Police are investigating a weird patch pulling in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Allegedly, three members of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club named Cory Rutherford, Matthew Wedgewood and Nicholas Hanson attacked a gentleman named Bradley Chrisman in a bar called the Saddle Lite Saloon. Chrisman told police that Rutherford approached him, punched him in the face and declared, “give me your cut or I will kill you.”
According to a most excellent press release written by Alison Deters, the Public Information Officer for the Rock Springs Police Department, Rutherford punched Chrisman, “approximately 30 times in the head and kneed (him) in the back and neck.” Chrisman “began to see stars from the punches and believed he was going to lose consciousness.” He believed “that if he didn’t release his cut, that Rutherford would kill him.” He believed “the only reason Rutherford stopped punching him was because he released his cut.”
According to Officer Deters, Chrisman also believes, “he is an enforcer for the Bad Seven bike gang and was wearing the gang patch while sitting at the bar.”
Over the course of several days, The Aging Rebel has been unable to confirm that that any chapters of the Bad Seven Motorcycle Club exist in the United States, Canada or Mexico. The Bad Seven is a support club for the Gremium Motorcycle Club. The Gremium has 144 chapters in Europe. The club has also been reported to have a chapter in Pattaya, Thailand but nothing in the Western Hemisphere.
Chrisman told police that the three men left the bar with his Bad Seven cut which “contained the key fob to his motorcycle and a .38 Special snub-nosed black chrome revolver. Chrisman later received treatment for his injuries at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.”
After reviewing video surveillance footage from the bar, Rock Springs police observed that: “The three men can be seen performing a brief warm up or stretch just before entering the bar together. Upon entering the bar, Rutherford who has a large flashlight and large knife hanging from his belt, immediately walks up to Chrisman and grabs him by the back shoulders with his hands and throws Chrisman from his bar stool to the ground. Rutherford is then seen punching, kneeing, and slamming Chrisman on the ground. As Rutherford pulls the cut away from Chrisman, the three men walk toward the exit together with Rutherford holding the cut in his hands.”
The three accused men were later arrested “at various locations in Rock Springs.”
The three are accused of Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Intimidation in Furtherance of the Interests of a Criminal Street Gang, and Accessory to Robbery.
Chrisman later denied talking to police.