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Members of Mongols Motorcycle Club arrested in Utah for assault, robbery and riot

by Amber Rhoades, KUTV

OGDEN, Utah (KUTV) — On Saturday night, police officers arrested four men in connection with a fight that occurred at a parking lot in Ogden.

Officers with the Ogden City Police Department arrested Angel Gallegos, Arthur Gilmore, Christopher Searle, and Steven Clark on charges relating to aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and riot. Gilmore and Searle had further charges for discharging a firearm, with the former being charged with possession of a firearm by a restricted person. Police reports state that Gilmore and Clark are members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club.

According to probable cause statements, officers received a call on Saturday night reporting a fight and shots being fired at a parking lot north of Rovali’s at 174 25th Street. Police arrived at the scene and detained the four men as they were getting into a truck. The victim told police that the four men had followed him out of Brewski’s Bar and that they argued until Gallegos tackled him to the ground. At this point, the other three men started to assault the victim by punching and kicking him.

The victim’s friend managed to break the fight and the victim took the opportunity to flee from the men. The victim reported that when he looked back, he saw one of the men take out a small firearm and fired it into the air.

The victim noticed after the altercation that he was missing his keys and a brown beanie. A subsequent investigation by police found that the keys were in Gallegos’s pocket and the beanie inside the truck.

Police also found two .40 caliber and two .380 caliber shell casings at the scene. They discovered that Gilmore was in possession of a .380 caliber firearm and that Searle was the owner of a .40 caliber firearm found in the passenger seat floorboard of the truck.

Officers interviewed Gallegos, who told them that the victim had started to “run his mouth” and that they had confronted one another and said that the incident became physical between him and the victim. Police are looking into who started the fight, who was involved, and what actually occurred during the altercation.

Individuals charged in criminal complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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