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14 Suspects Nabbed in Multi-State Crackdown on Motorcycle Club’s Criminal Activities: Charged with Racketeering across Ohio and Kentucky

14 Suspects Nabbed in Multi-State Crackdown on Motorcycle Club’s Criminal Activities: Charged with Racketeering across Ohio and Kentucky

Fourteen individuals from a motorcycle club are facing indictments for their involvement in a suspected racketeering scheme that spanned across Ohio and Kentucky, with reported incidents occurring in Montgomery and Clark counties.

The charges filed against the individuals involve a range of serious offenses, including racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury in aid of racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Parker of the Southern District of Ohio provided this information. All 14 suspects have been apprehended and are currently in custody.

Convictions for racketeering and assault with a dangerous weapon can result in a maximum prison term of 20 years, while violent crimes in aid of racketeering and attempted assault can lead to a sentence of up to three years.

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Seven individuals, including Juan Anthony Robles, Joey Allan Marshall, Jared Tyler Peters, Brandon Whylee Fisher, John Allan Smith, Norman Dale Beach, and Michael Seth Henry, have been charged with racketeering, as stated in federal court records.

Matthew John Hawkins, Fisher, and Smith are the individuals facing charges of assault with a dangerous weapon as reported by Dayton Daily News.

Marshall, Peters, Fisher, Justin James Baker, Cody Dale Hughes, Henry, Beach, Daniel Brian Hutten, Michael Lee Reese, and Joseph Michael Rader are currently involved in cases related to violent crimes associated with racketeering.

Robles, Marshall, Fisher, Henry and Brent Allen Egleston face charges of attempted assault with a dangerous weapon.

Parker has reported that the Thug Riders Motorcycle Club is facing serious allegations of running a criminal operation involving murder, arson, extortion, and identity fraud. There have been various incidents recently that have caused concern in the community. These include the destruction of a vehicle belonging to a former member in Huber Heights, a tragic homicide in Harrison Twp., as well as assaults that took place at bars in Dayton. Additionally, there was a shootout at a clubhouse belonging to another motorcycle group in Springfield.

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On Thursday, approximately 300 law enforcement officers from various federal, state, and local agencies carried out numerous search warrants and arrests across different regions of the country, according to U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Special Agent John Nokes.

Authorities have confiscated a significant amount of evidence, which includes a large number of firearms and a substantial quantity of ammunition. According to Nokes, digital evidence has been obtained that could be crucial in prosecuting the 14 men involved in the case. This evidence may also lead to the possibility of filing additional charges against their co-conspirators.

Several individuals were apprehended in multiple states on Thursday, including Ohio, Kentucky, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, as part of an ongoing investigation, according to Parker.

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