DALLAS, N.C. -- After a two-year investigation, FBI and local authorities raided a popular motorcycle club Thursday afternoon on a variety of drug, money and weapons charges.
The Hells Angels bike club locations in Dallas off of Dallas-Spencer Mountain Road and off Linda Drive in southeast York County were raided by the FBI around 12:30 p.m. Several FBI agents and local officers were seen removing items from the club in Dallas and investigating the area around the club.
The FBI charged 19 members from Hells Angels with 91 countsaccusing them ofracketeering conspiracy, money laundering, drugs and fire arm violations. The arrests were served along with the execution of 23 search warrants in North and South Carolina.
Neighbors like Ronnie Jenkins were taken by surprise by the raid. I know it's a bike club good boys they are a good bunch of boys I ve never had no trouble with them, said Jenkins.
Jim Occhio lives next to the clubhouse in Dallas. I got friends. We ride together and that's it. I've never rode with these guys. I know a couple of them personally but nothing I never been to their clubhouse or anything like that. Far as I m concerned they are model citizens, he said.
Those arrested including one suspect from Charlotte; two from Gastonia; four from Lancaster County; and five from York County. The others were from elsewhere in South Carolina.
Daniel Eugene Bifield, a/k/a Diamond Dan (Leesville)
Mark William Baker, a/k/a Lightning (Lancaster)
David Channing Oiler, a/k/a Gravel Dave (Lancaster)
Bruce James Long, a/k/a Bruce-Bruce (West Columbia)
Richard Thrower, a/k/a Little Mark, Rat (Lancaster)
David Pryor, a/k/a Yard Owl (York)
James Frederick Keach, Jr., a/k/a Big Fred (Pelion)
Frank Enriquez, Jr., a/k/a Big Frank (Rock Hill)
Donald Boersma, a/k/a Brooklyn Donnie (Clover)
Lisa Ellen Bifield, a/k/a Lisa Ellen Meyers (Leesville)
Lisa Ellen Stockton (Leesville)
Johanna Looper, a/k/a JoJo (York)
Kerry Chitwood (Gastonia)
Carlos Hernandez (Charlotte)
Ronald Dean Byrum, Jr., a/k/a Big Ron (Gastonia)
Trent Allen Brown (West Columbia)
Bruce Ranson Wilson, a/k/a Diesel (Swansea)
Thomas McManus Plyler, a/k/a Uncle Tom (Rock Hill)
Jamie Hobbs Long (Lancaster)
Somying Anderson, a/k/a Ying (West Columbia)
The Charlotte Observer contributed to this article.
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