One of the country’s “most wanted” fugitives was working in downtown Boone — until Tuesday. Brandon Cheville, who also went by the name “Suicide”, faces federal drug dealing and racketeering charges which were filed in California last fall.
Authorities say he’s a member of the Mongols motorcycle gang who eluded federal agents as they tried to dismantle the gang back in October through a series of raids and arrests.
This past November, Cheville was featured on the America’s Most Wanted TV show on the FOX network. Cheville was working at a tatoo artist at a shop in downtown Boone that had just opened in the past week. Authorities walked in the shop yesterday; he didn’t resist arrest. He’s in federal custody now.