Percenters Club member headed to prison
Thu, 30 May 2013 13:55:07 GMT —
It's 25 years in prison for one of the four motorcycle club members arrested for an armed robbery of a rival gang last year.
According to court records, a judge sentenced 39-year-old Joseph Teel, Jr. of Barry to prison Wednesday, after a jury convicted him on armed robbery and weapons charges in March.
In May 2012, investigators say Teel and three other bike club members pulled a gun on two men from an unnamed club around 2:15 p.m. at 12th and Hampshire Streets in Quincy.
The victims say they were riding through Quincy when a group of Percenters Club bikers, including Teel, approached them and one of the Percenters robbed them at gun point. The group then fled to Liberty ending at the Percenters MC Clubhouse. That's where police arrested Teel along with 54-year-old Zane E. Liggett of Springfield, 54-year-old Timothy Jackson of Roodhouse, and 43-year-old Gerald Utterback of Barry.
In April, Zane Liggett, entered a plea deal with the state. He pleaded guilty to felony mob action charges in return for the state dropping multiple firearms and robbery charges for the May 2012 incident.