek’s 2007 Ford Freestyle. The concert was held at a Hilton Hotel in Scranton. Barnes stated that upon arriving back at 1516 Randi Lane he stabbed
  • Cheryl Silvonek in the neck causing her death. This occurred while Jamie was in the rear seat of the green 2007 Ford Freestyle vehicle and while it was parked in the driveway of 1516 Randi Lane. Jamie Silvonek in a recorded interview and after having an opportunity to speak with her grandmother who was present at police headquarters, initially denied any knowledge of her mother’s death or whereabouts. She reiterated to detectives that her mother had left their home to buy groceries early Sunday morning March 15, 2015. In the same recorded interview, Jamie Silvonek recanted her earlier statement and told detectives that she was aware of the location of her mother’s (Cheryl Silvonek) body. She also said that she was present when Caleb Barnes stabbed her mother while in the green Ford Freestyle causing her death while parked in the driveway of their home after returning from a concert. She also stated that she accompanied Barnes to the Trexlertown Walmart to purchase various cleaning supplies following the stabbing, and that she then drove with Barnes to an area on Haasadahl road to bury her mother’s body. Afterwards, she said that she drove with Barnes in her mother’s Ford Freestyle back to her home where the two poured bleach into the interior of the Ford Freestyle. She said she then drove with Barnes in the Ford Freestyle to an area near Applewood Road where they abandoned the vehicle near a pond and then walked together back to her home at 1516 Randi Lane. An examination of Jamie Silvonek’s hands at the time of her interview showed multiple small abrasions on the fingers of both hands, a small cut on her right hand and a broken acrylic fingernail. In the hours and days following the death of Cheryl Silvonek police collected, processed, and reviewed evidence as well as performed additional interviews. The investigation has determined that Jamie Silvonek met Caleb Barnes at the Self Help Concert in Philadelphia, on or about, October 2, 2014. Jamie Silvonek told Caleb Barnes that she was 17 years of age. She communicated daily with Barnes via voice, text, and social media in the months following October 2, 2014. Barnes met Jamie Silvonek in person on several occasions in the Jim Thorpe area while Jamie Silvonek was visiting family. Barnes met Jamie’s mother, Cheryl Silvonek, for the first time Friday March 6, 2015. Cheryl Silvonek learned that Caleb Barnes was 20 years of age and instructed her daughter and Barnes to end the relationship. Barnes returned to Fort Meade, Maryland on Saturday March 7, 2015. Juvenile witness #1 (whose identity is known to these affiants ) was present in a room at 1516 Randi Lane with Jamie Silvonek during a cellular phone conversation between Jamie Silvonek and Caleb Barnes in the late evening of March 7, 2015. Juvenile witness #1 overheard Jamie Silvonek suggest a plan to Caleb Barnes to kill Silvonek’s parents. The plan involved luring her parents away from the Silvonek house to a place where Barnes could kill them and then rejoin with Jamie Silvonek to dispose of the bodies. The conversation included a discussion of life insurance proceeds from Silvonek’s father and who would gain custody of Jamie Silvonek if her parents were killed.
  • Prior to March 14, 2015, Caleb Barnes purchased two tickets for the Breaking Benjamin Concert being held at the Hilton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The concert was scheduled for 2030 hours on March 14, 2015. Caleb Barnes departed the Fort Meade Maryland area for Jamie Silvonek’s home at 1516 Randi Lane, Orefield, Pennsylvania in the morning of March 14, 2015. Jamie Silvonek, who is an eighth grade student, took the SAT tests in the morning on March 14, 2015. On March 14, 2015 at 1105, Cheryl Silvonek called Caleb Barnes on his cellular phone. The conversation lasted 3 minutes and 46 seconds. Following this conversation a forensic review of Cheryl Silvonek’s, Jamie Silvonek’s and Barnes’ cellular phones seized with consent and the content of associated carrier phone records provided the following SMS “texts” messages that occurred on March 14, 2015 beginning at 1112 hours: 11:12 AM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK YOU NEED TO CALL ME ASAP 12:45 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Voice Contact: 2 minutes 14 seconds 12:59 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Voice Contact: 3 minutes 40 seconds 1:03 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK He'll be here soon (: 1:04 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK We're just going to hang out until later 1:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Caleb if she asks about your age say 16 and a half again, and that the reason you said 20 is you are used to lying about it to fellow soldiers in the army to 1:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES avoid harassment so when you're in stressful scenarios it just comes out 1:06 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES I told her we're bringing [NAME REDACTED] (go with it, not actually happening) 1:06 PM CHERYL SILVON TO JAMIE SILVONEK No. You are not going with him 1:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES But don't come over until I text you it's okay, alright? 1:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK Mom if I can't I'm going to have a mental breakdown 1:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK It will be fine 1:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK I need this 1:09 PM CHERYL SILVON TO JAMIE SILVONEK If you want to see that concert I am taking you. You can meet him there 1:09 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK But he and I are hanging out at my house 1:09 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK And I won't be alone in the car with him 1:10 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK I need to go and I need to be with my friends. I feel so desolate mother 1:10 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK My excitement for this has been the only thing getting me through 1:11 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK You should have told me, she asked if I was taking anyone else and I said Josh 1:11 PM CHERYL SILVONEK TO JAMIE SILVONEK He is not coming to this house 1:12 PM CHERYL SILVONEK TO JAMIE SILVONEK No 1:15 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK Tell her that we were taking [NAME REDACTED] but she couldn't go so Josh is coming 1:28 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Caleb, she wants me to call you so she can talk to her. Say that Josh was going to come but there was a change of plans andwe're going to pick up [NAME REDACTED] 1:28 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES tonight and take her. Tell her your mom mailed you your birth certificate earlier last week from Argentina so when it arrives you can prove to her that you're 1:28 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES 16. Say that your FaceBook information regarding when you graduated high school and your ageis fabricated, so on and so forth. 1:29 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES She needs to go, Caleb. Right now. You don't understand 1:29 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK This is ridiculous 1:29 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK Fine, have her call me 1:30 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES I FUCKING KNOW 1:30 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES I don't know what her problem is 1:30 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES She threatened to throw me out of the house. I want her gone 1:32 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Missed Call 1:33 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Okay, I will. Please don't mess this up 1:33 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK (831) 277-­‐{XXXX  NUMBER  REDACTED] 1:37 PM CHERYL SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Voice Contact: 2 minutes 9 seconds 1:39 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Ignore her 1:40 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK Just get out of the house and come see me 1:46 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES just talked to her again and now her response is "she doesn't know yet" 1:46 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES I just need to you be able to come over so we can do whatever necessary, honestly 1:46 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK Baby, I need to see you 1:55 PM JAMIE SILVONE TO CALEB BARNES BABY YOU CSN COME OVER 1:55 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES She's still pissed but you can come, so it's fine 1:58 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES She said she might ask you for your ID, which I doubt as it was a bluff, but if she does just say that it fell in the car somewhere and you can't find it
  • A forensic review of Jamie Silvonek’s and Barnes’ cellular phones and the content of associated carrier phone records provided the following SMS “texts messages” The messages are between Jamie Silvonek and Caleb Barnes only. The initial message sent from Barnes to Jamie Silvonek indicates that he arrived at 1516 Randi Lane at 1359 hours on March 14, 2014: “I’m outside” 1:59 PM CALEB BARNES I'm outside 2:00 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Hold on 2:01 PM JAMIE SILVONEK My mom's outside, so I'm waiting until she comes back in so I can hug you 2:02 PM CALEB BARNES I know, I saw her 2:02 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Actually, I take that back. I'm coming out but don't touch me or anything until we get in my basement 2:02 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Wait, I don't see your car 2:03 PM CALEB BARNES Just come outside 2:04 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Where even are you? 2:04 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Don't do anything, okay? 2:05 PM CALEB BARNES You can see me from your garage door 2:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Tell me where you are 2:06 PM CALEB BARNES Oh my god, just come outside. I promise I'm here 2:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'm waiting for her. 2:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Okay, I'm by my garage   A break in cellular communication between Caleb Barnes and Jamie Silvonek occurs between 1407 hours and 1627 hours. In a recorded interview with detectives referenced above, Jamie Silvonek indicated that her mother Cheryl Silvonek and Caleb Barnes had a discussion in her home where her mother attempted to convince Caleb Barnes that her daughter Jamie was 14 years of age and not 17 years of age as Jamie told him. In her recorded statement, Jamie Silvonek indicated that her mother showed Caleb Barnes Jamie Silvonek’s passport as proof of her age. At 1425 hours Cheryl Silvonek texted David Silvonek who was at work “Jamie's friend got some.tickets to breaking benjamin acoustic concert tonight in scranton. I am going to take them up. Will prob leave before you get home. Eat the rest.of tuna noodle casserole.” At 1434 Jamie Silvonek texted her father “Hey daddy what time do you get home from work? Maybe we can go to the gym[.]”   A forensic review of Jamie Silvonek’s and Barnes’ cellular phones and the content of associated carrier phone records provided the following SMS “texts messages” which were deleted from both handsets. The messages are between Jamie Silvonek and Caleb Barnes only with the sender listed. 4:27 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'm going to go to the bathroom while you do it okay 4:27 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'll come right out as soon as you're done 4:42 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Why don't we wait until we get in the car with her? 4:42 PM CALEB BARNES Fine 4:43 PM JAMIE SILVONEK That would be easier for you 4:43 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I would guess 5:13 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb 5:14 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb leave the age thing alone 5:14 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Just do it 5:14 PM JAMIE SILVONEK CALEB 5:15 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb... 5:15 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Seriously.... 5:15 PM JAMIE SILVONEK What are you doing? 5:15 PM JAMIE SILVONEK CALEB 5:16 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'M SERIOUS 5:16 PM JAMIE SILVONEK She's lying 5:16 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Please do it, I'm going to throw up
  • 5:16 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I can't stand her lying to you like this 5:17 PM JAMIE SILVONEK CALEB RESPOND TO ME 5:17 PM CALEB BARNES We'll talk later 5:17 PM JAMIE SILVONEK What the actual fuck? 5:18 PM JAMIE SILVONEK SHE'S LYING ABOUT MY AGE 5:18 PM JAMIE SILVONEK JUST DO IG 5:18 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 2 minutes 18 seconds 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb I'm about to cry 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK What is going on? 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Please don't leave 5:21 PM CALEB BARNES She's out here with me 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK DO SOMETHING PLEASE 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb.... 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 13 seconds 5:22 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'm trusting you 5:22 PM CALEB BARNES There's no way she could fake a passport 5:22 PM CALEB BARNES Voice Contact: 9 minutes 32 seconds 5:32 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 37 seconds 5:33 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb? 5:33 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 31 seconds 5:34 PM CALEB BARNES Baby 5:34 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 3 seconds 5:35 PM CALEB BARNES I love you 5:35 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Where are you? 5:36 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Come in the basement 5:36 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I need to talk to you At 1756 hours on March 14, 2015 the Silvonek’s green Ford Freestyle entered the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Turnpike toll plaza traveling north to Scranton to attend the Breaking Benjamin concert. The toll plaza is approximately 2 miles from 1516 Randi Lane. 5:56 PM CALEB BARNES Next time we're out of sight 5:57 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Okay, baby. 5:57 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I love you. We can do this 5:58 PM JAMIE SILVONEK We'll just drive her car then, right? 5:58 PM CALEB BARNES No. That leaves us as the suspects 5:59 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Then what will we do? 6:00 PM CALEB BARNES Five back and get mine 6:00 PM CALEB BARNES Drive* 6:00 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Damn, I thought we were going to six back 6:02 PM JAMIE SILVONEK We can just drive hers, we will have to 6:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I want her to shut her fucking face and stop being fake. 6:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK She just goddamn lied to you about my age and now she's pulling this Cheryl Silvonek, Jamie Silvonek, and Caleb Barnes exited the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wyoming Valley toll plaza at 1841 hours on March 14, 2015. Video footage obtained from the concert venue at the Scranton Hilton shows Jamie Silvonek and Barnes enter the concert at 2032 hours and depart the concert at 2224 hours. Additional footage shows Cheryl Silvonek in the lobby area of the Scranton Hilton during this timeframe. Cheryl Silvonek’s Ford Freestyle entered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wyoming Valley toll plaza at 2303 hours and departed the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Plaza at 2358 hours. Video footage obtained from Chris’ Family Restaurant 5635 Tilghman Street, Allentown shows Jamie Silvonek and Caleb Barnes enter at 0002 hours eat a meal and exit at 0047 hours. (Chris’ Diner is 1.5 miles from 1516 Randi Lane). Cheryl Silvonek is not seen in the video. In her recorded interview Jamie Silvonek indicated that her mother remained in the car while she ate in the diner with Caleb Barnes. No video of the parking area exists.
  • Neighbors report seeing a Silver Chevrolet Camaro parked in front of 1516 Randi Lane on the evening of March 14, 2015. At approximately 0100 hours multiple neighbors hear a car horn blowing intermittently from a vehicle parked in the driveway of 1516 Randi Lane. Neighbors report that this activity lasted approximately 20-30 minutes. One neighbor reports seeing Jamie Silvonek walk unaccompanied from the vehicle into the garage at approximately 0135 hours. Video footage obtained from the Walmart located at 1091 Mill Creek Road, Allentown Pennsylvania shows Jamie Silvonek and Barnes arrive in a Silver Chevrolet Camaro walk together and enter the store at 0208 hours. At no time does Jamie Silvonek appear to be under duress or coercion. Jamie Silvonek is observed physically directing Caleb Barnes by reaching out to grab his arm inside the Walmart. Silvonek and Barnes purchased multiple items including gloves, bleach, rubbing alcohol, a box cutter, and a file. Just prior to leaving, Silvonek can be seen flipping up the hood of Barnes’ sweatshirt over his head as they exit the store at 0231 hours. Silvonek and Barnes reenter the Silver Chevrolet Camaro and depart. The body discovered in the vicinity of 5700 Haasadahl Road is identified as Cheryl Silvonek. The Lehigh County Coroner confirmed there were multiple stab wounds to Cheryl Silvonek’s neck and ruled her death a homicide. An autopsy performed on March 16, 2015 concluded Cheryl Silvonek had contusions, abrasions, and sharp force injuries to the head, neck, torso, and extremities.
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  • AFFIDAVIT OF PROBABLE CAUSE On Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 0415 hours, officers were dispatched to a report of a dark colored suspicious vehicle with a large volume of blood in the interior in the vicinity of 5702 Haasadahl Road Orefield, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Officers from the South Whitehall Township Police Department arrived on location at 5702 Haasadahl Road, where no vehicle was located. Officers did observe a ground disturbance with loosely packed dirt and snow in a wooded area abutting the Jordan Creek and across the roadway from 5702 Haasadahl Road. At 0555 hours, Lt. Sorrentino determined that a human body (later identified as Cheryl Silvonek of 1516 Randi Lane, Orefield, Pennsylvania) was buried under the above mentioned ground disturbance and was deceased. Notifications were made to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office and Lehigh County District Attorney's Office in reference to a death investigation and appropriate personnel responded. At approximately 0713 hours officers located a green in color 2007 Ford Freestyle bearing PA registration GTF7291 in the area of Applewood Road and Huckleberry Road a short distance from the Hassadahl location. The vehicle had been driven off the road and was partially obscured by vegetation near a pond. The vehicle matched the description of the vehicle observed earlier in the vicinity of 5702 Haasadahl Road. Officers viewed what appeared to be a large volume of blood in the vehicle’s interior. A registration check of the vehicle showed it was registered to David Silvonek, of 1516 Randi Lane Orefield, Pennsylvania, the husband of the deceased Cheryl Silvonek. Officers responded to the residence at 1516 Randi Lane at 0807 hours and made contact with three occupants: David Silvonek, Jamie Silvonek (14 years of age, the daughter of Cheryl and David Silvonek), and Caleb Barnes (20 years of age). Jamie Silvonek was discovered by police naked in bed with Caleb Barnes in an upstairs bedroom. Jamie Silvonek told responding police officers that her mother had dropped her off at the house late on the evening of March 14, 2015 after attending a concert. Her mother then left the home to go to the grocery store. She indicated that was the last time she had seen or communicated with her mother. The above named occupants of the residence voluntarily agreed to accompany officers and were transported to the South Whitehall Township Police Department for interviews. Caleb Barnes, in a recorded interview, told detectives that he drove his silver Chevrolet Camaro from Maryland to 1516 Randi Lane Orefield, Pennsylvania arriving in the early afternoon of March 14, 2015. He stated that Cheryl Silvonek drove Jamie Silvonek and him to a Breaking Benjamin concert that evening in the Silvonek’s 2007 Ford Freestyle. The concert was held at a Hilton Hotel in Scranton. Barnes stated that upon arriving back at 1516 Randi Lane he stabbed
  • Cheryl Silvonek in the neck causing her death. This occurred while Jamie was in the rear seat of the green 2007 Ford Freestyle vehicle and while it was parked in the driveway of 1516 Randi Lane. Jamie Silvonek in a recorded interview and after having an opportunity to speak with her grandmother who was present at police headquarters, initially denied any knowledge of her mother’s death or whereabouts. She reiterated to detectives that her mother had left their home to buy groceries early Sunday morning March 15, 2015. In the same recorded interview, Jamie Silvonek recanted her earlier statement and told detectives that she was aware of the location of her mother’s (Cheryl Silvonek) body. She also said that she was present when Caleb Barnes stabbed her mother while in the green Ford Freestyle causing her death while parked in the driveway of their home after returning from a concert. She also stated that she accompanied Barnes to the Trexlertown Walmart to purchase various cleaning supplies following the stabbing, and that she then drove with Barnes to an area on Haasadahl road to bury her mother’s body. Afterwards, she said that she drove with Barnes in her mother’s Ford Freestyle back to her home where the two poured bleach into the interior of the Ford Freestyle. She said she then drove with Barnes in the Ford Freestyle to an area near Applewood Road where they abandoned the vehicle near a pond and then walked together back to her home at 1516 Randi Lane. An examination of Jamie Silvonek’s hands at the time of her interview showed multiple small abrasions on the fingers of both hands, a small cut on her right hand and a broken acrylic fingernail. In the hours and days following the death of Cheryl Silvonek police collected, processed, and reviewed evidence as well as performed additional interviews. The investigation has determined that Jamie Silvonek met Caleb Barnes at the Self Help Concert in Philadelphia, on or about, October 2, 2014. Jamie Silvonek told Caleb Barnes that she was 17 years of age. She communicated daily with Barnes via voice, text, and social media in the months following October 2, 2014. Barnes met Jamie Silvonek in person on several occasions in the Jim Thorpe area while Jamie Silvonek was visiting family. Barnes met Jamie’s mother, Cheryl Silvonek, for the first time Friday March 6, 2015. Cheryl Silvonek learned that Caleb Barnes was 20 years of age and instructed her daughter and Barnes to end the relationship. Barnes returned to Fort Meade, Maryland on Saturday March 7, 2015. Juvenile witness #1 (whose identity is known to these affiants ) was present in a room at 1516 Randi Lane with Jamie Silvonek during a cellular phone conversation between Jamie Silvonek and Caleb Barnes in the late evening of March 7, 2015. Juvenile witness #1 overheard Jamie Silvonek suggest a plan to Caleb Barnes to kill Silvonek’s parents. The plan involved luring her parents away from the Silvonek house to a place where Barnes could kill them and then rejoin with Jamie Silvonek to dispose of the bodies. The conversation included a discussion of life insurance proceeds from Silvonek’s father and who would gain custody of Jamie Silvonek if her parents were killed.
  • Prior to March 14, 2015, Caleb Barnes purchased two tickets for the Breaking Benjamin Concert being held at the Hilton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The concert was scheduled for 2030 hours on March 14, 2015. Caleb Barnes departed the Fort Meade Maryland area for Jamie Silvonek’s home at 1516 Randi Lane, Orefield, Pennsylvania in the morning of March 14, 2015. Jamie Silvonek, who is an eighth grade student, took the SAT tests in the morning on March 14, 2015. On March 14, 2015 at 1105, Cheryl Silvonek called Caleb Barnes on his cellular phone. The conversation lasted 3 minutes and 46 seconds. Following this conversation a forensic review of Cheryl Silvonek’s, Jamie Silvonek’s and Barnes’ cellular phones seized with consent and the content of associated carrier phone records provided the following SMS “texts” messages that occurred on March 14, 2015 beginning at 1112 hours: 11:12 AM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK YOU NEED TO CALL ME ASAP 12:45 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Voice Contact: 2 minutes 14 seconds 12:59 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Voice Contact: 3 minutes 40 seconds 1:03 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK He'll be here soon (: 1:04 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK We're just going to hang out until later 1:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Caleb if she asks about your age say 16 and a half again, and that the reason you said 20 is you are used to lying about it to fellow soldiers in the army to 1:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES avoid harassment so when you're in stressful scenarios it just comes out 1:06 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES I told her we're bringing [NAME REDACTED] (go with it, not actually happening) 1:06 PM CHERYL SILVON TO JAMIE SILVONEK No. You are not going with him 1:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES But don't come over until I text you it's okay, alright? 1:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK Mom if I can't I'm going to have a mental breakdown 1:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK It will be fine 1:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK I need this 1:09 PM CHERYL SILVON TO JAMIE SILVONEK If you want to see that concert I am taking you. You can meet him there 1:09 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK But he and I are hanging out at my house 1:09 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK And I won't be alone in the car with him 1:10 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK I need to go and I need to be with my friends. I feel so desolate mother 1:10 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK My excitement for this has been the only thing getting me through 1:11 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK You should have told me, she asked if I was taking anyone else and I said Josh 1:11 PM CHERYL SILVONEK TO JAMIE SILVONEK He is not coming to this house 1:12 PM CHERYL SILVONEK TO JAMIE SILVONEK No 1:15 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK Tell her that we were taking [NAME REDACTED] but she couldn't go so Josh is coming 1:28 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Caleb, she wants me to call you so she can talk to her. Say that Josh was going to come but there was a change of plans andwe're going to pick up [NAME REDACTED] 1:28 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES tonight and take her. Tell her your mom mailed you your birth certificate earlier last week from Argentina so when it arrives you can prove to her that you're 1:28 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES 16. Say that your FaceBook information regarding when you graduated high school and your ageis fabricated, so on and so forth. 1:29 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES She needs to go, Caleb. Right now. You don't understand 1:29 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK This is ridiculous 1:29 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK Fine, have her call me 1:30 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES I FUCKING KNOW 1:30 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES I don't know what her problem is 1:30 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES She threatened to throw me out of the house. I want her gone 1:32 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Missed Call 1:33 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Okay, I will. Please don't mess this up 1:33 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CHERYL SILVONEK (831) 277-­‐{XXXX  NUMBER  REDACTED] 1:37 PM CHERYL SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Voice Contact: 2 minutes 9 seconds 1:39 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES Ignore her 1:40 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK Just get out of the house and come see me 1:46 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES just talked to her again and now her response is "she doesn't know yet" 1:46 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES I just need to you be able to come over so we can do whatever necessary, honestly 1:46 PM CALEB BARNES TO JAMIE SILVONEK Baby, I need to see you 1:55 PM JAMIE SILVONE TO CALEB BARNES BABY YOU CSN COME OVER 1:55 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES She's still pissed but you can come, so it's fine 1:58 PM JAMIE SILVONEK TO CALEB BARNES She said she might ask you for your ID, which I doubt as it was a bluff, but if she does just say that it fell in the car somewhere and you can't find it
  • A forensic review of Jamie Silvonek’s and Barnes’ cellular phones and the content of associated carrier phone records provided the following SMS “texts messages” The messages are between Jamie Silvonek and Caleb Barnes only. The initial message sent from Barnes to Jamie Silvonek indicates that he arrived at 1516 Randi Lane at 1359 hours on March 14, 2014: “I’m outside” 1:59 PM CALEB BARNES I'm outside 2:00 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Hold on 2:01 PM JAMIE SILVONEK My mom's outside, so I'm waiting until she comes back in so I can hug you 2:02 PM CALEB BARNES I know, I saw her 2:02 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Actually, I take that back. I'm coming out but don't touch me or anything until we get in my basement 2:02 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Wait, I don't see your car 2:03 PM CALEB BARNES Just come outside 2:04 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Where even are you? 2:04 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Don't do anything, okay? 2:05 PM CALEB BARNES You can see me from your garage door 2:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Tell me where you are 2:06 PM CALEB BARNES Oh my god, just come outside. I promise I'm here 2:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'm waiting for her. 2:07 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Okay, I'm by my garage   A break in cellular communication between Caleb Barnes and Jamie Silvonek occurs between 1407 hours and 1627 hours. In a recorded interview with detectives referenced above, Jamie Silvonek indicated that her mother Cheryl Silvonek and Caleb Barnes had a discussion in her home where her mother attempted to convince Caleb Barnes that her daughter Jamie was 14 years of age and not 17 years of age as Jamie told him. In her recorded statement, Jamie Silvonek indicated that her mother showed Caleb Barnes Jamie Silvonek’s passport as proof of her age. At 1425 hours Cheryl Silvonek texted David Silvonek who was at work “Jamie's friend got some.tickets to breaking benjamin acoustic concert tonight in scranton. I am going to take them up. Will prob leave before you get home. Eat the rest.of tuna noodle casserole.” At 1434 Jamie Silvonek texted her father “Hey daddy what time do you get home from work? Maybe we can go to the gym[.]”   A forensic review of Jamie Silvonek’s and Barnes’ cellular phones and the content of associated carrier phone records provided the following SMS “texts messages” which were deleted from both handsets. The messages are between Jamie Silvonek and Caleb Barnes only with the sender listed. 4:27 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'm going to go to the bathroom while you do it okay 4:27 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'll come right out as soon as you're done 4:42 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Why don't we wait until we get in the car with her? 4:42 PM CALEB BARNES Fine 4:43 PM JAMIE SILVONEK That would be easier for you 4:43 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I would guess 5:13 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb 5:14 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb leave the age thing alone 5:14 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Just do it 5:14 PM JAMIE SILVONEK CALEB 5:15 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb... 5:15 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Seriously.... 5:15 PM JAMIE SILVONEK What are you doing? 5:15 PM JAMIE SILVONEK CALEB 5:16 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'M SERIOUS 5:16 PM JAMIE SILVONEK She's lying 5:16 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Please do it, I'm going to throw up
  • 5:16 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I can't stand her lying to you like this 5:17 PM JAMIE SILVONEK CALEB RESPOND TO ME 5:17 PM CALEB BARNES We'll talk later 5:17 PM JAMIE SILVONEK What the actual fuck? 5:18 PM JAMIE SILVONEK SHE'S LYING ABOUT MY AGE 5:18 PM JAMIE SILVONEK JUST DO IG 5:18 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 2 minutes 18 seconds 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb I'm about to cry 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK What is going on? 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Please don't leave 5:21 PM CALEB BARNES She's out here with me 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK DO SOMETHING PLEASE 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb.... 5:21 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 13 seconds 5:22 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I'm trusting you 5:22 PM CALEB BARNES There's no way she could fake a passport 5:22 PM CALEB BARNES Voice Contact: 9 minutes 32 seconds 5:32 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 37 seconds 5:33 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Caleb? 5:33 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 31 seconds 5:34 PM CALEB BARNES Baby 5:34 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Voice Contact: 3 seconds 5:35 PM CALEB BARNES I love you 5:35 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Where are you? 5:36 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Come in the basement 5:36 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I need to talk to you At 1756 hours on March 14, 2015 the Silvonek’s green Ford Freestyle entered the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Turnpike toll plaza traveling north to Scranton to attend the Breaking Benjamin concert. The toll plaza is approximately 2 miles from 1516 Randi Lane. 5:56 PM CALEB BARNES Next time we're out of sight 5:57 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Okay, baby. 5:57 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I love you. We can do this 5:58 PM JAMIE SILVONEK We'll just drive her car then, right? 5:58 PM CALEB BARNES No. That leaves us as the suspects 5:59 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Then what will we do? 6:00 PM CALEB BARNES Five back and get mine 6:00 PM CALEB BARNES Drive* 6:00 PM JAMIE SILVONEK Damn, I thought we were going to six back 6:02 PM JAMIE SILVONEK We can just drive hers, we will have to 6:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK I want her to shut her fucking face and stop being fake. 6:05 PM JAMIE SILVONEK She just goddamn lied to you about my age and now she's pulling this Cheryl Silvonek, Jamie Silvonek, and Caleb Barnes exited the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wyoming Valley toll plaza at 1841 hours on March 14, 2015. Video footage obtained from the concert venue at the Scranton Hilton shows Jamie Silvonek and Barnes enter the concert at 2032 hours and depart the concert at 2224 hours. Additional footage shows Cheryl Silvonek in the lobby area of the Scranton Hilton during this timeframe. Cheryl Silvonek’s Ford Freestyle entered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wyoming Valley toll plaza at 2303 hours and departed the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Plaza at 2358 hours. Video footage obtained from Chris’ Family Restaurant 5635 Tilghman Street, Allentown shows Jamie Silvonek and Caleb Barnes enter at 0002 hours eat a meal and exit at 0047 hours. (Chris’ Diner is 1.5 miles from 1516 Randi Lane). Cheryl Silvonek is not seen in the video. In her recorded interview Jamie Silvonek indicated that her mother remained in the car while she ate in the diner with Caleb Barnes. No video of the parking area exists.
  • Neighbors report seeing a Silver Chevrolet Camaro parked in front of 1516 Randi Lane on the evening of March 14, 2015. At approximately 0100 hours multiple neighbors hear a car horn blowing intermittently from a vehicle parked in the driveway of 1516 Randi Lane. Neighbors report that this activity lasted approximately 20-30 minutes. One neighbor reports seeing Jamie Silvonek walk unaccompanied from the vehicle into the garage at approximately 0135 hours. Video footage obtained from the Walmart located at 1091 Mill Creek Road, Allentown Pennsylvania shows Jamie Silvonek and Barnes arrive in a Silver Chevrolet Camaro walk together and enter the store at 0208 hours. At no time does Jamie Silvonek appear to be under duress or coercion. Jamie Silvonek is observed physically directing Caleb Barnes by reaching out to grab his arm inside the Walmart. Silvonek and Barnes purchased multiple items including gloves, bleach, rubbing alcohol, a box cutter, and a file. Just prior to leaving, Silvonek can be seen flipping up the hood of Barnes’ sweatshirt over his head as they exit the store at 0231 hours. Silvonek and Barnes reenter the Silver Chevrolet Camaro and depart. The body discovered in the vicinity of 5700 Haasadahl Road is identified as Cheryl Silvonek. The Lehigh County Coroner confirmed there were multiple stab wounds to Cheryl Silvonek’s neck and ruled her death a homicide. An autopsy performed on March 16, 2015 concluded Cheryl Silvonek had contusions, abrasions, and sharp force injuries to the head, neck, torso, and extremities.
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