The F.B.I. has taken a top member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club into custody who is believed to have a connection to the murder of a truck driver in a motel parking lot in Texas earlier this year.
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) June 22, 2017
F.B.I. Makes Arrests, Seizes Vehicles, During Pre-Dawn Raid
Last Thursday, federal agents arrested Bandidos Motorcycle Club’s “Sergeant at Arms” Thomas Giles on drug trafficking charges following a pre-dawn raid in Albuquerque.
— Ryan Lowery (@ryanmlowery) October 25, 2017
During the raid, agents seized more than 20 vehicles at three different locations that are believed to be part of a scheme to exchange stolen vehicles or stolen vehicle parts for methamphetamine. All of the seized vehicles were stolen, according to federal agents.The F.B.I. also believes that Giles was involved in a scheme to trade stolen firearms for methamphetamine.
Agents recovered a rifle and four revolvers during the raids.
Trucker Found With Multiple Gunshot Wounds In Texas Parking Lot In June
The F.B.I. believes that one of the stolen vehicles that they recovered belonged to 47 year old Louisiana truck driver Spencer Brown Jr., who was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of an an America’s Best Value Inn & Suites in Stafford, Texas, in June. At the time of the shooting, the Stafford Police Department reported Brown’s 2007 Peterbilt with a car trailer attached as stolen.
The F.B.I. says that many of the stolen vehicles were altered to disguise their vehicle identification numbers.
During the raids, federal agents also arrested Michael Vickery on drug trafficking charges, though they say that Vickery was not a club member.
The Bandidos Motorcycle Club is not under investigation, according to search warrants.