FBI seeks help finding Hells Angels member wanted in Sonoma County

SAN FRANCISO (KRON) — Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating a wanted fugitive relating to the recent Hells Angels bust in Sonoma County.

The Sonoma County Alliance is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Russell Allen Lyles, Jr., aka “J.R.”, 36, of Windsor.

Lyles is a known member of the Sonoma County Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, according to the FBI.

He was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 10 on charges of racketeering conspiracy, maiming in aid of racketeering, and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.

Lyles lives in Windsor and has a home in Healdsburg, the FBI said.

He also owns and operates a business in Windsor.

Law enforcement believes that Lyles may be traveling with his pregnant fiance, who is not a fugitive from the law.

Lyles has ties to and may be traveling in Lake County, Mendocino County, or Sonoma County. He has ties to the Lake Sonoma area.

The public should not try to approach Lyles, and should instead contact law enforcement immediately.

If you have any information on his location, please contact the FBI San Francisco Division at (415) 553-7400 or tips.fbi.gov or contact the Santa Rosa Police Department at (707) 528-5222. Tips can remain anonymous.

The FBI arrested 11 Hells Angels members over the weekend on charges of murder, racketeering conspiracy, and several other related crimes.

Eight of the Hells Angels are of the Sonoma County chapter and three other members from out of the area, including Fresno, Salem and Boston.



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