Rock Machine sergeant-at-arms Brent
Reker guilty of extortion
September 16, 20115:43PM
sergeant-at-arms Brent Reker during a raid of a
Thornlie house in March this year. Source:
Machine bikie Brent Reker with
police officers during a raid of a
A ROCK Machine bikie and a tattooist have been found guilty
of extorting $2000 from two young men they claimed were
boasting about having links with the outlaw motorcycle gang.
Sergeant-at-arms Brent James Reker,
26, and Kyle Adam Barry, 28, were today convicted in Perth
District Court of two counts of demanding property with oral
The accused pair called Andrew Clark, 21, and Luke Santich, 19,
to Spearwood tattoo parlour Lost City last August where they
were met by four heavily tattooed men.
In giving evidence earlier this week, Mr Clark claimed it was
there an ultimatum was delivered to pay them $2000 or bash
Adrian Seclier, the person they said was responsible for
spreading rumours of their involvement with the bikie gang.
Santich was a regular customer at Lost City - where Barry worked
- and he had been invited to train at the Rock Machine’s gym in
But his friend Mr Clark told the trial Mr Santich had never told
him about his involvement with the Rock Machine and would only
say he was going to the gym.
He said he never trained with him at the gym and had no
knowledge of him ever going there.
“I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t have a clue about the
Rock Machine,” Mr Clark told the court.
Mr Clark said Mr Santich told him he had to go to Lost City to
speak to Kyle ( Barry) and “sort it out”.
“I shook his (Kyle Barry’s) hand and thought that was the end of
it,” Mr Clarke said.
But later that day he said they were summonsed back to the
parlour and were told to go out the back by a man (Mr Reker) he
described as big, scary and bald with tattoos on the side of his
He said he was told to pay $2000 or bash his friend Adrian
Seclier and that Mr Reker told him “I would be killed if I went
to the police”.
“We went around the back of the shop and he (Reker) said we had
been saying stuff about them, using their name. I was scared
shi*****,” Mr Clark said.
“I said I didn’t know any Rock Machine and I was worrying I
shouldn’t be involved in any of this.”
Mr Clark testified he had never met Mr Reker before the meeting
and had never had any previous contact with him.
“I thought if I did not pay the $2000 there would be
repercussions and I would be beaten up,” Mr Clark told the
However, Mr Clark said the money was never paid because his
mother reported the matter to police.
Judge Simon Stone remanded Reker and Barry into custody for
sentencing in November.
Outside court, Reker’s lawyer
Malcolm Ayoub said his client accepted the jury’s verdict.