Thursday, 8 January 2009
Founder of the Oregon chapter of Mongols notorious motorcycle gang turned himself in after violating the terms of his release
Founder of the Oregon chapter of Mongols notorious motorcycle gang who served one day of a year jail sentence before being released last summer turned himself in after violating the terms of his release by fleeing the state to work in a tattoo parlor in California.Police say Justin DeLoretto, 27, fled the state after he was released last summer. Deloretto, the founder of the Oregon chapter of the Mongols motorcycle gang, turned himself in at the Lane County Jail Tuesday.A jury convicted DeLoretto on a misdemeanor charge. Prosecutors had sought a felony conviction. Police say he tried to run a car carrying a Eugene police investigator and a federal agent off Interstate 5.Eugene detective Dave Burroughs, the officer who was in the car last April, said DeLoretto had been working at a tattoo shop in San Diego that has ties to the Mongols.Burroughs said he isn't surprised DeLoretto eventually turned himself in.The Mongols ran into trouble after a massive federal investigation involving undercover agents who infiltrated the gang.