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Four Bay Area Hells Angels indicted for brutal beating of ‘puppet’ club member

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Four Hells Angels members have been indicted for the alleged brutal beating of a “puppet” club member at their Vallejo clubhouse.

Kenneth Caspers Jr., 55, is the fourth member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club to be indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the alleged beating that occurred at the clubhouse in October 2021. Prosecutors described the beating as brutal in a press release.

Caspers was indicted on Jan. 26 in Sacramento and is also being charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition.

According to court documents, two different victims—both of whom were members of a different motorcycle club that is considered a “puppet” (or subordinate) club of the Hells Angels—were beaten by Caspers, Jaime Alvarez, Dennis Killough Jr. and Michael Mahoney and other club members based on a belief they had broken Hells Angels’ rules.

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Caspers, Alvarez, Killough Jr. and Mahoney were indicted by a grand jury last year, federal prosecutors said.

Law enforcement carried out a search warrant at Caspers’s Vacaville home on Dec. 8, 2021, and found several firearms and ammunition in Caspers’s master bedroom and bathroom. Previous convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm mean that he is currently not allowed to possess firearms or ammunition.

The Solano County District Attorney’s Office, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, the Vacaville Police Department, the Vallejo Police Department, the Fairfield Police Department, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives carried out this investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron D. Pennekamp and Jason Hitt are prosecuting the case.

Caspers faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

The three other defendants have already pleaded guilty. Alvarez and Killough are scheduled to be sentenced this March, and Mahoney in early May.