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12/6/2009 9:08:00 AM
Rimrock gang members arrested in state sweep

Two Rimrock men have been identified as Hell's Angels members and arrested in connection with violent assaults on members of a rival motorcycle club.

The two Verde Valley members were arrested as part of an Arizona-wide sweep of seven gang members wanted in the power struggle attacks against the Vagos motorcycle club in Northwestern Arizona.

"Rudy" Rudolfo John Martinez, 44, and 47-year old Gerald Roy Smith, both of Rimrock, were taken into custody in Yavapai County.

The remaining members were arrested in Kingman, Golden Valley, Douglas and Bullhead City. A search warrant was also served at the Hell's Angels Clubhouse in Flagstaff.

DPS Spokesman Bart Graves says the men were charged with inciting or engaging in a riot.

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Posted: Monday, December 7, 2009
Article comment by: Bubba Howard

The vago's motorcycle club are known to have police officers in it, and have been involved with police investigations against other clubs, this is why they are hitting the angels so hard!

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