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Outlaw motorcycle club affiliate arrested in Newhall bar stabbing

Posted: June 3, 2014 12:47 p.m.
Updated: June 3, 2014 12:47 p.m.

After a month-long investigation into the stabbing of a father and son outside a Newhall bar, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s detectives have arrested an affiliate of the outlawed Vagos Motorcycle Club on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff’s spokesman said Tuesday.

Kevin James King, 38, was arrested Monday on two counts of attempted murder by members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Career, Offender, Burglary, Robbery Apprehension team, or COBRA, sheriff’s officials said.

“King was arrested without incident at a Los Angeles location,” COBRA Detective Dan Finn said.

King, whose official occupation was listed on Monday’s arrest report as “driver,” remains in custody at the Santa Clarita Valley jail with bail set at $1 million.

He is scheduled to appear in San Fernando Superior Court on Wednesday.

“The COBRA team investigated and investigated and investigated this incident, and finally it yielded results,” Deputy Josh Dubin said Tuesday. “They now have the person they feel was the stabber.”

On April 19, about 12:30 a.m., deputies responding to reports of a fight outside The Vu bar in Newhall detained a man suspected of stabbing a father and son, aged 39 and 21, Finn said shortly after the incident.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the man initially detained is no longer a suspect, Dubin said. “Originally, deputies made an arrest but released that man, satisfied a different guy was responsible,” he said.

The son was stabbed in the arm, chest and abdomen, while the father was stabbed in the chest and back and suffered a punctured lung, Finn said a couple of days after the incident,

“The son has recovered,” Finn said Tuesday. “The dad, however, still has some issues.”

The identity of the victims has not been released.

According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment prepared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Vagos Motorcycle Club has been identified by the FBI as an outlaw motorcycle club with chapters in California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Dakota.

King was described as an affiliate of the outlaw group.
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