SONOMA — In a bid to maintain a former Hells Angels chapter president incarcerated whereas he awaits trial in a racketeering case, federal prosecutors have revealed new allegations concerning the November 2016 beating he’s charged with committing, alleging that the sufferer was assaulted for hours, pistol-whipped, forcibly tattooed, and practically murdered.
Raymond “Ray Ray” Foakes — a outstanding Hells Angels member and onetime Sonoma chapter president recognized for setting off the infamous River Run Riot — has made a brand new bid for freedom, arguing by means of his attorneys that he’s prepared to be positioned on house arrest in Oakley in lieu of imprisonment on the Santa Rita Jail. His attorneys have additionally argued it’s unfair to maintain Foakes locked up when he’s not scheduled to go to trial for no less than a 12 months.
“In sum, there was little or no progress made in getting Foakes’ case to trial and the earliest possible trial date for him will likely be someday in 2022,” his legal professional wrote in a Dec. 2 court docket submitting. “By that point Foakes could have been detained for nearly 60 months.”
Of their response, federal prosecutors argued Foakes “poses each a flight threat and a hazard to the neighborhood” and that his movement is basically a rehashing of prior failed attempts to get out of jail. Additionally they detailed the principle crimes Foakes is accused of committing: the 2016 beating and a subsequent sexual assault of a girl linked to the beating sufferer.
In court docket information, each alleged victims are referred to by pseudonyms to guard their identities. The alleged sufferer of the beating is known as “Sufferer 5.”
“Throughout that assault, one other Hells Angel pistol-whipped Sufferer 5; he was crushed with a baseball bat; and he was repeatedly punched and kicked. Sufferer 5’s tattoos have been forcibly coated over with a tattoo gun, and (Foakes) took that tattoo gun and crudely etched traces in Sufferer 5’s face,” prosecutors wrote. “Through the beating, (Foakes) indicated that he was going to take the firearm that was used to pistol whip Sufferer 5 and was going to shoot the sufferer with it. Different Hells Angels stopped him from doing so, nonetheless.”
Through the beating, Foakes allegedly referred to as a girl — referred to in court docket information as “Sufferer 6” and mentioned that he “wanted to clarify to her what was occurring to Sufferer 5,” prosecutors wrote.
“Sufferer 6 drove to satisfy (Foakes), and when she picked him up, defendant took her to a secluded location and sexually assaulted her,” the prosecution memo added.
A federal decide is scheduled to rule on Foakes’ movement for launch subsequent week. The movement might but succeed, as a few of Foakes’ co-defendants — together with outstanding Hells Angels members — have already been granted launch on this case. Final September, the president of the Sonoma Hells Angels Chapter, Jonathan “Jon Jon” Nelson, was granted release from Santa Rita with pending homicide expenses after his attorneys argued he had sturdy ties to the neighborhood and wouldn’t affiliate with different members of the biker membership whereas out of custody.
Foakes was one in all 11 alleged Hells Angels members charged in 2017 as a part of a large-scale federal investigation. The defendants have since been divided into two teams: These dealing with expenses of luring a fellow Hells Angels member to a clubhouse in Fresno, murdering him, and illegally cremating the physique, and people, like Foakes, who aren’t dealing with any homicide expenses. The previous group is anticipated to go to trial in October 2021, and the latter group will probably get their day in court docket someday the next 12 months, in keeping with court docket information.