Two more Hells Outcasts members have been implicated in what authorities say was a coordinated attack against a bouncer who told members of the Motorcycle Club they were not allowed to wear club colors inside the St. Paul establishment.
Anthony Joseph Ledo, 38, of St. Paul, and Richard John Mader, 41, of Vadnais Heights, were charged Monday with committing crimes for the benefit of a club, third-degree assault and riot, according to criminal complaints filed in Ramsey County District Court.
The charges come more than a year after authorities say members of the club assaulted a bouncer at Saloon Bar in the 1000 block of Hudson Road Nov. 9, 2018. The assault was in retaliation for a new rule at the bar that prevented Hells Outcasts members from wearing their club colors in the bar and getting served, though members of other clubs could, according to the charges.
Surveillance video shows Ledo arrive at the bar about 11:15 p.m. that night and push past the bouncer who tried to stop him because he was wearing his club cut and yellow work gloves at the time, the criminal complaint said. Footage shows the bouncer follow Ledo inside, where he tries to get him to either leave or take off his vest.
Instead, Ledo pushed the bouncer and sat back down, charges say.
Several other Hells Outcast members, including Mader, arrived shortly thereafter.
Six club members were surrounding the bouncer when Justin Raymon Wainner, another Hells Outcasts member, arrived. That’s when the six started assaulting the bouncer, the complaint said.
Meanwhile Wainner and Mader stood on the perimeter and appeared to block others in the bar from interfering, according to the charges.
At one point, Ledo was reportedly seen smiling before pushing the bouncer down, according to the charges.
Ledo and Mader are scheduled to make their first appearances on the charges Feb. 6. No attorney was listed for them in court records.
Wainner, 42, Patrick Thomas Maykoski, 50, Joseph Michael Prantner, 35, and John George Johnson, 57, were also charged in connection with the assault.
Maykoski pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting third-degree assault this past August and was sentenced in October to 30 days in jail and five years of probation.
Prantner entered an Alford plea to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and is scheduled to be sentenced in March. He was accused of stealing the bouncer’s firearm during the altercation.
Wainner was acquitted this past December of one of the various charges filed against him but the jury failed to reach consensus on the other counts. Prosecutors are retrying those counts and a new jury is scheduled to hear the case in March.
Wainner is accused of threatening to “shoot up” the bar that night.
A jury convicted Johnson of all the counts filed against him in the case. He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11.
The bouncer sustained injuries to his eyes, and knee and was subsequently diagnosed with vision problems, according to court documents.
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Source: Twin Cities Pioneer Press