News Item: Police arrest 3 Mongol bikers for attempted assault on officers
(Category: Biker News)
Posted by MJF
Friday 25 April 2008 - 11:16:45

The Oregonian

Eugene police have arrested three members of the outlaw Mongols Motorcycle Club on felony charges, accusing them of trying to run a pair of investigators off the road during a rush-hour confrontation.

The Mongols -- identified as Justin J. "Mooch" DeLoretto, 26, of Turner; Nathan A. Cassidy, 22, of Eugene; and Matthew A. Weiss, 24, of Creswell -- were held on charges of second-degree attempted assault, police said.

The incident occurred Wednesday when Eugene police Detective Dave Burroughs and federal agent Jimmy Packard drove to a spot near Turner, south of Salem, looking for the home of DeLoretto, president of Oregon's Mongols.

Police described DeLoretto as a person of interest in a recent assault at a downtown Eugene music club.

Police say DeLoretto saw Packard's SUV on his driveway and followed it in a pickup to Salem, then to Eugene on Interstate 5. Soon, the detectives were flanked by two other vehicles driven by Mongols, both of which swerved dangerously to cut off the detectives, police allege.

The Mongols are a California-based outlaw club decribed by authorities as one of the country's most violent biker gangs. They opened Oregon's first chapter last October.


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