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Member of biker club finds body of fatally shot man on Detroit's west side

Motorcycle set on fire behind club

DETROIT - A member of a biker club found the body of a man who had been fatally shot on Detroit's west side, police said.

The Detroit Gentlemen biker club is located at Grand River and Hubbell avenues.

Detroit police officers and firefighters found a motorcycle had been lit on fire behind the club.

Authorities said the man was found shot at the club, but they're unsure if this is a homicide case.

He was one of the older members of the club, according to fellow bikers.

Family members and friends arrived at the scene and learned about their loved one's fate.


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Kingsmen member gets 10 years in prison on firearms possession, RICO convictions

A local member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, convicted of RICO conspiracy and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, was sentenced in federal court Thursday to serve 123 months in prison, according to the U.S Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said  Edgar Dekay, 38, of Buffalo, admitted to being a member of the Kingsmen crime gang which, authorities said, engaged in such crimes as distribution of controlled substances, maintaining premises for the use and distribution of controlled substances, possession, use and sale of firearms, sales of untaxed cigarettes and promoting prostitution.

On Sept. 21, 2012, Dekay participated in a drive-by shooting, in retaliation against a former Kingsmen member who assaulted a Kingsmen regional president.

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Duncan man charged with eluding officer

Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Duncan man for eluding police while allegedly intoxicated.

According to On Demand Court Records, Ronald David Baidwan faces charges of endangering others while eluding a police officer and driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Reports obtained from the court house indicate around 7:45 p.m. April 26, deputies were patrolling north on 13th Street near Fuller Road when they observed a motorcycle traveling in front of them weaving in the north bound lane when “it suddenly swerves to the right near the edge of the roadway then swerved back to the left across the centerline.”

Deputy notes state they initiated their lights at this time to make a stop near Cherokee Road, but the driver didn’t stop so deputies sounded their sirens just north of the Old Armory on 13th Street. Affidavits stated the motorcycle again swerved in its lane but didn’t slow down.

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Casper Police: There is No Ban on Motorcycle Jacket Patches

Contrary to a social media firestorm, the Casper Police Department has not banned motorcyclists wearing jackets with patches during an upcoming parade, its spokeswoman said Wednesday.

"We are not banning them in any way, shape or form," Rebekah Ladd said.

Every May, the local ABATE organization sponsors a major motorcycle ride to mark motorcycle awareness month because the weather is getting more pleasant and more bikers will be on the road, Ladd said.

"As part of that, the PD wants to protect them as they are going through town; I think they typically expect up to 400 bikers to participate in this parade," she said, adding the department will provide an escort.

The department had requested, but by no mean mandated, that bikers not wear patches or insignia identifying organizational affiliations so the ride could speak for itself as a safety-promoting event, Ladd said.

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Deputies: Man chased motorcycle riders off road, fires gun in road rage incident

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The driver of a pickup truck repeatedly drove into a group of motorcyclists, Sunday, chasing them for about 20 miles as they tried to get away from him, and fired a gun at least twice at them, according to investigators.

“It’s called road rage,” said Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Doug Rainwater. “He was so engulfed in anger, for whatever reason, he just didn’t like the fact that they [the bikers] were driving up [Georgia Highway] 400 on a sunny Sunday.”

Fortunately, no one was injured.

The pickup truck driver, identified by the sheriff’s office as 44-year-old Christopher Brechka of Dawsonville, is facing charges of felony aggravated assault with a gun and reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.

The investigation is still underway and the sheriff’s office said Brechka could face additional charges.

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Sheriff: Man, 41, gunned down at Pontiac motorcycle club

Pontiac — Early Saturday in Pontiac, a 41-year-old man was slain at a motorcycle club, a second man was shot, and a suspect was arrested in the double shooting, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.

It was about 3:30 a.m. when police responded to a call of shots fired at the Nightriders Motorcycle Club on the 300 block of Raeburn. That's north of South Boulevard and east of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Deputies arrived to find "several subjects fleeing the establishment," went inside and were told by club members that a man who'd been shot was on the bathroom floor, and that the alleged shooter was being held by members of the group.

Police entered the restroom to find the victim, a 41-year-old man, "obviously deceased and beyond help."

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Suspect arrested in motorcycle club attack; faces preliminary arson, criminal mischief charges

(photo gallery) --- EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Evansville man accused of driving his pickup truck into a North Side motorcycle club earlier this week and trying to set fire to it has been arrested.

Cale E. Winternheimer, 47, was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on Thursday afternoon. He faces preliminary charges of arson, criminal mischief and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

A probable cause affidavit filed after his arrest reveals more details about the attack reported Wednesday night at the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club on Diamond Avenue.

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EPD identify suspect in motorcycle club shooting

(video) --- There are new details in a shooting we first told you about late Wednesday.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. at Grim Reaper Motorcycle Club on Diamond Avenue. Evansville Police say the suspect is Cale Winternheimer, 47, of Evansville.

Police say he drove his truck into the building then got out and went inside the club. The club members shot at Winternheimer, but missed him.

According to EPD, Grim Reaper members then fought him off with pool sticks and held him at gunpoint until officers took him into custody.

Our camera crew saw Winternheimer being taken away on a stretcher.

As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, he has not been booked into jail as he remains hospitalized.

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2 Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members sentenced in federal court

Men from Florida, Tennessee were previously convicted of RICO conspiracy.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Two members of a New York motorcycle club convicted of RICO conspiracy received their sentences, according to the office of U.S. Attorney for Western New York James Kennedy on Wednesday.

Joseph Michael Long, 40, of Maryvale, Tennessee, will serve 27 months in prison.

Timothy Haley Sr., 63, of Dunnellon, Florida, received three years of supervised release, which includes eight months of home detention.

Both men were admitted members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club.

Former Kingsmen Motorcycle Club President David Pirk and member Andre Jenkins were sentenced in March for the 2014 execution-style killings of Paul Mae and Daniel Szymanski. Authorities say the victims were shot behind the KMC clubhouse in North Tonawanda as part of a feud among club members.

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Man, 37, shot outside Inkster motorcycle club

A 37-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in front of a motorcycle clubhouse in Inkster Saturday morning, Michigan State Police report. 

Police were called at 5:15 a.m. to the 3200 block of Middlebelt Road, near the Inkster Cobras Motorcycle Club, for a non-fatal shooting, according to the Michigan State Police Twitter page. MSP said Inkster Police received a fight call from the club earlier in the night, and the shooting is not believed to be a random incident. 

The shooting victim was transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. The shooter's whereabouts are unknown, and police encourage people bla bla bla...

This is at least the second recent case of a shooting happening near a motorcycle club in metro Detroit. Last month, three men were shot at the Boogie Down Motorcycle Club on Detroit's east side. 


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