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8 arrested after Kanawha County motorcycle club robbed

ST ALBANS, W.Va. (WOWK) – Multiple arrests have been made following an armed robbery involving three West Virginian motorcycle clubs.

Last night, June 29th, 2019 the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the Apache Motorcycle Club near St Albans.

Once on scene, they discovered members of that club had been robbed by members of two other motorcycle clubs – the Pagans and Demons.

The investigation led to several arrests:

The following people were arrested for armed robbery:

  • James Grim, 37 of Poca, WV
  • Rhonda Brisendine, 47 of Elkview, WV
  • Roger Lee Prater, II, 33 of Delbarton, WV
  • Gary Steven McDaniles, 34 or Stollings, WV

The following people were arrested for conspiracy to commit armed robbery:

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Jury unable to decide in trial of man accused of killing Pomona SWAT officer

The trial of a San Gabriel man accused in the 2014 fatal shooting of a Pomona SWAT officer ended in a hung jury on Friday, June 28.

After deliberating for nearly a week, jurors acquitted 41-year-old David Martinez of first degree murder but deadlocked on second degree murder with three voting guilty and nine voting not guilty.

Police Officer Shaun Diamond, 45, was shot on Oct. 28, 2014 while he helped serve a search warrant in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue in San Gabriel. He died the next day from his injuries.

Martinez testified at trial that he fired a “warning shot” at what he thought were fellow Mongols members trying to break into his family’s home.

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Mongols’ probation means headquarters of motorcycle club is subject to search, not riders on the street, judge says

Federal judge clarifies conditions of probation for outlaw motorcycle club

A federal judge on Friday, June 28, made clear that his decision to place the notorious Mongols motorcycle club on probation means the headquarters for the outlaw organizations mothership chapter is fair game for random search by probation officers, not individual bikers themselves.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter in May ordered the Mongols’ organization to pay a $500,000 fine, and to serve five years on supervised probation, after a Santa Ana jury found that the Southern California-based club itself — rather than specific members — was guilty of racketeering.

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Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy

Gresham resident Earl D. Fisher, a Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club member, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to engage in racketeering in connection with the 2015 kidnapping and death of a former club member.

Fisher, 49, is the second member of the motorcycle club to enter a guilty plea in the case. Racketeering, murder and kidnapping charges are pending against five others, who are scheduled for trial Aug. 31.

As part of his plea agreement, Fisher acknowledged that the motorcycle club, from at least January 2008 until October 2018, was an “outlaw” organization whose members followed a written code of conduct, wielding their power through intimidation, violence and murder while enriching themselves through extortion, robbery and drug distribution.

The racketeering charges stem from the 2015 kidnapping and killing of Robert “Bagger” Huggins, 56.

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Comanchero gang raids: Police want quick sale of luxury cars and Harley-Davidsons

The Commissioner of Police wants to sell luxury cars and Harley-Davidson motorbikes belonging to members of the Comanchero gang.

A Rolls Royce, three Land Rovers and five Harley-Davidson motorbikes were among $3.7 million assets seized by detectives during raids in April.

Police arrested six people in the raids that took place across Auckland.

As well as gang associates, police also charged a lawyer and an accountant, alleging they had helped the gang.

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President of Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Among Four Defendants Charged with Drug Conspiracy

(video) --- MODESTO (CBS13) – The president of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Modesto and three others are under arrest for their alleged involvement in a federal drug conspiracy and drug trafficking case.

On Tuesday, several Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in serving search warrants to seven different locations throughout the county; including the Hells Angels Clubhouse on 7th and H Streets in Downtown Modesto.

“I just saw a bunch of cop cars a SWAT truck,” said Salida resident Kamron Hook, who lives near one of the raid locations.

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Man who survived being shot more than a dozen times jailed for murdering Hells Angels bikie

Jesse Ray Penhall, who survived being shot more than a dozen times in 2008, has been handed a life sentence for bashing a Hells Angels bikie to death with a spanner in Adelaide.

Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Blue sentenced Penhall to life in prison with a non-parole period of 23 years for the murder of David Norris, 39, at a Salisbury workshop in September 2017.

At trial, the 40-year-old argued that he was acting in self-defence after Mr Norris attacked him — but his claims were rejected by the jury.

"I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Norris did not attack you with a spanner before you hit him with it," Justice Blue said during sentencing.

"I found it inherently unlikely that Mr Norris would approach you in the manner of which you gave evidence."

"A clear motive for the attack was never established."

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FBI, Modesto Police Serving Search Warrant To Hell’s Angels Clubhouse

(short news vid) --- MODESTO (CBS13) – The FBI and local law enforcement are serving a search warrant at a marked Hell’s Angels clubhouse in Modesto on Tuesday.

No exact reason for the raid has been given by authorities, but there is a large law enforcement presence at the clubhouse along the 700 block of 7th Street in Modesto.

Authorities were seen putting motorcycles into a flatbed truck.

The Modesto Police Department, Ceres Police Department and Stanislaus County Sheriff are helping in the raid.

More information to come.

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A ride with the Hell’s Angels

Unscripted and unfiltered shots from a photographer's month with the Angels

The backstory to these pictures is a perfect illustration of the magnetism of rebels to simultaneously attract and repel. Taken by Bill Ray for LIFE magazine in 1965, the photographs never saw the light of day.

Ray spent over a month with this particular Hell’s Angel Chapter, based outside Bakersfield, CA. He and writer Joe Bride had been introduced to the group by proxy, through an associate. There was no guarantee that the riders and their ‘old ladies’ would tolerate the ongoing presence of straight-laced photo journalists.

But tolerate it they did.  

The original Hell’s Angels motorcycle club had been formed in 1948 in California by veterans returning at the end of World War II. The name had been used by the P-40 Third Squadron in Burma—which in turn had been a homage to the 1930 Howard Hughes movie ‘Hell’s Angels’.

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Undercover officers may be getting drunk on the job, Target 11 discovers

(VIDEO) --- PITTSBURGH - Target 11 has uncovered new proof that some Pittsburgh police officers could be getting drunk on the job.

Investigative report Rick Earle was looking deeper into a recent fight between undercover officers and a motorcycle gang at Kopy's bar on the South Side when he learned about other instances of undercover officers racking up huge bills at bars.

Earle is looking into some of the tabs rung up by officers, and just where they happened plus talking to Mayor Bill Peduto about the discover for Channel 11 News at 6.

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