Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Hells Angels member charged with witness intimidation in Arizona

Peter Louis Bacon
A member of the Hells Angels was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of threatening and intimidating, as well as assisting a criminal street gang in Arizona. Peter Louis Bacon, 32, of Golden Valley, was taken into custody by members of the multi-agency Gang and Immigration and the Mohave Area General Narcotics enforcement teams.

Officers executed a search warrant for Bacon's home in the 3200 block of Chea Drive and seized evidence of Bacon's ties to the Hells Angels. Bacon has served time in prison on a weapons offense and unlawful flight from law enforcement. He was released in 2012, but his affiliation with the Hells Angels has been documented four times since 2014.

John Page can't stop smiling after a jury found him not guilty
The warrant and arrest stem from an incident that allegedly occurred during a trial in Mohave County Superior Court on April 7. Bacon, according to law enforcement, threatened a witness who was testifying in the drive-by shooting trial of John Page. Bacon purportedly told investigators he and Page have been friends since childhood.

The witness, Brent Johnson, told the detective that Bacon and another man, John Monteiro, were in the courtroom in an attempt to intimidate him. He also said Bacon warned him "he was going to get his," Page was ultimately acquitted of trying to shoot Johnson in a drive-by last October.