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Frederick Man with Gang Ties Facing Gun Charges in Md.

The Northern Virginia Daily reports, a Frederick County man with links to a motorcycle gang faces gun charges in Maryland, according to authorities.

Stephen Francis Torres, 52, of 302 BobCat Trail, Shawneeland, is charged in Prince George's County (Md.) Circuit Court with five, firearm-related offenses, according to information on the state's online database. The offenses happened Aug. 28, the statement says. A grand jury returned the charges Sept. 9 and Torres is set to appear in the court on Sept. 24.

R.T. Swartz, an investigator with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, seized items from Torres' home while executing a search warrant Thursday in relation to gun charges and criminal street gang participation. Swartz has been assigned to the Northwest Virginia Regional Gang Task Force since 2005.