clear
Thursday May 26th, 2016 7:06AM

Motorcycle club members arrested in Buford

By Katie Crumley
BUFORD - Three members of a motorcycle club are facing charges after being found with marijuana and firearms during a traffic stop in Buford.

Gwinnett Police Corp. Illana Spellman said the items were discovered when the men's vehicle was stopped Thursday on Interstate 85 for speeding.

"They were on their way to the Annual Biker's Roundup in Hampton, Georgia," she said.

Spellman said the FBI recently issued a bulletin about possible motorcycle gang violence at that event.

The driver, later identified as 36-year-old Ernest Jackson of Pittsburgh, was charged with Theft by Receiving a Stolen Firearm and Speeding. The first passenger, 22-year-old Melvin Bartcher of Pittsburgh was charged with Theft by Receiving a Stolen Firearm and Possession of Marijuana. The second passenger, 33-year-old Vernon Rogers of Pittsburgh, was charged with Theft by Receiving a Stolen Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Spellman said all three are currently being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center with bond.

© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2009... year in review
A state budget crisis, continued local government cutbacks, the end of the drought and a judge's ruling sharply curtailing the state's access to water in Lake Lanier were among the top stories in the state and Northeast Georgia duirng 2009.
11:55PM ( 6 years ago )
House Fire in Gainesville
Firefighters responded to the scene of a mobile home fire in the 6000 block of Hummingbird Court in Timber Ridge Estates Subdivision this evening.
7:07PM ( 6 years ago )
INK brings in New Year, kids celebrate
Around 300 youngsters celebrated New Year’s Eve early Thursday at Gainesville’s Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, (INK), in the Featherbone Communiversity Center on Chestnut Street.

3:51PM ( 6 years ago )
Local/State News
UPDATE: 11 states - including Georgia - sue over Obama's school transgender directive
Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity
1:58AM ( 5 hours ago )
Teenage suspect in Flowery Branch armed robbery now in police custody
​Flowery Branch police say a 19-year-old suspect connected to an armed robbery that took place last week has turned himself in.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:03PM ( 11 hours ago )
NTSB releases likely cause of fatal Gainesville plane crash in 2014
It was likely a loss of engine power caused by an undetected valve blockage that brought down a small plane, killing two people on board on Oct. 16, 2014.
4:19PM ( 14 hours ago )
UPDATE: Hunter finds human skull near Auburn; search for bones underway
​Sheriff's officials in Gwinnett County said they're searching an area near the town of Auburn for bones after a hunter found a skull.
1:00PM ( 18 hours ago )
Suwanee refinances bonds, saves $3 million
The Suwanee city council approved the refinancing of the city's open space bonds at their meeting Tuesday evening, a measure that will save the city $3 million.
12:22PM ( 18 hours ago )