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Documented gang member facing drug charges, deputies say

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) – A West Columbia man is facing drug charges after members of a gang unit arrested the man after a traffic stop in the 2800 block of Emanuel Church Rd. Sept. 18., according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

Thirty-eight-year-old Robert Glenn Hardee is now charged with trafficking cocaine, according to warrants.

According to our gang unit, Hardee is a validated gang member with the Warlocks Motorcycle Club,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The unit was able to document the group as a criminal gang under the South Carolina Code of Laws.”

Hardee is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.

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Due to possible rally by Mongols motorcycle gang, police to beef up Stockyards presence

FORT WORTH

Police say they’ll beef up their presence in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards this weekend after an ATF warning that the Mongols motorcycle gang is likely planning a rally there that could draws hundreds of members of the notoriously violent gang.

The Mongols have been called the “most violent and dangerous” outlaw motorcycle gang in the nation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, according to the Department of Justice website.

An ATF intelligence note has been circulating in Fort Worth, warning that authorities are highly confident that the Mongols are planning a “run” in the Stockyards this weekend. The notice, copies of which were sent to the Star-Telegram, states that the gang members are expected to start arriving late Thursday and that there could be anywhere from 300 to 700 bikers.

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Former Pagan testifies in April Kauffman murder trial

MAYS LANDING — Opening statements for the April Kauffman murder trial are taking place Monday in Atlantic County Superior Court.

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Member shirt led to man charged in Scorpions Motorcycle Club break-in on night of fire

It was a Scorpions Motorcycle Club shirt — a garment available only to members — that led to a suspect being identified in the break-in at the club's building in Lyon Township.

The break-in happened Sept. 22, 2017, the same time a fire heavily damaged the Scorpions clubhouse on Milford Road, just north of 10 Mile. Kinley Rae-John Kelm, 39, is charged with multiple felonies over the break-in and thefts from the clubhouse and a camper on the property.

During a preliminary examination in 52-1 District Court, Scorpions member Jacob David testified that about a week after the fire and break-in, he was attending an event in South Lyon when he saw a man in a Scorpions shirt across the street.

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Hell's Angels help out Calvert Hospice

Calvert Hospice recently received a $1,000 donation from the Hell’s Angels Maryland Bike & Car Show, which was held in July at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick.

The Hell’s Angels Nomads MD chapter organized the family-friendly event, which featured a car and bike show, local entertainment, special visitors from out of town, food vendors including Cutty’s BBQ and Captain Smith’s seafood, and a live broadcast from Hawkeye from 97.7's The Rocket.

Special guest Rusty Coons from "Sons of Anarchy" attended and autographed photos.

Many members of the local chapter have been impacted by Calvert Hospice.

“Numerous members of our group have been touched by Calvert Hospice; this is why we chose Calvert Hospice,” event organizer John Beal said.

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Defense questions payments to Pagan-turned-informant in Kauffman case

A key witness in the case against Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello has been paid about $2,000 a month by the state, according to information released in court Monday.
Augello is going on trial for murder and racketeering the 2012 killing of radio host April Kauffman and for an opioid ring he allegedly led with her now-dead husband, Dr. James Kauffman.
Dr. Kauffman allegedly partnered with alleged Pagans Motorcycle Club leader Augello in a scheme that had a group selling Oxycontin the doctor wrote scripts for.
What helped finally break the case was cooperation by Andrew Glick, a former Pagan who used what he allegedly knew about the Kauffman-Pagan partnership to get himself out of trouble after he was arrested last November on weapons and drug charges.

Mon
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Hells Angels arrested in connection with Greenville shooting

GREENVILLE - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office arrested seven members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club after an early morning shooting at a Greenville motel.

According to Sheriff Donald Smith, the shooting occurred at the Hometown Inn on Lee Jackson Highway in Greenville just before 3 a.m. Monday. 

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a male victim who had been shot and another male who had been beaten. 

The shooting victim was transported to an undisclosed hospital where he is in stable but critical condition, Smith said.

The male who was assaulted was also taken to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries, then released.

Upon arrival, deputies secured the motel and established a perimeter around the motel. Tactical teams from Staunton Police Department and the Augusta County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on three rooms. 

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Warlocks gives WTC a great start

(picture) --- KEYSER - The Warlocks Motor Cycle Club, Rock Hill Chapter, once again gave the Mineral County Warm the Children campaign a great kick off with a donation of $3,100.

The donation represented the proceeds of their annual Warm the Children Crab Feast, held Aug. 4 at their club house on Knobley Road.

The Warlocks have been the largest single contributor to Warm the Children every year for the past several years.

Warm the Children provides warm winter clothing for Mineral County children in need and is co-sponsored by the Mineral Daily News Tribune and Mineral County Family Resource Network.

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Century-old motorcycles start grueling cross-country run in Portland

(video) --- PORTLAND, Maine — On Saturday, a pack of motorcyclists is going for a ride. They’ll all be astride antique machines manufactured before the Great Depression got started.

They don’t plan on stopping until they get to the West Coast.

For some, it’s a chance to test their mechanical skills, keeping century-old bikes alive over all those miles. Others relish the spiritual opportunity to time-travel in the vintage gasoline fumes of history.

The bikers will all be riding in the Motorcycle Cannonball, a biennial, 3,600-mile endurance run designed to test both humans and their old-timey, two-wheeled contraptions. Past runs have gone from New York to San Francisco and from Florida to Washington. This year, the bikes will rumble from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon.

 

 

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Chalk up another win for the Fresno Police Department. Another violent gang dismantled

Four years ago, the relatively unknown Malos Hechos motorcycle gang made headlines when its members brutally beat two men outside a central Fresno nightclub -- a crime that was captured on video and widely played on social media.

On Tuesday, Christopher Martinez Sr., the president of Malos Hechos, was sentenced in U.S. District Court iin Fresno to 97 months, or eight years, in federal prison on a felony drug charge, putting an end to a gang that police say was small in size, but extremely violent.

Martinez, 47, was one of four high-ranking members of Malos Hechos who were arrested in July 2016 during a multi-agency gang sweep in Fresno. The others arrested in the sweep were his son, Christopher Martinez Jr.; Randy Seja and Felix Gago.

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