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More charges filed after Hells Angels bar brawl

Times Staff Writer

New charges were filed Monday against Hells Angels members in connection with a double stabbing during a bar fight with a Christian motorcycle gang late last month, Newport Beach police said.

Scott Guinn, 23, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Brian Heslington, 35, was charged with possession of cocaine and a loaded firearm, and Rodrigo Requejo, 34, was charged with assault and battery.

On Friday, authorities charged five members of the Set Free Soldiers with a variety of felony weapons and gang crimes. One member was charged with attempted murder. Authorities also had charged one Hells Angels member with having a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

Police conducted raids in Orange and Riverside counties last week that targeted the Anaheim-based Set Free Soldiers. Authorities found more than 20 handguns, 10 shotguns, rifles, several thousand rounds of ammunition, knives, daggers and Tasers in five homes. Police also found handguns, shotguns, rifles, ammunition, knives and daggers at three Hells Angels locations.

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Set Free Soldiers members say they are a Christian ministry that helps rehabilitate former convicts and recovering drug addicts. But authorities believe they are a gang involved in criminal activity., Newport Beach Sgt. Evan Sailor said.

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my-thuan.tran@latimes.com


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