Sentence has been handed down to the man charged with a break-in at the Scorpions Motorcycle Club in Lyon Township.
40-year-old Kinley Rae-Thomas Kelm pleaded no contest last month in Oakland County Circuit Court to charges of breaking and entering with intent, larceny of firearms, being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearms. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but was considered as such at his sentencing Wednesday, when a judge ordered him to serve between 29 months and 30 years in prison. He was also ordered to serve a consecutive two years on the felony firearms conviction and must pay $10,000 in restitution.
Kelm was charged after police say he was identified as a suspect in the break-in the Scorpions Motorcycle Club headquarters building on Milford Road that took place on September 22nd, 2017. Members of the club witnessed him wearing a Scorpions t-shirt in the days after the crime. When questioned about his affiliation, he provided answers that made them suspicious and alert police.
The club was severely damaged in a fire that authorities say broke out as a result of the break-in, likely when propane lines were damaged by a Bobcat loader that Kelm used to crash through the clubhouse wall and move a large safe. (JK)
Member of motorcycle gang sentenced to 30 months in prison for illegally possessing gun
A Spokane man and member of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Thursday by a federal judge.
Gabriel Trinidad Lopez, 38, pleaded guilty on July 12 to a charge of illegally possessing a firearm, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Law enforcement officers pulled over Lopez in Spokane on Nov. 4, 2017, because of numerous traffic violations, according to the news release. Lopez told officers he had a firearm, which was illegal because he is a convicted felon.
He also faces three years of probation after his sentence.