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Man Who Fled Motorcycle Club Incident
Charged With Federal Firearms Violation

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Nov. 1, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A man who led police on a car chase when he fled from an incident at the Egyptian Cobras Motorcycle Club has been charged with a federal firearms violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Casey A. Ellis, 25, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 11, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.

Ellis initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed Oct. 4 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. According to an agent’s affidavit, about 3 a.m. Aug. 11, 2012, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 1359 Roswell, which is a clubhouse belonging to the Egyptian Cobras Motorcycle Club. Several people had been shot, including two who were killed.

When officers arrived they saw a man wearing a white t-shirt covered in blood. He was armed with a silver handgun and he was standing over a person who was lying on the ground. When officers ordered him to drop the gun, he took off running. They chased him on foot until he got into a red Toyota Celica and drove away. Police followed the Toyota to mile marker 10.4 on northbound Interstate 635, where the car became disabled. They arrested Ellis at the scene.

Investigators learned that Ellis had arrived at a party at the Egyptian Cobras Motorcycle Club armed with a .45 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol. He hid the gun outside the clubhouse before going in because he knew he would be searched before entering. When he heard gunshots outside the clubhouse, he went outside and found his aunt lying on the ground with bullet wounds. He retrieved his gun and was holding it when officers spotted him. At the time he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of a prior felony conviction.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Garry L. Townes, 24, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 16, 2012, in Wichita, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster is prosecuting.

Guadalupe Burciaga-Alcantar, 39, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of possession of false documents, one count of aggravated identity theft, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Oct. 3, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Possession of false documents: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years, consecutive to other sentences, and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
Unlawful possession of ammunition: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Department of Homeland Security, Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Bradley Kielian, 40, Ottawa, Kan., Justin Richardson, 26, Ottawa, Kan., are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In addition Kielian is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and Richardson is charged with one count of maintaining a property at 714 N. Poplar in Ottawa in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times from Nov. 11, 2011, to April 12, 2012, in Franklin County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Conspiracy: Not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $4 million.
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

The Franklin County Drug Enforcement Unit and the Ottawa Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Scott Carelson Edwards, 29, Columbus, Ohio, and Jordan Emil Medrano, 30, Tuscon, Ariz., are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 12, 2012, in Clark County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $10 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

 

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