LAKEPORT -- A judge Tuesday postponed the trial of three men charged in an alleged motorcycle gang fight at Konocti Vista Casino almost two years ago.
Judge Richard C. Martin was set to consider pending defense motions Tuesday morning but didn't have enough time available to conduct the estimated daylong hearings, deputy district attorney Art Grothe said.
The motion hearings were delayed until the end of February, which necessitated the trial postponement, according to the prosecutor.
Timothy R. Bianchi, 35, Nicolas F. Carrillo, 34, and Josh L. Johnson, 37, are now set to stand trial May 22. They had been scheduled to face a jury Feb. 27.
Authorities allege the three Sonoma County men, acting as members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, got into an altercation with a Vagos Motorcycle Club member on June 4, 2011 during a tattoo convention at the Lakeport casino.
Bianchi, Carrillo and Johnson pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Motions on discovery issues in the case have been filed on behalf of the defendants, and the resulting hearings could last at least one day, Grothe said. Those proceedings are now set to begin Feb. 27 at the Lake County Courthouse.
Investigators believe a fourth man, David D. Dabbs, was also involved in the fight. He has remained at large since an arrest warrant was issued in August 2011.
Jeremy Walsh is a staff reporter for Lake County Publishing. Reach him at 263-5636, ext. 37 or Follow