Spalding County Sheriff’s Office investigators flew to Washington on Wednesday in order to arrest two suspected motorcycle gang members wanted for their reported involvement in a May fight that left the victim severely beaten.
Dustin Wendelin, 40, and Charles Montgomery, 29, both of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, are each facing Spalding County charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and three counts of criminal street gang act violations.
Both are currently being held in the Spalding County Jail without bond.
Wendelin and Montgomery have reportedly been identified as members of the Pagan Outlaws motorcycle gang.
According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, investigators also learned that Wendelin, who was allegedly serving as the chapter president of the gang’s territories in Washington and Oregon, has been employed as a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary since 2011.
Both men are also facing charges stemming from an investigation into crimes committed by the Pagan Outlaws motorcycle gang in Washington and Oregon.
The Spalding County charges against Wendelin and Montgomery stem from a reported fight at about 11:30 p.m. May 1 at Big Jim’s Wing Shack.
Witnesses reportedly told deputies that several members of the Pagan Outlaws motorcycle gang entered Big Jim’s as the victim and his friend were singing karaoke.
One of the alleged gang members started a fight with the victim, leaving the victim severely beaten and with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.