Tuesday’s arrest of an alleged Hells Angel motorcycle club member in Golden Valley is connected to an incident that occurred during an April trial in Mohave County Superior Court. Law enforcement authorities arrested Peter Louis Bacon, 32, at his home in the 3200 block of W Chea Dr. on charges of threatening and intimidating and assisting a criminal street gang.
Bacon allegedly threatened Brent Johnson as Johnson was testifying as the victim in the trial of John Page. Page was acquitted for allegedly shooting at Johnson as Johnson was walking in the area of Patsy Drive in Kingman last October.
Prosecutor Ken Skousen said the jury that acquitted Page was not aware that the drive-by shooting possibly targeted Johnson because of his work as a “snitch” for area law enforcement. Skousen said Judge Conn precluded admission of any evidence of that nature, declaring it more “prejudicial than probative” in value.
An affidavit prepared by Bullhead City police detective Jeffry Viles, who is assigned to the anti-gang “GIITEM” task force, confirmed Skousen’s statements that Bacon is a documented member of the Hells Angels and that Johnson worked with authorities to help build criminal cases against area gang members and drug dealers.
Viles’ affidavit said that a review of video from Judge Conn’s court room showed that Bacon threatened Johnson as Johnson exited the court room on April 6.
“Bacon can be seen clenching his left fist and raising it in a manner consistent with someone who is about to commit an assault,” the affidavit said. “Bacon is seen intently staring at Brent Johnson as he exits the court room while still clenching his fists and moving his body in an aggressive manner.”
The affidavit said Bacon denied threatening Johnson at the trial and that he was there to support Page, his friend since childhood. The May 24 arrest came roughly seven weeks after the incident at the courthouse.
Bacon has retained lawyer Brad Rideout who indicated he’ll pursue multiple avenues in a vigorous defense of his client.