A wanted man with ties to a “1 percenter” motorcycle club was arrested late Thursday night in Bruceville on felony burglary and domestic abuse charges out of Missouri, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

John Gabriel Reed, 44, was arrested in the 500 block of Dalrex Road after the county’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team received a call from Newton County Sheriff’s Office officials in Neosho, Missouri. A detective in Missouri told local officials Reed may be in the area and that he had been involved in the Galloping Goose motorcycle group and was considered armed and dangerous, McNamara said.

The FAST unit was able to verify the tip, he said. Galloping Goose is considered a “1 percenter” group with a criminal history dating back to its founding in the 1940s, and it now has a large membership in Missouri, McNamara said.

Reed was wanted on a second-degree felony charge of burglary and a third-degree felony charge of domestic abuse, and had been on the run since September, McNamara said.

“When FAST investigators began their search for Reed, it was discovered that Reed was considered armed and dangerous, an escape risk and has violent tendencies throughout the state of Missouri,” McNamara said in a statement. “The Newton County Sheriff’s Office said that Reed would be extradited from any location in the United States, if located.”

Through interviews and more than four hours of surveillance, investigators found Reed at a residence in Bruceville, McNamara said. FAST unit members called for help from patrol deputies, who were able to arrest Reed without incident.

“Reed was staying with family members at the location and it was discovered that he traveled over 450 miles, through three states in his attempt to flee from his charges in Missouri,” McNamara said.

Reed was taken to McLennan County Jail on the Missouri warrants. He remained in custody Friday, awaiting extradition back to Missouri.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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