Saturday, October 29, 2022

Suspected leader of Pagan's MC chapter sentenced

Providence, Rhode Island, USA (October 29, 2022) - The suspected leader of the Pagans Motorcycle Club in Rhode Island has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison on illegal gun and drug charges. Deric “Tuna” McGuire, 38, of Burrillville, entered a plea of "nolo contendere" to multiple felony charges stemming from an investigation by the Rhode Island State Police in 2017 and 2018 into outlaw motorcycle gangs, known as “Operation Patched Out.”

McGuire will also forfeit $80,229 and six cars in connection to the “criminal activity.”

According to Attorney General Peter Neronha, McGuire participated in a “criminal enterprise involving illegal possession and distribution of narcotics, illegal possession and sale of firearms, and illegal possession and theft of stolen property.” On May 23, 2018, investigators executed multiple search warrants at locations in Burrillville, Woonsocket, and North Smithfield.

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From McGuire’s Burrillville home and a garage bay next to the Pagans clubhouse in Woonsocket, investigators seized roughly 327 grams of cocaine, about $29,800 in cash, and eight guns. McGuire was prohibited from purchasing the gun after being convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon in 2014.

State police said McGuire conspired to distribute significant amounts of cocaine and marijuana, sell firearms and to steal a Bobcat loader. He also conspired to provide a letter to the Rhode Island Parole Board stating that an incarcerated associate had secured employment in an effort to get him parole, state police said.

Additionally, he provided a false statement inflating his annual income in order to secure financing for the purchase of a motorcycle. In total, 61 people were arrested as a result of the investigation. Additionally, the defendant conspired to provide a letter to the Rhode Island Parole Board stating that an incarcerated associate had secured employment in an effort to convince the Parole Board to grant him parole.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Outlaws MC Member Accused of Fleeing Deputies

Daytona, Florida, USA (October 25, 2022) - A member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club faces seven charges after a deputy sheriff spotted him going over 100 miles per hour on a motorcycle in Flagler County after fleeing a traffic stop in Ormond Beach.

Among the new charges are two felony counts of fleeing and eluding with disregard of safety to persons or property. He’s also received seven traffic citations in connection to this incident, including reckless driving, failing to obey law enforcement and knowingly driving with a suspended license.

The Ormond Beach Police Department (OBPD) also filed fleeing and eluding charges against Wilson and his motorcycle was seized by FCSO.

Source: Flagler County Sheriff's Office

Monday, October 24, 2022

Last co-defendant in Hells Angels Case Nabbed

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (October 24, 2022) - The last of eight men recently indicted in a Hells Angels Motorcycle Club racketeering case was recently booked into the Clark County Detention Center in connection with a highway shooting that injured members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club. Rayann, is an associate of the motorcycle group, also called a “hangaround,” according to a September grand jury indictment. He was booked into the detention center on Monday and is held on a $250,000 bail, jail records show.

Officials now have all eight co-defendants in the racketeering case since the grand jury returned a superseding indictment on September 23rd. Three of the men, local Hells Angels president Richard Devries, Russell Smith, and Stephen Alo were initially arrested shortly after the May 29 shooting on U.S. Highway 95, west of Wagon Wheel Drive in Henderson.

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The shooting happened after a large Memorial Day weekend motorcycle ride from Hoover Dam to the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, police have said. Six members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club were injured, and Mollasgo was hurt from “friendly fire” and was hospitalized, prosecutors have said. Prosecutors said Devries opened fire during the altercation but have not indicated if any of the other co-defendants shot at the Vagos club members.

Pagan’s Motorcycle Club member charged with murder

Carolina, West Virginia USA (October 24, 2022) - A man who cops say is a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club has been charged with murder in connection to a shooting that happened last month in Marion County. It happened on Friday, September 9th, and deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a criminal complaint that they believe 33-year-old John Wolfe “did plan and initiate the shooting death of Henry Silver.”

During the investigation, deputies determined that the victim “was engaging in a hidden relationship with Wolfe’s significant other,” and that Wolfe had learned of the relationship, deputies said. Prior to the incident, Wolfe “had a meeting” -- “with at least five other individuals where a statement indicates that Henry Silver was discussed,” and that “five of the people present at the meeting were wearing Pagan’s Motorcycle Club cuts upon arriving,” according to the complaint.

Sometime after, Silver “arrives at the apartment of Wolfe’s significant other not knowing that Wolfe was present,” and during that time “a verbal confrontation occurs and Silver goes to the parking lot,” deputies said. During the altercation, Silver “returned to the apartment at least two other times to exchange words with Wolfe,” and Wolfe made “a phone call to another member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club,” according to the complaint.

Two men then came to the apartment and “Wolfe identified Silver to them,” at which point “one male wears a ski mask, leaves the apartment, shoots Silver and flees the scene with the men who arrived with him”; Wolfe is also seen leaving “prior to law enforcement arriving,” deputies said. Wolfe has been charged with first-degree murder. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $500,012 bond.