Seattle Field Division

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison


EUGENE, Ore. – Daniel Chase Kennedy, 27, a resident of Jefferson County, Oregon, appeared before U. S. District Court Chief Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene yesterday and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. On July 10, 2013, Kennedy pled guilty to being an armed career criminal and admitted possessing shotguns and rifles he and two accomplices stole while burglarizing a Jefferson County home.

Leader of 'Ghost Riders' Motorcycle Gang Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Weapons Possession


A leader of the Ghost Riders motorcycle gang in Pierce County was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to five years in prison for possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun and being a felon in possession of explosives, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  KARL TWILLEAGER, a/k/a “King Karl”, 66, of Spanaway, Washington, has been in custody since his property was searched on June 13, 2013 and the weapons were discovered.  The explosives were being stored for a retaliatory attack on a rival gang.  U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton imposed the sentence.