UPDATE | Charges dismissed for three of 8 arrested for alleged robbery
Three of the 8 alleged criminals charge with robbery have had their cases dropped.
According to Kanawha County Magistrate Clerk, conspiracy charges were dismissed for Linda Paetz of Temperance, Mich. and Christopher Scragg of Charleston.Robbery charges against Rhonda Brisendine of Elkview were also dismissed.
Eight people are facing charges for the alleged robbery of a rival motorcycle club.
Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Apache Motorcycle Club near St. Albans Saturday. The call was for a disturbance.
When investigators arrived, they found club members "bloody and beaten." The Apache club members said they were robbed by members of two other clubs: the Pagans and the Demons.
According to the criminal complaints, witnesses told deputies that rival club members "entered the Apache Club uninvited and after some communication between club presidents, a physical altercation ensued."
The complaint continues, "The victims were physically beat up, held down, and held at gunpoint in order to be removed of their 'cuts' or motorcycle club patches or insignia."
The suspects allegedly stole guns, knives, and clothing from the victims. Investigators say they were taken by force or threat.
Deputies investigated and ended up arrested eight people on felony charges. According to the criminal complaints, these eight suspects are accused of taking part in the robbery or being present for it.
The following four suspects are charged with armed robbery: James Grim, 37, of Poca, Rhonda Brisendine, 47, of Elkview, Roger Lee Prater, II, 33, of Delbarton, and Gary Steven McDaniels, 34, of Stollings.
The following four suspects are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery: James Overby, Jr, 47, of Lorado, Christopher Scragg, 45, of Charleston, Douglas Bailey, 51, of Charleston, and Linda Paetz, 51, of Temperance, Michigan.
Only five mugshots were available Monday morning. Brisendine, Prater II, McDaniels, Overby, and Paetz are in the South Central Regional Jail.