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Two Texomans Among Dozens Of Texas Biker Gang Members Arrested

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Almost 40 members and associates of the Bandido Outlaw Motorcycle Gang have been arrested on a variety of federal drug and weapons charges.
     

A Justice Department statement issued Tuesday says 28 of those arrested were charged in Dallas with conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. One also was charged with possessing a machine gun. All were arrested Monday and Tuesday in the Dallas area but one, who was arrested Tuesday in San Francisco.
     

Eight others were charged in Denver with conspiracy and possessing meth and cocaine. Six were arrested in the Denver area. One was already in state custody, and another remains on the loose.
 

Three were arrested on assorted drug charges in San Antonio.

                                                                                    
"These Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) arrests - the result of an excellent, well-coordinated, multi-agency law enforcement investigation -  illustrate the success of our District's federal, state and local law enforcement partners' collaboration in taking down these drug trafficking networks," U.S. Attorney Jacks said.

The U.S. Department of Justice released the following information related to the complaints and suspects:

Six federal complaints have been partially unsealed as to the defendants arrested.  Some of the defendants are charged in more than one complaint.  All those arrested locally are expected to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton, beginning tomorrow afternoon at the Parker County Jail in Weatherford, Texas.

The first complaint charges numerous individuals with conspiring, from August 30 to September 19, 2011, to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  Individuals charged and in custody on this complaint include:

            John Pena Medellin, aka "Papa John" and "Uncle John," 61, of Fort Worth, Tx.    
            Deanna Renae Medellin, 41, of Fort Worth
            Jason Alfred Martinez, 32,of Fort Worth
            Yreneo Joseph Lujano, aka "Mexican Joe," 42, of Keller, Tx.
            Rogerio Mata, aka "Roy," 54
            Martin Ortega, Jr., aka "Koke," 51, of Fort Worth
            Vanessa Ponce, 32, of Fort Worth
            Misty Louise Castoreno, 33, of Fort Worth
            Travis Presley, 58, of Fort Worth
            Mark Anthony Coronado, 44, of Fort Worth
            Rudy Aguiano, aka "Big Rudy," 46, of Fort Worth
            Christopher Kinsey, aka "Bandido Skinny," 34, of Jacksboro, Tx.
            David Gregory Richmond, 37, of Abilene, Tx.
            Cynthia Carden Holliday, 44, of Abilene

According to this complaint, John Pena Medellin is the President and founder of the Los Homeboys motorcycle gang which is affiliated with the BOMG.  The BOMG uses Los Homeboys and John Medellin and his associates as a supply source for heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. 
                       

The second complaint also charges numerous individuals with conspiring, from June 1, 2009, to the date of this complaint, to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Individuals charged and in custody in this complaint include:

            Kenneth Marshal Holcomb, aka "Kenny," 29, of Fort Worth
            Christopher Ray Kinsey, aka "Bandido Skinny," 34, of Jacksboro
            Erin Myshea Hartzell-Kinsey, aka "Erin" and "Shay" (phonetic), 29, of Jacksboro 
            Alexander James Baker, aka "Alex," 24

A third complaint charges individuals with conspiring, beginning on June 22, 2007, and continuing until the date of the complaint, to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Individuals charged and in custody in this complaint include:
           
            Daniel Patrick Moore, aka "Danny," 50, of Hurst, Tx.
            James Paul Pope, aka "Pokey," 56, of Arlington, Tx.
            Morgan Clifford Wood, aka "Roca Mick," 31, of Arlington, Tx. 
           
A fourth complaint charges individuals with conspiring, from January 1, 2010 to the date of the complaint, to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.  Individuals charged and in custody on this complaint include:      

            Christopher Ray Kinsey, aka "Bandido Skinny," 34, of Jacksboro
            Timothy Richie Love, aka "Leatherneck Sniper," 39, of Burleson,Tx.                    
            William Hoover Hill, aka "Bandido Will" and "Opie," 23, of Fort Worth
            Bryan Gerald Vincent, aka "Highlander Freebird," 44, of San Francisco, Ca.
           
A fifth complaint charges individuals with conspiring, from January 1, 2010, to the date of this complaint, to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.  Individuals charged and in custody on this complaint include:

            Gerardo Gomez, Jr., aka "Bandido Junior Ray," 29
            Jason Earl Morris, aka "Sarge," 33
           
The sixth complaint charges one individual, who is in custody, with possessing a machine gun in January 2011:

            Benjamin Edward Neuner, aka "Rebel Rider Ben," 58, of Alvarado, Texas

The complaint states that Neuner provided numerous firearms, laser sights and ammunition to the BOMG, including firearms he had altered to obscure the ballistic information of any bullet that might be fired from the firearm.      
           
A federal criminal complaint is a written statement of the essential facts of the offenses charged, and must be made under oath before a magistrate judge.  A defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.  The U.S. Attorney's office has 30 days to present the matters to a grand jury for indictment.

            The statutory penalties for the offenses charged in the complaints are:

            ·       conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin - five years to 40 years in federal prison
           
            ·       conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine - 10 years to life in prison

            ·       conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine - 10 years to life in prison                      

            ·       conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine - 10 years to life in prison
                                                                                                                                   
            ·       conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine - five years to life in prison

            ·       possession of a machine gun - up to 10 years in prison

All carry substantial fines.     
                                                                                               
            Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua T. Burgess is in charge of the prosecution.

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