Authorities have arrested a San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy over alleged involvement with the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG). San Bernardino County Sheriff Department (SBSD) reports that the investigation led by the department’s Gangs/Narcotics Division has been ongoing since January 2024. It exposed Bingham’s affiliations and dealings with the gang.

According to the (SBSD), the deputy, Christopher Bingham, was arrested after he was seen riding with two members of the OMG gang on March 23. He was taken into custody and booked at the Smith Correctional Facility but was later released.

However, the police launched a search at his home, where they found 160 firearms at his home, including a fully automatic assault rifle with an attached grenade launcher.

They also allegedly found destructive devices, silencers, paraphernalia from the gang, and a stolen San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department shotgun during the search.

After the search, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed several felony charges against Bingham on April 4 for illegal firearm possession, theft, and gang involvement.

According to Daily Caller, while at the correctional center, a further search on the deputy revealed a T-shirt that reads “Expletive the 81!” a reference to the Mongols’ enemies, the “Hells Angels.”

A source revealed that the shirt also displayed “SYLM,” which stands for “Support Your Local Mongols,” and that a black “M” ring was hanging on a chain around his neck.

The department’s Specialized Enforcement Division re-arrested him and set his bail at $500,000.

Bingham is facing multiple felony charges, including possession of a machine gun, possession of a short-barreled rifle, grand theft of a firearm, participation in a criminal street gang, and several other charges.

Sheriff Shannon Dicus reacted to news of the incident, expressing concern and disappointment.

“The actions of this deputy are alarming and inexcusable; he not only tarnishes his badge but also undermines the integrity and credibility of the entire department,” Dicus said in a statement. “Criminal behavior will not be tolerated, and we have placed him on compulsory leave effective immediately. The investigation has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office, and charges have been filed.”