SANTA FE, (N.M) - Santa Fe Police have arrested the president of the city's Bandidos motorcycle gang.
Lucas Miller, 29, was picked up on a warrant Friday morning. He is believed to be the highest ranking member of the Bandidos in New Mexico.
The leader of the Santa Fe chapter of the outlaw motorcycle gang was wanted by Texas authorities after they say he was involved in a bar brawl that sent two people to the hospital.
It happened Aug. 18 at the Texas Stagecoach Saloon in El Paso.
According to SFPD Spokesperson Celina Westervelt, the fight broke out during a wedding reception.
"When the Bandidos went to congratulate the groom, we're not sure exactly what was said or exactly what happened, but you can see the groom interact with one of the members and then a fight ensues," Westervelt said.
The fight was captured on the bar's surveillance cameras.
Westervelt said the groom's father got involved in an attempt to break things up, only to end up taking a brunt of the beating.
"One of the members stepped on his face. He had a fracture on his bone in his check and then some swelling on his brain, so some pretty severe injuries," she said.
The groom's mother was also hit in the process. She was taken to the hospital along with the groom's father..
El Paso Police contacted Santa Fe Police for help in identifying the Bandidos members on the security footage.
"Our detective used that surveillance video, identified some pieces of clothing, some different things," said Westervelt.
Some of the items identified belonged to Miller and an arrest warrant was written. SWAT helped execute it on Sept. 6.
Four other men were arrested in connection with the fight, one of them, Christopher Brito, was picked up in Albuquerque.
The other three men, David Zamora, 44, Nicholas Derry, 28, and Ruben Zavala, 35, were all arrested in El Paso.
Police say more arrests could be coming.
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