Hells Angels member gets 26 months

An admitted member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club has been sentenced to 26 months in custody, but with 112 days of credit for time already served, he will not be confined to a Federal prison.

Joseph Bruce Skreptak appeared in complete control of his emotions, up until Justice Al Betton imposed his sentence, at which point he immediately turned and looked at his significant other who began crying softly and wiping tears from her face.

Skreptak, who is believed to be a member of the Hells Angels for at least the past nine years then leaned forward, noticeably agitated now, and slowly shook his head.

After pleading guilty to one count of aggravated assault on the day before his trial was expected to begin last year, the other two charges of Assault and Break and Enter have been stayed. He has been ordered to provide a DNA sample for the national database and will be prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms for 10 years, but will not serve any probation once he is released from jail.

In delivering his sentencing, Justice Betton made mention of Skreptak’s admitted membership in the Hells Angels and said he acted like a “vigilante”, when he committed a “serious and unprovoked assault with serious consequences.”

The assault stemmed from an incident in 2010 when Skreptak believed a youth visiting his home had stolen $10,000 worth of jewelry. Instead of going to the police, he went to the youth’s home and viciously beat the boy’s father, causing “significant facial trauma” that warranted reconstructive facial surgery and the insertion of two metal plates.

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