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Former biker who feared Savages club sentenced to almost three years in prison

A former member of the Langford Savages biker gang has been sentenced to almost three years in jail for carrying a loaded firearm to protect himself from his former brethren.

Lyle Scott Briscoe’s lawyer told B.C. provincial court that his client possessed the stolen semi-automatic pistol in October 2018 because he had been threatened and shot after quitting the Hells Angels’ puppet club.

 

“At its inception, the Savages were simply a social and recreational club. As time passed, the Savages began to engage in organized criminal activity and became associated with the Hells Angels, with whom they engaged in joint criminal enterprises. Mr. Briscoe was opposed to such endeavours and sought to disassociate himself from the Savages,” Judge Ted Gouge summarized in his ruling, released Thursday.

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14
Mar
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Daytona Beach mayor issues emergency order pulling all permits for Bike Week, St. Patrick’s Block Party

Health officials recommend social distancing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Coronavirus-related cancellations continue into the weekend, as Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry declared a state of emergency for the city and called off Bike Week.

Henry’s order allows the city more flexibility to access resources and to assist in the event of an emergency, according to a news release.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, “the city is revoking all city-issued permits for outdoor events occurring while the declaration is in effect including 2020 Bike Week activities and the St. Patrick’s Block Party on Beach Street on Tuesday, March 17,” a news release said.

No new permit applications will be approved during the emergency declaration.

The city is also canceling or postponing all public and private events at city-owned facilities with more than 100 people.

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09
Mar
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Retribution in fatal N.H. biker crash pending in federal and state courts

A wrongful death suit against the company that pickup truck driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was working for at the time of a fatal crash with a group of bikers last year can go forward, a New Hampshire judge recently ruled, adding to the numerous lawsuits in the case.

A judge late last month tossed one of two counts in the suit from Mary Lou Welch, the common-law wife of Jarheads Motorcycle Club president Albert Mazza Jr., who was killed in the head-on collision in June on U.S. 2 in Randolph, N.H.

Westfield Transport, who employed Zhukovskyy and has since closed, attempted to get Welch’s claims of emotional distress and negligent hiring tossed after she filed the lawsuit in Strafford County Court last August.

A lawyer for Westfield Transport argued Welch’s emotional distress charge should have been dismissed because Welch wrote she could not remember seeing her husband in the wreck’s fiery aftermath.

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05
Mar
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Warrant issued for man accused of pulling trigger in motorcycle club initiation gone wrong

An arrest warrant was issued for a 40-year-old Lawton man accused of pulling the trigger in a motorcycle club initiation ritual that killed a man in September 2019.

The Comanche County District Court issued a felony arrest warrant Feb. 28 for Jeremiah Brown for a felony charge of second-degree manslaughter, records indicate. The crime is punishable by two to four years in prison.

Brown is accused of killing Mark Gustafson during an incident at the motorcycle clubhouse. According to the probable cause affidavit, the shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019, at 4308 NW Pollard.

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29
Feb
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COPS: Man chokes out girlfriend for 'knowing too much' about his alleged arson act

COGAN STATION, LYCOMING CO. (WOLF) — On February 9, police responded to The Road Knights Motorcycle Club in Hepburn Twp.

Officials say when they arrived the structure was fully engulfed in flames and left nearly destroyed.

Police say 41-year-old Damon Millinton lit the club on fire and choked out his girlfriend, Kortney Howard, because sh knew what he had done.

Two separate witnesses told police they feared for Howard's safety and says Millington threatened to kill his girlfriend because she "knew too much" about his alleged arson.

One witness said Millington referred to the Road Knights Motorcycle Club as an "outlaw motorcycle club with ties to the Pagans."

Millington is now locked up on arson, burglary, and other related charges at the Lycoming Co. Prison.

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Feb
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Police serve search warrant at Clinton motorcycle club in connection to deadly shooting

(video) --- CLINTON, Md. — Prince George's County Police continue to search for clues in connection to a deadly shooting that took place over the weekend in Clinton. On Monday afternoon, that search brought officers to a motorcycle club that sits not far from where the murder took place.

ABC 7 was there as investigators served a search warrant at a warehouse that belongs to the 'Road Wolves' Motorcycle Club. The warehouse sits just off Old Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton.

ABC7 has also learned members of the motorcycle club were gathered there on Friday night into Saturday morning.

Mon
24
Feb
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Wanted biker gang member turns himself in, deputies say

FRESNO, California (KGPE) – A man wanted in connection with a violent fight in Fresno at the end of 2019 has turned himself in at Fresno County Jail, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were searching for 47-year-old Jesse Verdugo after he allegedly beat up a security guard outside the City Lights Night Club on Dec. 14. He was also described as a member of the Malos Hechos motorcycle gang.

According to Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Jesse Verdugo turned himself in Monday morning.

He has been booked on the charges of assault likely to cause great bodily injury.

Bail has been set at $90,000.

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23
Feb
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Veteran says he was turned away at Tiki Bar & Grill

A man told Sebastian Daily that management from the Tiki Bar & Grill in Sebastian asked him to remove his vest because they violate their No Colors policy.

 

“So yesterday I was asked to take off my vest at the Tiki Bar in Sebastian. Apparently, they do not support Veterans or Values. Do not support this Business. God Bless America,” Jeff Gage told Sebastian Daily.

In August 2017, several Sebastian bars banned motorcycle colors and vests following an incident at Earl’s Hideaway Lounge with an individual and a biker gang. Since then, there’s been a controversy on whether Veterans can wear their vests, which most say does not break the rule.

Fri
21
Feb
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Sheriff’s office on lookout for biker who allegedly beat Fresno strip club bouncer

(video) --- Deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are hunting a biker who allegedly beat a bouncer at a Fresno strip club in December.

Jesse Verdugo, 47, a member of the Malos Hechos motorcycle gang, is sought on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

According to sheriff’s spokeman Tony Botti, the 5-foot, 8-inch, 200 pound biker and some of his friends were asked to leave the City Lights night club in December. At the door, Verdugo is alleged to have beaten the man who escorted him outside

Malos Hechos gang members have an extensive criminal history, involving contacts with Fresno law enforcement, including the beating of a man outside the now-closed Crossroads bar at Shields and Cedar avenues in 2014. The bar was later shut down because of the beating and an unrelated shooting.
 
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20
Feb
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Pair indicted on weapons charges

PENN YAN — A Yates County grand jury has indicted a suspected gang member and his girlfriend following their arrest after a high-speed chase.

District Attorney Todd Casella said Bradley Zadul and Jessica Owen were arraigned Tuesday in county court following the indictments.

Zadul, 39, of Niagara Falls, faces multiple felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor counts of driving while ability impaired by drugs and fleeing a police officer.

Owen, 31, of Florida, also faces felony weapons charges.

The charges stem from an incident that began during the early-morning hours of Jan. 2, when Penn Yan police allegedly saw Zadul leaving a suspected drug location in the village about 2:30 a.m. Officers tried to stop him for driving an uninspected vehicle, but he allegedly sped away while officers were approaching the vehicle.

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