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An total chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was arrested on varied violent costs, police say.

Six members of the Hells Angels biker gang had been arrested in Bakersfield, California, on Tuesday, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office mentioned. A seventh member has been charged however was already in custody, in keeping with the sheriff’s workplace.

Five of these charged are “active” Bakersfield Hells Angels chapter members. The different two arrested are members of the Sons of Hell Motorcycle Club, a sub-affiliate that police say takes orders from the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

The costs going through all seven members embrace kidnapping, theft, assault with a firearm and elder abuse. However, officers have but to launch additional particulars on what led to the fees. They are all being held within the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Lerdo facility.

The sheriff’s workplace mentioned 150 officers executed eight search warrants and assisted with arrests. They seized weapons, ammunition, high-capacity magazines and “gang affiliate paraphernalia.”

Officers arrested an entire chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and hit them with several charges, including assault, robbery, kidnapping and elder abuse
Officers arrested a complete chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and hit them with a number of costs, together with assault, theft, kidnapping and elder abuse (Kern County Sheriff’s Office)

The 5 energetic members of the Bakersfield chapter are Ricardo Alvarez, Armando Villasenor, Joseph Soto Sr, Joseph Soto Jr, and Joshua Zavala.

The two sub-affiliate members charged are Joshua Vaughn and John Seeger. According to the sheriff’s workplace, Vaughn was already in jail on separate costs.

“This investigation is ongoing, and charges are being referred to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

The Independent has contacted the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

Federal authorities argue the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, which was based in California greater than 70 years in the past, engages within the trafficking of medicine and firearms.

Last 12 months, the San Diego County District Attorney charged 17 folks, together with a number of Hells Angels members, in reference to an assault on three Black males at close by Ocean Beach. Prosecutors say the three victims had been chased, referred to as racial epithets and attacked.

One sufferer was stabbed by a Hells Angels chief, prosecutors say, whereas the second sufferer was crushed and the third escaped with out damage.

A grand jury indicted 14 of the 17 with the assault and handed hate crime costs to 11 of these charged. The chief was additionally charged with tried homicide. The ultimate three defendants had been charged as equipment.

Eight defendants have since pleaded responsible, the Mayor Rag reviews. Those remaining, together with the chief, will face trial in August.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/california-hells-angels-arrested-bakersfield-b2569336.html