BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A federal grand jury indicted thirteen members and associates of the Aryan Knights and Severely Violent Criminals gangs for crimes including drug distribution, conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms.
U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis said the charges stem from an investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force.
The indicted defendants are:
- Tyler James Campbell, 34 of Boise
- Jesse Everett Ford, 43 of Kuna
- Brian Cade Humphreys, 45 of Meridian
- Jeremy Caine Lyons, 40 of Meridian
- Jason Schepers, 33 of Caldwell
- Kirstin Decker (aka Kirstin Walz), 39 of Boise
- Jennifer Lee Sayer, 34 of Boise
- Kimberly Ann Hale, 39 of Meridian
- John Alan Redfern, 48 of Boise
- Frank Lee Gorrell, 40 of Boise
- Angela Marie Sheldon (aka Angela Marie Junkert), 43 of Boise
- Keith Anthony Murphy, 28 of Boise
- Cameron James Ball, 31 of Boise
All were indicted on July 10, 2018.
Of the thirteen individuals indicted, eleven were indicted for drug charges including thirteen counts of distribution of methamphetamine and three counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Two individuals were indicted for firearms charges including three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Campbell, Ford, Sayer, Hale, Gorrell, and Ball are currently in custody at the Ada County Jail.
Lyons is currently in custody at the Kootenai County Jail.
Decker and Murphy are currently at the Idaho Department of Correction.
Three of the remaining four defendants were arrested Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Redfern remains at large.
Federal drug trafficking charges are generally punishable by up to twenty years in prison, a fine up to $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release. Where the defendants are charged with distributing more than five grams of pure methamphetamine, or conspiring to do the same, they face a minimum term of five years and up to forty years in prison, a fine up to $5 million, and at least four years supervised release. Where the defendants are charged with distributing more than fifty grams of pure methamphetamine, or conspiring to do the same, they face a minimum term of ten years and up to life in prison, a fine up to $10 million, and at least five years supervised release.
The charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
The indictments are the result of an investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force.
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.