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Badge and Bar: Motorcycle gang defendant convicted

POSTED: October 16, 2013 11:36 p.m.

A Dawsonville man and Wingmen Motorcycle Club member was found guilty in Gainesville’s federal court on weapons charges in September.

James “Bobby” McGlothlin, 48, of Dawsonville, was indicted on Aug. 14, 2012, on charges of selling a firearm to a person knowing that the individual was a felon.

By federal statute, it is illegal to sell guns to addicts, felons or fugitives.

McGlothlin was found guilty by a jury in one hour on Sept. 25, federal authorities said.

Sentencing by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story has not been scheduled.

The case was the first to see a jury in Northeast Georgia after an uncover federal investigation netted 23 arrests, most with ties to the Outlaw Motorcycle Club and affiliate clubs in Georgia, authorities said.

Eight defendants are set to see a trial in Gainesville on conspiracy and firearm charges.

Davey Honeycutt, Brandon Musser, Reynol Castrejon, Phillip Honeycutt, Thomas Coley, Josue Guerrero, David Rizo-Troncoso and Jessi Castillo are all charged with drug and weapon conspiracy charges in USA v. Honeycutt et al.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Oct. 28 in Magistrate Court.

Teen sentenced to 15 years in prison in fatal car wreck

A 17-year-old charged with murder was sentenced in Superior Court on Oct. 4 after he pleaded guilty to two counts of felony homicide by vehicle in the first degree.

In addition to the homicide by vehicle charges, Christopher Eggersdorf faced two counts of felony murder, criminal damage to property in the first degree, aggravated assault, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, no insurance and no headlights.

He was sentenced to 40 years by Judge Kathlene Gosselin: 15 years in prison and 25 years’ probation.

The Georgia State patrol said that on Sept. 30, 2012, the then-16-year-old driver’s Ford Mustang struck the left side of a Pontiac Bonneville, killing Lora Thompson, 50, and Anna Grace Jones, 3, at the intersection of Ransom Free Road and Ga. 283 in Clermont.

The teen had a stop sign when the car struck the left side of Thompson’s Pontiac, authorities said.

His lawyer, Senior Public Defender Larry Duttweiler, had argued a motion in July that Eggersdorf was charged with murder in order to get his case in Superior Court, rather than being charged in the less-punitive juvenile court.

In Georgia, a 16-year-old can only be charged as an adult if he or she commits certain serious felonies, murder being one.

Emma Witman covers public safety issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with her:

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