Two reported motorcycle gang members from Oregon, one of which is a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary, are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on Spalding County charges in connection with the reported severe beating of a Spalding County man in May.
Dustin Wendelin, 40, and Charles Montgomery, 29, both of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, were arrested in October on Spalding County charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and three counts of criminal street gang act violations. They are currently being held without bond in the Spalding County Jail.
Arraignments for the two suspects are scheduled to be in front of Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Scott Ballard.
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.
The suspects ran before responding deputies arrived, Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix said at the time of the suspects’ arrests.