Local Motorcycle Gang Members Accused in Knife Assault

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Mar 22, 2013  |  Updated 2:26 PM PDT
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Local Motorcycle Gang Members Accused in Knife Assault

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Chula Vista police have arrested two members of a local motorcycle gang for allegedly assaulting victims with knives during an altercation last month.

According to police, suspects Sadoc Sanchez, 53, and Lance Simpson, 46, were taken into custody Thursday after officers served a search warrant in the 200 block of Elm Avenue. The San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted in the arrest.

Officers arrested the men on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an altercation they were allegedly involved in during the early part of February.

Police say Sanchez and Simpson – who are currently members of the San Diego chapter of the Mongols motorcycle gang – allegedly used knives to attack some victims. The victims were not injured during the altercation. It is unclear where or why this alleged assault took place.

Police say Sanchez is the secretary and treasurer of the locals Mongols Nation Dago Chapter. According to the Mongols Motorcycle Club website, the San Diego chapter has been active since 1971.

Both Sanchez and Simpson were booked in San Diego Central Jail Wednesday on six charges each, including assault with a deadly weapon and felony participation in a gang.

They’re both scheduled to appear in court Monday.
 

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