Tewksbury Man Among Three Pagan Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested In Everett Raid
Apr 23, 2019 06:09PM
● By Bill Gilman
Evidence collected in the raid of the Pagan Motorcycle Gang Clubhouse.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the office of Middlesex DA Marian Ryan).
EVERETT – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie have announced that three men were arraigned today following a Friday night raid on a clubhouse affiliated with the Pagan Motorcycle Club.
On Friday, April 19, at approximately 10:15 p.m. the Middlesex State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team executed a search warrant at an alleged Pagan Motorcycle Clubhouse located on Orient Avenue, Everett. Upon entry into the clubhouse, officers allegedly identified approximately 12 Pagan Motorcycle Club members wearing their club affiliation patches and insignia and multiple other occupants in the clubhouse. A subsequent search of the clubhouse revealed an illegal cash bar and four illegally possessed semi-automatic handguns with loaded magazines as well as a separate magazine containing ammunition.
James Snow, 28, of Tewksbury, was arrested and charged with two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a large capacity feeding device, two counts of illegal possession of ammunition and two counts of improper storage of a firearm. Judge Jane D. Prince set bail at $1,000 on this case and then ordered bail revoked on an open firearms case out of Lowell District Court.
Jeff Wentworth, 47, of Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and improper storage of a firearm. Judge Jane D. Prince ordered the defendant released on $500 bail.
Wentworth and Snow are next scheduled to appear in court on May 21.
Marcus Basiliere, 26, of Derry, New Hampshire, was arrested on an open warrant out of New Hampshire for Larceny. Basiliere was arraigned in Malden District Court as a fugitive from justice. Judge Jane D. Prince ordered the defendant held without bail pending extradition. His next court date is May 1.
This investigation remains ongoing.