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Tensions were high between rival motorcycle clubs before fatal Fall River shooting

FALL RIVER — Tensions between two rival motorcycle clubs heightened in the months before the fatal shooting of an Oak Bluffs biker during a brawl that put law enforcement on alert for retaliatory violence, according to court documents.

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, Eric Voshell, whose hometown newspaper reported was a member of the Sidewinders Motorcycle Club, was fatally shot during a parking lot brawl outside JC’s Cafe. Police identified the accused gunman, Joseph Noe, 25, as a member of the rival Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

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19 handed indictments

FAIRMONT — A 37-year-old man who was charged in connection with a fight between two motorcycle clubs that occurred on Aug. 3 at the BFS Foods convenience store in White Hall has been indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury.

James Cody Biggie, 37, of 5702 Field Street, Farmington, was indicted Tuesday by a Marion County Grand Jury for carrying a concealed firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of controlled substances, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, said Jeffrey Freeman, Marion County prosecuting attorney.

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Central Texas biker clubs call for anti-discrimination law

The Sons of Liberty Motorcycle club is calling on local bikers to advocate to the public for their clubs, and help support anti-profiling legislation.

(video) --- MILAM COUNTY, Texas — The Sons of Liberty Motorcycle Club is calling on their riders to help change public perception, and ultimately state law, to prevent club riders from being profiled as criminals. 

Dozens of bikers rallied at the Milam County courthouse Saturday after a local biker was arrested and changed with unlicensed carrying of a weapon. 

Court documents show Patrick Vaden had a hearing in Milam County on that charge in September.

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04
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St. Paul man gets 30 days for motorcycle gang attack on bouncer

One of the men involved in the assault of a bouncer at the St. Paul Saloon last fall was sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on probation for five years for his role in the incident.

Ramsey County District Judge Judith Tilsen sentenced Patrick Thomas Maykoski’s this week on one count of third-degree assault resulting in substantial bodily harm.

The sentencing comes about a month after the 50-year-old St. Paul man pleaded guilty. Two other felony counts, including committing a crime for the benefit of a gang, were dismissed.

Maykoski and three other men — Joseph Michael Prantner, 35, John George Johnson, 57, and Justin Raymon Wainner, 42, were accused of being involved in an attack on a bouncer at the St. Paul bar last Nov. 9. Authorities say the incident stemmed from the bouncer’s refusal to allow clothing representing the Hells Outcast gang in the establishment, according to criminal complaints filed in the case.

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Witnesses: Truck crossed road twice before it hit motorcyclists

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Witness accounts of a June crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire say the driver of a truck veered into the opposite lane of traffic at least twice before colliding with the oncoming bikers, according to a court document released Tuesday.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was driving erratically on westbound Route 2 on June 21, the witnesses told police. A man driving behind him said he remembered “dust being kicked up” when the truck and attached trailer went over the shoulder before the driver corrected the action. A short time later, the truck and trailer crossed over the yellow line twice and eventually “plowed” into the eastbound motorcyclists in Randolph, the man and other drivers said.

Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the crash.

The seven who died were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a New England group that includes Marines and their spouses.

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As more outlaw bikers show up, Wildwood considers canceling Roar to Shore

WILDWOOD — Bikers with the annual Roar to the Shore event may have overstayed their welcome.

Citing an increased presence of outlaw motorcycle gangs in recent years, officials here are considering canceling the event.

Though he's urging a wait-and-see approach, Commissioner Pete Byron said the event has undoubtedly changed.

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The annual Roar to the Shore brings thousands of motorcyclists to the Wildwoods this weekend. Friday Sept. 9, 2016. (Dale Gerhard/Press of City)

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Suspect arrested after another shooting on Hughes Street in Danville; residents are left on edge

(video) --- A man has been arrested Monday evening in connection to the shooting in Danville Sunday morning along Hughes Street.

According to Danville Police, Rayshawn Wa-Heim Bennett, 18, has been charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied building.

Danville Police say he was arrested without contest, and is being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. He has also been identified as the man reported as sustaining gunshot injuries in the original release.

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Several facing trial together for attempted homicide in Charleroi

Several men charged with attempted homicide were formally arraigned Friday afternoon in Washington County Court before Judge John DiSalle in connection with a brutal assault by alleged members of the Pagan Motorcycle Club last April in Charleroi.

The judge set Monday, Dec. 9, as the date for jury selection, and Deputy District Attorneys Leslie Ridge and Jason Walsh notified the defendants they are to be tried together, known as “joinder.”

Attorney Ryan Tutera, who represents Joseph Olinsky, 46, of McKeesport, expects to be defending another client in a homicide case Dec. 9 in Allegheny County Court.

He called the Washington County trial date of Olinsky and co-defendants “a paper date,” noting that the prosecution must diligently pursue trial for those who are incarcerated within 180 days of their arrests.

“It’s realistic from the Commonwealth’s perspective,” Walsh said. “We’re ready to go.”

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Brothers East or B*EAST: Who are they?

(video) --- LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -Seven people were arrested this week in connection with ATM thefts in the area. They were said to be members of an outlaw motorcycle gang most people around here had never heard about.

Local law enforcement officers say Brothers East or B*EAST is an outlaw motorcycle gang that started in Channelview, Texas about four years ago.

Calcasieu Sheriff’s gang expert, Captain Robbie Broussard, says Brothers East gang has about 200 members and allegedly engages in mostly property crimes.

“Thefts, motorcycle thefts, firearms and drugs,” says Broussard.

He says they do not have a foothold here and likely never will.

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26
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Bandido member from San Antonio gets 30 months in prison for threatening witness

(pics) --- A member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club was sentenced Thursday to 2½ years in prison followed by three years of federal supervision for retaliating against an informant who helped send the biker club’s top national leaders to prison.

Albert DeLeon, 45, pleaded guilty in May, admitting he threatened to kill a former member of the outlaw biker club, who was one of several government witnesses that helped the feds in their investigation of several high-ranking members, including Bandidos’ then-national president, Jeffrey Fay Pike of Conroe, and ex-national vice president John Xavier Portillo of San Antonio.

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