Where The Kinzey Case Stands

October 30, 2011

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The sensational drug case against California State University at San Bernardino Kinesiology professor Stephen “Skinz” Kinzey appears to be losing its press appeal. Kinzey earned his colorful nickname as a biker.

San Bernardino County officials held a press conference six days after Kinzey’s Highland, California home was raided by a Swat team on August 26. Speakers at the press event stood behind a table decorated with two Devils Diciples cuts, an Old Lady’s cut, A Nazi SS banner, several one ounce packets of methamphetamine, two sets of brass knuckles, a derringer, a bullet proof vest, two rifles, a shotgun, a police baton and an AP-9 semi-automatic pistol.

The Devils Diciples Menace

Officials were outraged that Kinzey was both a college professor and the President of the Mountain Chapter of the Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club.

“He’s smarter than the average dealer,” San Bernardino Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rosenbaum said. “He was doing what he could to keep it under wraps…. I believe he does have the ability to flee the country because there are (Devils Diciples) chapters in other countries. He also has family out of state.” Rosenbaum accused the Devils Diciples of being a nationwide criminal organization.

San Bernardino Sheriff Rod Hoops said, “I have kids in college and to have an associate professor who is a member of the Devils Diciples dealing narcotics is quite alarming. I mean, it’s unusual to say the least…. Hopefully, we can get our main suspect (Kinzey) in custody in the next few days.”

Nationally, the Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club has about 150 members. The Mountain Chapter has six members.

The Devil’s Professor

Kinzey was quickly dubbed “The Devil’s Professor” in most of the English speaking world and his predicament was compared the television show Breaking Bad. He turned himself in the week of the press conference and has been free on bail since. His attorney explained he had been on vacation. He is currently on leave from his teaching job.

Kinzey has pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, receiving stolen property, conspiracy to distribute illegal narcotics, being in possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm and participating in a criminal street gang. Specifically, he is charged with selling ounces of crank to street dealers.

At a court appearance last Friday San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Steve Sanchez said, “By selling drugs, the defendant is furthering the reputation of the gang (the Devils Diciples MC) as a criminal enterprise.”

The case is the fruit of a two-year-long ATF investigation of the Vagos Motorcycle Club.

The Scorecard

Five defendants in the case have already agreed to plea and sentencing agreements. Wendi Lee Witherell accepted a deal September 27 that will sentence her to 210 days in county jail. She can serve the sentence on weekends. Stephanie Danielle Padilla and Elaine Linda Flores took the same deal on October 3. Chelsea Johnson took the same deal October 19. Eric Cortez agreed to do 180 days in county jail plus supervised probation last week.

Kinzey, his girlfriend Holly Robinson, Hans Preszler and Jeremy Disney who is accused of selling the meth to Kinzey are all fighting the charges. All four appeared in court last Friday, October 28 and all four are scheduled to return to court on January 20, 2012.

The remaining defendants in the case, Edward Freer and Chris Rikerd were also in court last Friday. They had their cases continued until November 21.

As of Sunday night, October 30, neither The Associated Press, the Times of London or the Huffington Post had advanced the story.


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8 Responses to “Where The Kinzey Case Stands”

  1. sherides Says:

    Came across this article while checking out the news from my long ago stomping grounds. I thought it was interesting that they are referring to this as the “Professor Gang Case”. Kind of makes it sound like there are a bunch of Non-Law Abiding Professors loose in the world.


  2. bob Says:

    what I meant was ,I know what you mean RVN69.

  3. bob Says:

    it pays to be a fuckin’ Marxist radical,with well-connected parents.Just ask William Ayers.Or Kathy Boudin.She participated in an armed robbery where a policeman was killed and she is free today.

  4. RVN69 Says:

    Funny how the colleges are perfectly happy to have a terrorist who bombed the pentagon as a professor, but I bet my ass they are shitting bricks about this case. I sure the phrase Guilty regardless of facts is appropriate to how the college in question will handle this.

    Best to Skinz and the DD M/C

    Honesta Mors, Turpi Vita Potior.

  5. CHINGON Says:

    any further news rebel with all this sounds very interesting to see what develops, im sure the university must be flipping out to see one of their best professors be from an Outlaw Motorcycle Club.

  6. Shyster Says:

    Hey Rebel,

    D.D.A. Steve Sanchez is also assigned to and prosecuting several Vagos who were recently arrested. Just thought you might want to know.


  7. Philo Says:

    “I believe he does have the ability to flee the country because there are (Devils Diciples) chapters in other countries.” Meh, this is bullshit. from what I know of the DD’s, the chapters on the other side of the pond are loosely affiliated, even having two different types of patches from the trident/wheel we’re familiar with.

    My guess is this will go away, just like the last big bust they had out in Michigan where they supposedly found all kinds of dope and guns, etc, but ended up dropping charges on everyone.


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