Hells Angels member in Arizona gets prison term


A Hells Angels chapter treasurer in Yavapai County has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

County prosecutors say 50-year-old Bruce Schweigert Sr. was convicted in July of several criminal charges stemming from an August 2013 bar fight in Cottonwood.

Police said they arrested 27 people and five were injured after the shooting between rival biker gangs along Yuma Drive. Police said one of the homes involved was being used by Hells Angels members while another was where Vagos motorcycle club gang members gathered.

The two motorcycle gangs sprayed each other with at least 50 rounds of bullets after a confrontation at a private residence, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

Jurors convicted Schweigert of threatening and intimidating as a criminal street gang member, assault, disorderly conduct and felony misconduct involving weapons.

Prosecutors say Schweigert has six prior felony convictions and previously lost his right to possess weapons.

During the aggravation stage of the trial, the jury found Schweigert was on pre-conviction release from the Maricopa County Superior Court while awaiting trial on felony weapons charges.

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