Sat
10
Jun

Leader of Texas biker gang the Bandidos is found guilty of ordering the ambush and murder of rival Ghost Riders member at a dive bar

  • Howard Baker, 62, was found guilty of murder and engaging in organized crime
  • Baker is said to be the president of Bandidos, a Texas biker gang 
  • He was accused of ordering the murder of Ghost Rider member Geoffrey Brady 
  • The Bandidos allegedly ambushed Brady, killing him in front of his wife in 2014 

The alleged leader of a motorcycle gang has been found guilty of murder and engaging in organized crime, among other charges. 

On Friday, a Fort Worth, Texas jury found Howard Baker, 62, the supposed leader of the Bandidos motorcycle club, guilty of murder in the December 2014 death of Geoffrey Brady, 41, a member of rival bike club, Ghost Riders.    

Baker was found guilty of murder, aggravated assault, engaging in organized crime and directing a street gang.

Fri
09
Jun

U.S. attorney: Two biker gang members among those arrested on federal drug charges

CONCORD - Two motorcycle gang members are among four men arrested on federal drug trafficking charges, Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced Friday.

According to federal criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court on Friday:

Alleged Hells Angel Motorcycle Club member James Cunningham, 60, of Laconia, is charged with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Alleged Milford & Company Motorcycle Club President Harry Bolton, 63, of Weare, is charged with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine.

Kenneth Bailey, 52, of Weare is charged with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.

Timothy Raxter, 52, of Tilton is charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Tue
06
Jun

Witness: When Bandidos stormed the bar, ‘the shooting started’

FORT WORTH

What started as an ordinary and quiet night at the Gator’s Jam Inn changed the minute members of the Bandidos motorcycle club stormed the bar, a witness testified Tuesday.

“Then the shooting started,” said Ellen Dockery, a bartender at Gator’s.

She was looking in the mirror facing the cash register when more than 20 people — identified as Bandidos by the color of their patches — started pouring in from the front and rear doors.

“Scotty (the head bartender) started screaming at me to get down,” Dockery said. “And then he called 911.”

Other 911 callers shared similar desperate pleas.

One man told the 911 call talker that they needed to send ambulances — quickly.

“There’s been 15 shots so far and they’re still shooting,” according to another 911 call.

Tue
06
Jun

Trial begins for Fort Worth Bandido gang leader accused in rival’s death

FORT WORTH

Under heavy security, the trial started Monday for a Fort Worth motorcycle gang leader who authorities say in 2014 ordered the killing of a member of another gang.

Howard Wayne Baker, 62, is suspected of engaging in organized crime and directing the activities of a street gang. Prosecutors say Baker, president of the Fort Worth Bandidos, gave the order to shoot Geoffrey Brady, 41, on Dec. 12, 2014, during an ambush at a bar at 2813 Race St.

Baker, who is also accused of shooting Brady, was booked into jail two days later and released the same day after posting $100,000 bail, according to court records. Brady died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Mon
05
Jun

Outlaws indicted in murder of rival biker

LEESBURG — Two jailed Outlaws Motorcycle Club members were indicted Friday in the shooting death of a rival biker during Leesburg Bikefest weekend.

Marc Edward Knotts, 48, and Jesus Alberto Marrero, 35, also were charged in the indictment with principle to capital murder and kidnapping for the slaying of David Russell James Donovan, vice-president of the Kingsmen MC chapter in Leesburg.

Hugh Bass, assistant state attorney in Leesburg who is prosecuting the case, said Monday “through intimidation and fear” Marrero forced Donovan and other Kingsmen out of the store and into the parking lot after the Kingsmen refused to hand over their vests with their club insignias.

“The Kingsmen had tried to diffuse the situation and were hoping they could talk their way out of it once outside,” Bass said.

Thu
01
Jun

Biker Sentenced For Savage Hells Angels Beating

An associate of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was sentenced to 30 months in prison Thursday for setting up a gang beating that an extortion victim somehow survived after being stabbed, stomped, blinded in one eye and beaten so severely with a hammer that most bones in his face were shattered.

Federal prosecutors said Howard Hammer, 45, of New Milford, drove a group of outlaw bikers to a motel in New Milford where the bikers nearly killed the unidentified victim in January 2016. Hammer pleaded guilty to extortion, admitting that he threatened the victim over an unpaid $1,500 loan and set up the assault. But he was not accused of direct involvement in the beating and has refused to identify those who were directly involved.

Thu
01
Jun

Biker associate pleads guilty to steroids charge

ALBANY -- A Stillwater man with ties to a Dutch outlaw motorcycle gang pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to selling steroids and international money laundering for the performance-enhancing drugs he acquired in the mail from Thailand.

Sean Dubanowich, 43, who was convicted of a federal drug felony in 2000 unrelated to steroids.

He is an associate of the Satudarah motorcycle club and onetime member of the Rock Machine biker gang, according to court papers and his attorney.

The stocky defendant, a weight lifter, obtained the performance-enhancing drugs from Thailand and sold them in the United States and Canada.

Wed
31
May

Gypsy Jokers Disaster

A 50-year-old woman named Lisa Ann Niehaus who drove head on into a pack of  “more than 40 motorcyclists” last Saturday night was arraigned yesterday on 16 felony and misdemeanor counts including multiple counts of criminally negligent homicide, third degree assault, unlawfully and recklessly causing serious physical injury and  reckless endangerment and a single count of reckless driving.

According to a press release issued by the Wheeler County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office, Niehaus “crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic…on Highway 19 at about Milepost 60, a location just east of Fossil. This vehicle struck a large number of motorcycle riders that were riding as a group to attend a locally held event at nearby Bear Hollow Park. Many of those in the group were self-identified as being members of the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club.

Wed
24
May

Outlaws challenging ‘motorcycle clubs throughout Florida,' cops say

(video)--LEESBURG — Motorcyclist David “Gutter” Donovan, in town for the Leesburg Bikefest, went to a Circle K gas station to buy cigarettes, but when he walked out he had a knife to his throat, arrest reports released Wednesday show.

Outlaws Motorocycle Club members forced him to kneel down and shot Donovan several times in the back April 29 after he refused to take off his Kingsmen Motorcycle Club jacket, the report said. Donovan, 41, died two weeks later.

“The ‘Outlaws’ had been challenging several motorcycle clubs throughout Florida to either join their ranks or submit to their authority,” according to a report that sheds light on the shooting.

Tue
23
May

Bandidos Inc.: Tough-as-nails riders are now a nonprofit group

In the wake of a federal racketeering indictment in San Antonio that targeted three top leaders, the Bandidos Motorcycle Club has opted to put on paper what they have argued all along, that they are not a gang but a legitimate brotherhood of motorcycle riders.

In March, the Bandidos’ national board and interim president, William E. Sartelle, formed a nonprofit corporation called USARG Inc. to represent the Bandidos and to handle the group’s charitable contributions. Sartelle, Timothy W. Harper and Marcos M. Flores, all of the Houston area, are listed as directors.

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