Security presence increased at Hells Angels-Vagos hearing

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Updated: 1/08/2013 5:41 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) - There was an increased presence of law enforcement officials at Washoe County Courthouse today.  Officials stood outside the courtroom, K9 units were used on the inside and RAVEN helicopter circled outside. 

It is all part of additional security measures Washoe County Sheriff's Office has in place during a hearing involving Hells Angels member Cesar Villagrana and Vagos member Ernesto Manual Gonzalez.  The men are charged in connection with the murder of Hells Angels President, Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew. 

State prosecutors are trying to make a case that the two clubs are motorcycle gangs while Defense Attorneys argue that is not the case and believe it should not be used as evidence during the trial.

"Simply being part of Vagos motorcycle club is not a gang. You have freedom to associate in this country. That's what being an American is all about," said Biray Dogan Deputy Public Defender for Gonzalez.

The evidentiary hearing is set to continue on Wednesday. Gonzalez remains in jail while Villagrana is out on bail. Both Gonzalez and Villagrana have pleaded not guilty. A trial is set for March 4, 2013.

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Jesse bleau - 7/4/2013 11:29 AM
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Whoever this Paladin character is [there is an MC made of cops called Paladin Knights of which this guy is probably a member,so take what "Paladin says as coming from an extremely prejudice one sided point of view. this punks been watching too many 60s biker flix and probably hangs out with that RAT ATF SNITCH J Dobyns whos still hiding after an unsuccessfol attempt to break up some of our good brothers in the great state of Arizona, What a bunch of cowards and losers these failed RATS are. theyre failed mission was doomed because the ATF couldnt even get along with itself and the idiots didnt have the guts to go all the way with theyre investigation. Ill tell you this much the proud Arizona HELLS ANGELS dont do things "half assed" like the ATF. At least even Dobyns had more guts than his org, did even if he is a RAT. After all this is the same great bureau that murdered defensless woman and children at Waco Texas, managed to bravely kill a young boy, his dog and an unarmed woman during that fiasco known as RUBY RIDGE in IDAHO and they managed to heavily arm the drug cartels in MEXICO esulting in an unknown number of murders on both sides of the border including a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and they still cant retrieve those weapons. Im not at liberty to say anything regarding my assosiates in RED N WHITE but I will go this far and say IM PROUD TO RIDE WITH MY BROTHERS, ALL 81 of them and as far as im concerned, this Paladin charachter has obviouslyy never put forth the effort to associate or get to know ANY OF MY FAMILY,in the HELLS ANGELS MC WORLD. Id advise him to pull himself up by the nuts and check out the people he so freely and stupidly shoots off his fat mouth about. what hell find out is hes been runnin with the wrong group. MY final words are these , IF YOU ARE THE AVERAGE JOE AND YOUVE JUST HAD THE UNFORTUNATE EXPIERIENCE OF READING THIS LOSERS POST ABOUT THE HELLS ANGELS MC, DONT BELIEVE HIS UNINFORMED HATEFULL RAMBLINGS. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO MY POV

Paladin - 1/10/2013 5:00 PM
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Yeah right, the Vagos and HA's are just social clubs. Of course the HA's run their toys for tots and charitable events to try to look respectable. Then they run extortions, intimidation, deal drugs, run prostitution, fence stolen property, robbery, rapes, kidnappings, murder for hire, murder for fun, etc. etc. They are probably more organized and more dangerous than most traditional "organized crime".

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