Bandidos Member Jonathan Bevins Sentenced for Gun Possession of Alamogordo


A federal grand jury indicted Bivins on Dec. 6, 2023. According to publicly available court records, on Aug. 31, 2023, the FBI and New Mexico State Police executed a federal search warrant targeting the Bandidos Motorcycle Club (BMC) at a residence in Alamogordo. Bivins, a member of the BMC, was located at the residence along with his motorcycle, BMC gang paraphernalia and thirteen firearms. As a previously convicted felon, Bivins knew that he was prohibited from owning firearms or ammunition.

Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Jonathan Bivins pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Bivins, 41, of Alamogordo, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which  was was passed of 21 months plus 3 years probation according to reports from KQRE News. 

In the fall of 2023, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local law enforcement agents executed search warrants on multiple people they say have ties to the Bandidos. The massive statewide raid came in response to a fatal shooting in Red River, New Mexico. The DOJ calls the Bandidos a “notorious” club with 75 to 100 members across the state.

The DOJ says the raid uncovered 13 firearms in Bivins’ bedroom. Bivins pled guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms. Now a judge has handed him a 21-month sentence followed by three years of supervised release, the DOJ says. 

U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, made the announcement. The FBI Albuquerque Field Office and New Mexico State Police led the investigation as part of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Spindle and David B. Hirsch are prosecuting the case

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