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Police issue search warrant and find firearms in biker club house

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LIBERTY, Ill. (WGEM) -- Police have wrapped up their search of the Midwest Percenters motorcycle clubhouse in Liberty. Officers were searching for evidence related to an alleged armed robbery that happened in Quincy earlier in the day.

Police executed a search warrant for the motorcycle clubhouse just before 11:00 PM last night and wrapped up the search around 1:30am this morning. According to the Quincy Police Department, officers located a semi-automatic handgun and a loaded sawed-off shotgun in the search.

Joseph Teel Jr. of Barry, Gerald Utterback of Barry, Zane Liggett of Springfield, Illinois and Timothy Jackson of Roodhouse, Illinois were arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Quincy Sunday afternoon, investigators said.

Quincy Police said the four men robbed two motorcycle riders at gunpoint while they were on the street near 12th and Hampshire at about 2:15 p.m Sunday.

Police say the two victims were wearing the colors and clothing of another motorcycle club, but would not elaborate on the name of the club.

Police did not say what was taken in the robbery.

Authorities were able to track the four men back to a Percenters MC clubhouse at the intersection of Main and Pittsfield Streets in Liberty, where they were arrested. Early reports indicated that club members had assembled at a convenience store parking lot, but investigators later said the men were actually across the street from the store at their own clubhouse.

Police said no one was injured and no shots were fired at any time.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office, the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Conservation Police assisted in the arrests.

The four men were lodged in the Adams County Jail and will make an initial court appearance on May 21, 2012.

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