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08
Nov
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Suspect shot by SWAT member serving ATF warrant in Jefferson County

The suspect was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive.

(video) --- JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado — A suspect was shot and injured while a Jefferson County Regional SWAT Team was executing a search and arrest warrant early Thursday morning, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

The team was in the 2300 block of Youngfield Street executing the warrant that was issued out of Denver. A spokesperson for the Denver Police Department (DPD) said the warrant was from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and was among 19 executed on Thursday that led to the arrest of 12 people. Some of those arrested were connected to motorcycle gangs, according to an ATF spokesperson.

Thu
07
Nov
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ATF Executing Search Warrants Around Denver, Including Hells Angels Clubhouse

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is executing search warrants around Denver today, November 7, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies.

When reached by phone this morning, bureau acting public information officer Matthew Deasaro wouldn't divulge the nature of the search warrants or where they were being executed; however, he did confirm one is for a property in the 3200 block of Navajo Street, which has been home to a Hells Angels clubhouse for more than two decades.

"The investigation is still ongoing and in the operational phase," Deasaro said. "Because of that, we can't divulge much information at this time."

Fri
22
Mar
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Breaking: Weld jury returns split verdict in 2017 attempted murder of Milliken police officer

A Weld County jury returned a split verdict Friday in the attempted first-degree murder trial of Eaton resident John Lockhart.

Lockhart was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, illegal discharge of a firearm and vehicular eluding following two separate shooting incidents during the early morning hours of June 11, 2017 in Greeley and Milliken. One of those two victims was an on-duty Milliken police officer.

After almost two full days of deliberations, the jury convicted Lockhart on the vehicular eluding charge, which is a Class 5 felony punishable by up to three years in prison. The jury found Lockhart not guilty of attempted first-degree murder and illegal discharge of a firearm.

As for count 3, attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, the foreman said the jury was deadlocked. Weld District Court Judge Thomas Quammen declared a mistrial on that charge.

Fri
09
Nov
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Another Suspect In Deadly Tulsa Bar Fight Arrested

(video) --- Four of the seven suspects are now in jail, after a gang fight over a vest, turns deadly. Police say members of the Hells Lovers one percent and the Thunder Guards one percent were involved in the fight.

Police say the fight happened in June when the two victims, who belong to the Thunder Guards told a prospect for Hells Lovers they didn't like him wearing his vest and they tried to take it from him.

Thu
12
Apr
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Outlaw motorcycle gang member assaults man in downtown Greeley bar, warrant states

A member of an outlaw motorcycle gang could face multiple criminal charges after police say he beat another man Sunday night in the bathroom of a downtown Greeley bar.

Peter Salem Brunk, 49, turned himself in to the Weld County Jail Thursday afternoon and remains there with no bond, according to Sgt. Joe Tymkowych of the Greeley Police Department. Brunk, a known outlaw motorcycle gang member, was wanted on suspicion of felony and misdemeanor assault charges, as well as false imprisonment.

The warrant for his arrest came after William Hanson said he had a run-in with Brunk Sunday night at the Tilted Kilt, 610 9th Ave. in Greeley. Hanson would later tell police he'd been drinking with coworkers at the bar that night. Other members of the group said Brunk approached them, telling them he was a "lieutenant" with the motorcycle gang. He wore a black vest dotted with patches, and had long brown hair, the warrant states. Brunk told the group the bar was "their bar."

Tue
27
Mar
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Gang leader gets prison in man's slaying

The president of the now defunct Sin City Deciples motorcycle gang was handcuffed in preparation for a four-year prison sentence Monday in connection with last year's killing of a man who apparently ran afoul of gang rules.

Mesa County District Judge Valerie Robison ordered Richard Byrd, 49, into custody soon after hearing him offer a new version of the events that led to the March 2017 shooting death of 38-year-old Dion Nixon in a confrontation with gang members.

Byrd led a formation of Deciples to Nixon's home in the James Trailer Park, according to several witnesses. A drunken and angry Nixon saw the gang approach and began waving a gun, according to witness accounts recounted during Byrd's sentencing hearing, as well as one a few hours earlier for Rufus Billups, the 42-year-old sergeant-at-arms for the gang at the time.

Wed
21
Mar
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Man is set free after 2017 gang gunfight

The man prosecutors believe fired the shot that killed 38-year-old Dion Nixon in a March 2017 gang-related incident has served his last day in custody in connection with the death, after a plea deal to a count of reckless manslaughter was accepted by a judge Tuesday.

Gregory Clark, 39, was originally charged with first-degree murder, along with two co-defendants, but the murky circumstances of the shooting and witness accounts of the victim brandishing or actually firing a handgun before being gunned down made proving a murder charge impossible, Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein told the court.

There is "lots of conflicting information about the guns and who had them," Rubinstein told Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley.

Wed
24
Jan
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Murder Charge Dropped for 1 of 3 Colorado Bike Club Members

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A first-degree murder charge has been dropped against a motorcycle club member after an interview with the suspect's co-defendant gave police new information.

The Grand Junction Sentinel reports that 42-year-old Rufus Billups pleaded guilty on Monday to felony counts of attempting to influence a public servant and possession of a weapon by a previous offender, but is no longer facing a murder charge for the March 2017 killing of 38-year-old Dion Nixon.

Billups was one of three members of the Sin City Deciples motorcycle club arrested in the wake of the shooting. The others are 49-year-old Richard A. Byrd and 39-year-old Gregory Clark.

Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said an interview with Clark prompted him to drop the homicide-related charges against Billups.

Tue
26
Dec
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Swap Meet To Return To Stock Show Complex After Motorcycle Club Shooting

(video)---DENVER (CBS4) – Two years after a motorcycle club member was murdered at a swap meet, the event is being allowed to return to the National Western Stock Show complex.

One person was killed and several others wounded in a confrontation between two motorcycle clubs in February 2016.

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Derrick Duran, a member of the Iron Order, was not charged after he claimed he fired in self defense at a member of  the Mongols.

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Aug
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Murder suspects are high-level gang members, cop says

Three men charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Grand Junction five months ago were upper-level members in a national outlaw motorcycle club’s local branch, according to a detective who testified about the gang’s structure in court.

Richard Byrd, 49, Rufus Billups, 42, and Gregory Clark, 39 — each of whom is charged in the March 15 slaying of 38-year-old Dion Nixon at his Grand Junction home — are all members of one-percenter motorcycle club the Sin City Deciples, according to Grand Junction Police Detective Julie Stogsdill, who headed the investigation.

Police believe Nixon was shot to death on the front porch of his trailer at James Trailer Park, 489 28 1/4 Road, after a confrontation with several local members of the Sin City Deciples. Witnesses have told police that Nixon’s girlfriend was the ex-wife of the chapter’s past president.

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