Police: Suspected members and associate of motorcycle club arrested on firearms charges


Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police Department

BROCKTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police arrested four suspected members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club and one alleged associate on firearms charges Friday afternoon at a Motel 6 in Brockton.

State police say the suspects, who are all from out-of-state, were in Brockton to attend a memorial service for a local member.

Members of the department’s Gang Unit conducted the investigation at the Motel 6 on Westgate Drive that led to the seizure of seized six unlawfully-carried firearms. A knife, brass knuckles, ammunition and 4 grams of crystal methamphetamine were also seized.

The following suspects were transported to State Police Middleborough barracks for booking:

  • Matthew Miles, 41, McMinniville, Tennessee
  • Pedro Tapia, 51, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Matthew Ballingham, 43, Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Edward Mahon, 61, Cornwall, Vermont
  • Margaret Cahill, 29, Westmont, Illinois

All of the suspects made bail and are due in Brockton District Court next week.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In

Your Local Election HQ

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 2/26/21: Zambarano Hospital Controversy

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com


More Live Cams