Hells Angels member arrested in Santa Rosa sex assault

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When a 49-year-old Santa Rosa woman learned her husband was about to be stripped of his membership in the notorious Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, police say she met with a member over the weekend to get answers.

Instead of receiving an explanation, officials say she was sexually assaulted by the former president of the outlaw biker group’s Sonoma County chapter and forced to comply for the sake of her husband’s safety.

Her attacker, 53-year-old Rohnert Park resident Raymond Michael Foakes, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of sexual assault, victim intimidation, stalking and gang participation.

The meeting was set up Saturday night, when the victim received a phone call about 11 p.m. to meet Foakes at the Hells Angels Clubhouse off of Frazier Avenue in Santa Rosa, according to Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

She drove to the location, met Foakes and he allegedly ordered her into the passenger seat while he drove them to a secluded area off of Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa, police said.

He parked the car and sexually assaulted her against her will, threatening to hurt her husband if she didn’t submit, sheriff’s officials said.

“He has a history of violent crimes and a long history of involvement in the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club,” said Sgt. Spencer Crum, a sheriff’s office spokesman,

Foakes drove back to the Hells Angels Clubhouse after the assault, left the car and the victim went home. She called the sheriff’s office to report the encounter the next day, Crum said.

Detectives with the domestic violence sexual assault unit obtained a search warrant from a Sonoma County judge as they investigated the incident.

A sheriff’s SWAT team was called in light of Foakes’ violent crime history to serve the warrant at his Rohnert Park home about 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 7500 block of Monet Place.

Foakes wasn’t home but was found and arrested by deputies at a meeting he was attending off Airway Drive in Santa Rosa. Detectives would not disclose what evidence they found at Foakes’ home or the nature of the meeting he was at when he was arrested.

He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail, where he was being held on $1 million bail.

Foakes was a past president of the Sonoma County Hells Angels. He had formerly served prison sentences for a variety of offenses ranging from a 2002 brawl with a rival motorcycle gang at a casino in southern Nevada in which three people died, to fraud and money laundering. Federal agents had previously raided the Santa Rosa Hells Angels headquarters in 2006 to search for him during a Bay Area-wide FBI manhunt before he turned himself in to face methamphetamine possession and distribution charges.

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