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NORFOLK A Norfolk-based sailor is being investigated for an alleged connection to a motorcycle gang.

According to a court document, 26-year old James Murray is an active duty petty officer for the U.S. Navy and also a member of the Thunder Guard motorcycle gang. The Thunder Guard is a support club of the Pagans outlaw motorcycle gang and is considered to be a security threat group by state and federal law enforcement.

This all came to light July 27 when Murray got into an accident on South Military Highway. According to State Police, Murray hit a car and fell of his motorcycle. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Murray was arrested for reckless driving and eluding police.

A Navy spokesperson confirmed that NCIS is investigating Murray, who is assigned to USSNew York.



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