Updated December 4, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club are found not guilty of battery and robbery charges.
Christopher Lawson, John Savalick and Richard Todd were in court Monday morning for their bench trial for the beating and stabbing of then-president Josh Johnson.
"The defendants and attorneys are very grateful to Judge McGraw for being such a thoughtful jurist that he paid close attention to all the evidence, that he considered all of the evidence," said John Palmer, attorney for John Savalik and Richard Todd.
All three men were found not guilty of four counts of aggravated battery and four counts of armed robbery.
"Josh Johnson clearly was the aggressor in this situation," said David J. Brown, attorney for Christopher Lawson.
"Legally, if someone is attacking you, you have rights to defend yourself. And that's exactly what happened in 2013 with these guys. They defended themselves against a much, much larger, violent person says Palmer.
Investigators say Johnson was stabbed and beaten at the Hells Angels clubhouse at 1109 Rock Street back in June of 2013.
Updated September 21, 2017 10:00 pm
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The verdict is in for two Hells Angels members from the Chicago area.
The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office says Jese Vielma Jr. and Tomasz Lech have been found not guilty by a jury Thursday night.
Three members from the Rockford area opted for a bench trial, that will continue next week.
Updated September 21, 2017
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Closing arguments begin this afternoon for five members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club who are all accused of beating up a man and then kidnapping his 11-year old daughter four years ago.
The five members face charges ranging from armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, burglary, and mob action. Investigators allege the victim was a member of the motorcycle club and was beaten up inside the group’s club house in the 1100 block of Rock Street. That’s when investigators say the members took the man’s 11-year old daughter to another location.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Opening statements begin today for five members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club who police say beat up a man and kidnapped an 11-year old back in 2013.
The five men all face charges ranging from armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, residential burglary, and mob action. Prosecutors allege the members of Hell’s Angels beat up the man inside the motorcycle club house in the 1100 block of Rock Street in Rockford in June of 2013. Two of the men have a jury trial while the other three have opted for a bench trial.