More charges in Newport Beach biker brawl

Associated Press/August 12, 2008

Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against two more men linked to a violent biker brawl between the Hells Angels and a Christian motorcycle gang that ended in two stabbings last month.

The men are alleged members of the Hells Angels biker gang, according to Newport Beach police Sgt. Evan Sailor.

Brian Heslington, 35, was charged with possession of cocaine and a loaded firearm, possession of ecstasy, and street terrorism, all felonies. Rodrigo Requejo, 34, was charged with assault, battery and street terrorism, also felonies.

Warrants have been issued for their arrests, said Farrah Emami, district attorney spokeswoman.

A third man, 23-year-old Scott Guinn, was arrested for investigation of possession of a prescription medication without a prescription, a misdemeanor, but has not been charged, Emami said.

Last week, prosecutors charged five members of a Christian motorcycle club called Set Free Soldiers with a variety of felony weapons and gang crimes. One member was charged with attempted murder.

Charges were also filed then against one alleged Hells Angel member.

Authorities said they found more than 20 handguns, 10 shotguns, rifles, several thousand rounds of ammunition, knives, daggers and Tasers in five homes that belong to the Anaheim-based Set Free Soldiers.

Police also found handguns, shotguns, rifles, ammunition, knives and daggers at three Hells Angels locations, Sailor said.

Set Free Soldiers members say they are a Christian motorcycle ministry that helps rehabilitate former convicts and recovering drug addicts. Police and prosecutors, however, have said they are a gang involved in criminal activity.

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