News Item: (USA) Hells Angels arrested in connection to Greenville shooting
(Category: Biker News)
Posted by ace
Monday 10 September 2018 - 19:44:43

GREENVILLE - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting that happened in Greenville involving the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

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

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 transported to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, then released.

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 room.

Seven men, of the Hells Angel group were detained at the scene and taken to Middle River Regional Jail, Smith said. According to Smith, the members of the group were from the New York City area.

Of those arrested, five were charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. The other two were charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm while in possession of narcotics.

The search warrant resulted in numerous Hells Angels' clothing, jewelry, eight motorcycles and one gun, Smith said.

Both victims were part of the Pagan's Motor Cycle Club out of the southern portion of Virginia.

"It looks like the Hells Angels were there first and the Pagan's showed up to rent a room, then the two just clashed," Smith said. "The one just attacked the other one.

"Both had been at a convention type thing for their clubs and were just passing through the area," Smith added. "They ended up meeting in the Greenville area and this was the result."

The suspects names, charges and mugshots will be released later, Smith said.

Schools and a daycare in the area were notified of the incident as a precautionary measure.

The two groups are known to be rivals, Smith said.

"They don't get along very well," Smith said.

This is the first motorcycle gang-related activity in the county in several years, Smith said.

"Most of the time we don't have issues with them here, but they are engaged in gang activity," he said. "We haven't seen something of this magnitude that I'm aware of."

This news item is from White Trash Networks
( )