Wed
17
May

Murder verdict reached in biker gang trial

Three men accused of invading a rival club’s meet-and-great at a Columbus sports bar and initiating a brawl that led to a fatal shooting inside the business were found not guilty Wednesday afternoon.

James Daniels Jr., DeMark Ponder and Daginald Wheeler were found not guilty of charges of murder, robbery, aggravated assault, using a gun to commit a crime and three counts of violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Wheeler was also found not guilty of an additional count of violating the gang prevention act. Ponder was guilty of lying to police.

Wed
17
May

Outlaws members arrested for fatal shooting during Bikefest

LEESBURG — Police on Wednesday arrested two men they believe were involved in a deadly shootout between rival motorcycle clubs during Leesburg Bikefest last month.

Marc Edward Knotts, 48, was arrested at 2140 N. Magnolia Ave. in Ocala, which is the address listed for the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Jesus Alberto Marrero, 35, was arrested at a separate location.

 

Police also have warrants for Miquel Angel Torres, 37, and Gregory Alan Umphress, 32, for conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping in the April 29 shooting death of David Russell James Donovan, 40, of Homosassa.

Torres is also wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in an unrelated incident.

All of the men reportedly belong to the Outlaws. Police say they took Donovan to the side of a Circle K convenience store, threw him to the ground and beat him, then shot him.

Tue
16
May

More Twin Peaks bikers file civil lawsuits

Twenty members of the Bandidos motorcycle group who were arrested after the May 17, 2015, Twin Peaks shootout in Waco have joined the ranks of bikers who have filed civil rights lawsuits in an Austin federal court.

All 20 were among 155 indicted in the incident and claim they were unlawfully arrested and held under excessive bonds.

“The mass arrests were unprecedented in both their scope and the complete absence of individual, particularized facts to establish probable cause,” the suit alleges. “This suit seeks to correct the miscarriage of justice and assault on the United States Constitution perpetrated by these defendants.”

Mon
15
May

Hells Angels member rendered unconscious in police takedown acquitted of assault

KITCHENER — A member of the Hells Angels rendered unconscious in a takedown by two Waterloo Regional Police officers wound up being charged with assaulting one of them.

But a judge ruled earlier this month that if Paul Geil took a swing at Const. Wesley Errey, he had a "lawful excuse" after the off-duty officer grabbed his arm.

The judge also concluded Errey and Const. David Gilker, an on-duty officer, did not intend to injure Geil.

All three charges against Geil — assault, impaired driving and driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol — were dismissed.

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Hells Angels

The Canadian Press file photo

Mon
15
May

Man in Leesburg motorcycle shooting dies from injuries, cops say

A man involved in a shooting between two motorcycle clubs at a gas station during Leesburg Bikefest last month died over the weekend, police said Monday.

David Donovan, 41, whose Facebook pictures show him wearing Kingsmen Motorcycle Club gear, died from three gunshot wounds he incurred during a shooting about 8 p.m. April 29 at a Circle K gas station at 3300 W. Main St., Leesburg police Lt. Joe Iozzi said. He said he learned of Donovan’s death Sunday morning at a Sanford hospital.

Police said the shooting started from an argument between members of the two motorcycle clubs. The Circle K is about three miles from downtown Leesburg, where the annual biker extravaganza was being held.

Mon
15
May

Hells Angels gang member indicted on new charges in Monkey Junction killing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

A validated Hells Angels gang member has been indicted by a New Hanover County grand jury on charges including first-degree murder in the March 22 killing of one man and stabbing of another.

Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, was indicted May 8 on an upgraded charge of first-degree murder and a new attempted murder charge in the shooting death of Terry Greenwood, 39, and stabbing of Anthony Lanza, 35. He was also indicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Deputies responded to a cul-de-sac on Julia Drive at around 1 a.m. March 22 after receiving a call from Stephens’ friend. The friend told detectives he received a call from Stephens a short time after the pair parted ways following a night out at a bar, and during the call he heard arguing and a gunshot, according to an affidavit requesting a search warrant in the case. 

Sun
14
May

Hells Angels infiltrate Glitter Strip and are ‘problematic’ for bikie-busting cops

(VIDEO)--A TOP cop vows not to let up on gangs despite membership at record lows, with feared groups the Comancheros and Hells Angels pushing to establish Gold Coast turf.

The Hells Angels are “problematic” and a “challenge”, according to Queensland’s top bikie police officer Mick Niland.

The international heavyweights of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) world have long battled for a slice of the Gold Coast’s lucrative drug scene.

The Hells Angels previously didn’t have any turf on the Gold Coast but have moved in since other clubs scattered.

Fri
12
May

Bikie gang kingpin found living on bottom floor as police raid Brisbane home

The Queensland president of an international bikie gang has been charged after a police raid uncovered a cache of drugs, stolen property and a shotgun at a Brisbane home.

The 34-year-old man, president of the La Familia bikie gang, was charged with 15 drug and property offences following the search in Kelvin Grove on Thursday afternoon.

 

A modified shotgun and ammunition were recovered during Taskforce Maxima's raid at the Kelvin Grove house.

A modified shotgun and ammunition were recovered during Taskforce Maxima's raid at the Kelvin Grove house. Photo: Queensland Police Service

Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said police had been monitoring La Familia's burgeoning presence in the state and the arrest prevented the international gang gaining a foothold.

Thu
11
May

10 Hells Angels members arrested during Langford traffic stop

West Shore RCMP arrested 10 Hells Angels members during a traffic stop in Langford  May 6th.  Officers stopped a limousine on Highway 1 near Leigh Rd after it was observed violating the motor vehicle act.

The limo was participating in the gang's annual "Zeke Run" which is a gathering of members from across the province for a Nanaimo to Victoria ride in memory of one of their own, Edward "Zeke" Mikle, who disappeared in May 1993.  

Const. Alex Berube says all occupants were arrested and a search turned up a loaded handgun with several loaded magazines and various suspected drugs -- such as cocaine, marijuana and pills.

Thu
11
May

Witnesses too scared to testify against Hells Angels in Haarlem mayor car arson

The police are struggling with witnesses that are too scared to give a statement in the investigation into the Haarlem chapter of the Hells Angels, prosecutor Jesse van der Putte said during a pro-forma hearing in the case against Hells Angels leader Lysander de R. on Thursday, the Telegraaf reports.

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