Police Interview Leader of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

In June 2019, Earl D. Fisher pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in racketeering in in connection with the 2015 kidnapping and murder of Robert "Bagger" Huggins, a former club member. As part of his plea agreement, Fisher acknowledged that the motorcycle club, from at least January 2008 until October 2018, was an organization whose members followed a written code, wielding their power through intimidation and violence while enriching themselves through extortion, robbery and drug distribution.

The charges stem from the 2015 kidnapping and killing of Robert “Bagger” Huggins, 56. Portland’s Gypsy Joker president Mark Leroy Dencklau ordered the attack on Huggins and others helped, according to another co-defendant, Tiler Evan Pribbernow, who cooperated with the government and also pleaded guilty to racketeering. The June 2015 kidnapping and subsequent killing was in retaliation for Huggins’ burglary and robbery at Dencklau’s Woodburn home earlier that month, the government alleged.Prosecutors say that Huggins had targeted Dencklau’s home after getting kicked out of the club for stealing and breaking club rules. Dencklau’s then-girlfriend was tied up and Huggins stole some of Dencklau’s property, including guns, according to the government. Fisher acknowledged his involvement in the club’s crimes, including the murder and kidnapping, according to court papers. After arrests were made, investigators discovered incriminating jail notes passed between Dencklau and Fisher tying them to the killing.

Fisher is scheduled to be sentenced December 10, 2019. The racketeering conspiracy offense brings a maximum sentence of life in prison.