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Outlaw bikers caught on video beating man in bar plead guilty

(video) -- BAY CITY, MI -- Two biker buds who beat a fellow bar patron for, so they thought, taking a photo of their Outlaws Motorcycle Club apparel have pleaded guilty as charged.

Eric J. Kerkau, 47, and Arthur R. Miller, 33, on Monday, June 18, appeared before Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill and pleaded guilty to assault with intent to cause great bodily harm less than murder. The charge is a 10-year felony.

The men each faced that charge and no others. They pleaded two days before their trials were to begin.

The prosecution agreed both men's sentencing guidelines would range from zero to 17 months. The prosecution also agreed not to seek habitual offender sentencing enhancement in either man's case. Court records indicate each man has three misdemeanor convictions.

Tue
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200 grams crystal meth seized during drug arrest

A convicted felon and Pagan’s East Coast motorcycle club member was arrested and charged with selling meth Monday.

A Midway Park Pagan’s East Coast motorcycle club member remains in jail after being accused of possessing of over 200 grams of crystal meth, among other charges.

Michael Lee Phelps, 51, of Hannah Court, was charged Monday by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine by possession, trafficking methamphetamine by manufacture, trafficking hydrocodone by possession, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to an OCSO news release, information about Phelps allegedly selling meth from his home in Midway Park was obtained during an investigation with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.

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Owner's daughter disputes portrayal of Elm Mott bar as biker hangout

Proprietors of an Elm Mott bar that a local man patronized before he was found beaten nearby are pushing back against law enforcement officials’ statement that the bar is known to be frequented by members of the Cossacks motorcycle group.

Ginger Gregory, daughter of the owner of MacDaddy’s Pub in Elm Mott, said the 45-year-old man, who was found injured off the bar’s property, was drinking at the bar and had left on foot. Law enforcement officials have said the man was wearing a Bandidos support group T-shirt and that a rivalry between the Bandidos and Cossacks may have led to his assault.

However, Gregory said the bar does not allow motorcycle club members, and she does not believe the incident was connected to the establishment.

Fri
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Motorcycle club helps single mom after van breaks down on highway

(video)---SPEEGLEVILLE, TX (KXXV) -

A China Spring woman is thanking a motorcycle club after she was stranded on the side of the road in Speegleville with her son who has special needs.

Ashley Ballew was heading to Waco on Highway 6 a few weeks ago to take her son, Benjamin, to therapy. Benjamin has cerebral palsy.

"My van overheated. So I pulled over," Ballew said.

Smoke was coming out of the hood of the car. When she opened the hood, there was brown liquid everywhere.

"We sat there for about 10-15 minutes to cool off. I was going to drive it somewhere because I didn't know what else to do," Ballew said. "I put it in drive and it didn't go anywhere."

Thu
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Conviction upheld for one-time leader of Pagans, Hempfield resident

In a 6-to-2 ruling Thursday, state Superior Court reversed a prior appellate court panel's decision and upheld the 2014 conviction of a former head of the Pagans motorcycle club from Westmoreland County on multiple drug charges.

 

A three-member panel in December 2016 had granted Dennis “Rooster” Katona, 52, of Hempfield, a new trial in Westmoreland County citing problems with the validity of the search warrant used in the years-long investigation.

 

The court previously ruled that police cannot use a single search warrant to repeatedly send a wired informant into someone's home. As stipulated in previous court rulings, “a separate finding of probable cause was required for each in-home intercept,” the court had stated in a 2-1 decison.

 

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95th pilgrimage: World-renowned gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts returns with Bike Week

There are two warm-weather traditions "unlike any other" — the Masters golf tournament in April — and Laconia Bike Week in June.

An annual rite of summer for motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the northeast, the 95th pilgrimage of untold legions of weekend warriors to Lake Winnipesaukee began on Friday, June 8 and will conclude on Sunday, June 17. In years past, the event has drawn as many as 300,000 people.

Around the Granite State, scores of local bikers have revved the engines of their choppers, sport bikes, fatboys and sidecars up Interstate 93 to meet other enthusiasts, and enjoy all the week has to offer, including demo rides, vendor displays, live entertainment and on-track racing and off-track stunt shows at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

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Man wearing motorcycle club T-shirt attacked near local bar

ELM MOTT, Texas (KWTX) Authorities are investigating after an Elm Mott man who was wearing a T-shirt bearing the name of a motorcycle club affiliated with the Bandidos was attacked and seriously injured, evidently after leaving a local bar.

McLennan County deputies found Eusebio Ramon early Sunday morning lying in a pool of blood, Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Ferguson said.

Ramon told deputies he was jumped by a number of men on East Long Street, just a block away from MacDaddy’s Pub at 101 East Long. St. in Elm Mott.

He had injuries to his face, lacerations, contusions, and was covered in blood, authorities said.

He was wearing the motorcycle club T-shirt when he was attacked, but the attackers ripped off the shirt during the assault.

He told authorities he thinks the T-shirt was the reason he was attacked, Ferguson said.

Ramon was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and later released.

Tue
12
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Fight outside Sonora bar leads to three arrests on battery charges

Three Sonora residents were arrested early Monday after an argument at a downtown Sonora bar escalated into a brawl on South Washington Street, during which a 57-year-old man sustained head injuries.

According to Sonora Police Department logs, at least six people may have been involved in the fight, but bystanders could identify no more than the three suspects and the victim, Sonora Chief of Police Turu VanderWiel said.

VanderWiel said officers are gathering additional bystander and witness statements and seeking surveillance footage.

The fight began as an argument in Zane’s Iron Horse Lounge in downtown Sonora, VanderWiel said. Witnesses said the victim had made “disrespectful comments to other patrons in the bar.”

“At some point that person was pushed or escorted out of the bar, and then the physical altercation ensued directly after,” he said.

Tue
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Attorneys argue over Devil's Diciples sentencing issues

Federal prosecutors argued Monday that potential life sentences are warranted for former members of a Clinton Township-based motorcycle club primarily convicted of racketeering, drug and other offenses.

 

 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Saima Mohsin and Eric Strauss contend the ex-members of the Devil’s Diciples Motorcycle Club were part of a criminal enterprise that sold well beyond the 500 grams of methamphetamine they were convicted of selling, and that they committed violent acts, including murder and attempted murder, that should put them behind bars for the rest of their lives.

 

 

“The Devil’s Diciple’s encouraged drug use, proliferated it and supplied it,” Mohsin told Judge Robert Cleland in U.S. District Court in Port Huron during an approximately three-hour hearing. “Using methamphetamine was at the very core of this organization.”

 

 

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Threats, spit prompt charges for alleged biker gang member

WILKES-BARRE — An intoxicated member of a biker gang threatened his father with a meat tenderizer and spit on police officers as they arrested him Sunday night, according to police.

Justin Martin, 30, of Rear 291 Parrish St., repeatedly threatened officers and warned he would see them again when they didn’t have their badges on, police said.

Officers responded to Martin’s home around 10:25 p.m. Sunday to a report of a fight between Martin and his father, Frank Maloney Sr., who told police Martin was out of control and needed to be arrested.

Another man, Frank Maloney Jr., told police Martin asked him for marijuana or cocaine. When Maloney Jr. told Martin to sober up, Martin began slapping him repeatedly, police said.

Maloney Jr. also reported that Martin threatened kill him and that he would “get my boys after you” — a reference to his membership in the Pagans Motorcycle Club, according to police.

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