- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Three Great Falls men are charged with kidnapping and assaulting a woman who reported she was attacked during a battle over firearms removed from the home of a man who has previously identified himself as the president of the local Hermanos Motorcycle Club.

Rodney Leonard Lukasik, Brian Joseph Murphy and Robert Edmond Hoenjet were arrested last week.

The woman said she was at Lukasik’s residence in May when Murphy, 53, ordered another man to remove several guns after a burglary. The woman said she helped load the firearms and that Lukasik was furious and thought the man had stolen the guns. The woman said she told Lukasik that Murphy ordered their removal.

Lukasik told the woman to file a report with police saying the guns had been stolen, but she refused because she believed Lukasik did not own the guns and that they had been stolen, court records said.

The woman, who said she purchased methamphetamine from Lukasik, said she spent a night at Lukasik’s house in September and the next day was confronted by Murphy and Hoenjet.

She said she was assaulted, burned, shocked and strangled and had a gun pointed at her, court records said. She said Murphy and Hoenjet talked about killing her and lining the trunk of a car with plastic to dispose of her body.

All three men remain jailed with bail set at $100,000. They are scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 20 and have requested public defenders, court officials said.

Lukasik, 50, also was charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs after a search of his residence turned up small bags of methamphetamine.

Lukasik identified himself as the president of the Hermanos - a support club of the Texas-based Bandidos - in 2014 when he spoke with the Great Falls Tribune about a “poker run” fundraiser.


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