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Mom wants answers one year after Waco biker melee: 'Who killed my son?'

WACO - Rain or shine, Yvonne Reeves visits the makeshift shrine and sits, sometimes for hours, a few feet from where her son drew his last breaths as he was shot in the back of the head.

 

His nickname, "Chain," is painted on the asphalt parking lot.

His 10-year-old son traced an outline of his hand on the ground as if to wave goodbye.

"I don't know why I come here," Reeves said recently, as the wind caught her long gray hair. "I've been telling myself I don't want to come here, but I still come."

She combs through the rolling papers, wooden cross and other offerings to the dead left at the shrine, and calls Waco police detectives regularly with a message.

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Court allows biker statements in gang shootout

DAYTONA BEACH — More than three years after a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Seminole County left three bikers dead, including one from Tavares, an appeals court Friday rejected a gang member's arguments that police improperly got information from him before reading required Miranda rights.

The ruling by the 5th District Court of Appeal overturned a lower-court decision that suppressed statements of David "Tin Man" Maloney, a member of the gang known as the Philly Warlocks who faces an attempted-murder charge.

The Philly Warlocks and a rival gang known as the Florida Warlocks got into a shootout in September 2012 outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Winter Springs, resulting in the deaths of three members of the Florida Warlocks, according to Friday's ruling.

Killed were Harold “Lil’ Dave” Liddle, 46, of Tavares, David “Dresser Dave” Jakiela, 52, of Orlando and Peter “Hormone” Schlette, 50, from Denham Springs, Lousiana.

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Motorcycle club member sentenced for Molotov cocktails

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Belding man found with Molotov cocktails in his car has been sentenced to four months in federal prison.

Kevin Bert Fenton, 35, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker to two years on supervised release once the prison term ends.

Fenton had pleaded guilty to possessing an unregistered destructive device.

He was arrested Oct. 19 by Wyoming police in a traffic stop on 44th Street SW near Clay Avenue.

Police detected the odor of gasoline in the car and found five glass bottles filled with gasoline and canola oil and a rag for a fuse, records showed.

The government said Fenton "committed this offense for the club." The government linked him to the club through text messages, call records and bond payments, records showed. Authorities did not detail what he intended to do with Molotov cocktails.

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Convicted motorcycle gang members waiting for punishment

Five members of a Macomb County-based motorcycle gang who were convicted of criminal charges more than a year ago still haven’t been sentenced for their crimes.

 

Five members of the Devil’s Diciples Motorcycle Club were found guilty by a federal jury of conspiring to conduct a criminal enterprise, aka racketeering, and conspiring to make and distribute methamphetamine in February 2015 following a several-month trial in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

 

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I-Team: Hillsborough firefighter says he's an Outlaw but not bar fighter

(VIDEO)-A Hillsborough County firefighter and emergency medical technician who also acknowledges membership in an outlaw motorcycle club is facing a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer after a weekend incident in St. Petersburg.
 
The arrest of Clinton N. Walker, 32, of Bradenton, follows just days after an ABC Action News I-Team report about two fire captains, including another member of his Hillsborough department, serving as presidents of local chapters of outlaw motorcycle clubs identified by federal authorities as criminal gangs.
 
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City of Painesville says it will approve motorcycle club insignia design on headstone

PAINESVILLE, OH - The city of Painesville has agreed to approve the artwork on a headstone at Riverside Cemetery as soon as the monument company re-submits a sketch of the artwork that was left off the original application.

Family and friends were upset earlier when a letter was sent to the monument company who designed and produced Richard Cody's headstone. Cody was a member of the South Madison Motorcycle Club, and had requested the club's insignia be etched into the stone.

***Watch Fox 8's original story,***

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Police serve search warrants at Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Clubhouse in 2015 homicide case

Detectives served a search warrant at the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club's clubhouse Friday morning as part of a homicide investigation from last year.

Six people were indicted last week in the man's death.

Loggers found the body of Robert Lee Huggins, 56, last July in Ridgefield, Washington - about 25 miles north of Portland. He died from multiple blunt and sharp-force injuries.

Detectives haven't released many details surrounding the case, citing their ongoing investigation.

Police arrested four men with ties to the motorcycle club on murder charges. Two other people were charged with hindering prosecution.

State Police SWAT and the Washington County Sheriff's Office helped Portland Police homicide detectives serve a search warrant Friday morning at the Gypsy Joker's clubhouse near NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Fremont Street.

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New Details in Fatal Iron Order-Mongols Motorcycle Expo Brawl: "F*ck Him Up"

Last month, as we reported, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced that it would not be filing any charges in the January brawl during the Colorado Motorcycle Expo at the National Western complex even though one person was killed and a number of others were injured.

Now, as if to prove that the DA's office didn't make this decision lightly, authorities have released a 195-page report (see it below) outlining the investigation in extraordinarily minute detail.

Despite all of this documentation, the inquiry was clearly hobbled by a lack of cooperation from the Mongols, one of the two motorcycle clubs involved in the chaos — and the MC with which the dead man, Victor Mendoza, was affiliated.

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I-Team: Uncovering the Tampa Bay firefighters who run with criminal motorcycle gangs

When organized crime groups, civil service collide

TAMPA - The Department of Justice officially lists seven major motorcycle gangs (MCs) as “criminal enterprises” nationwide. The Outlaws and Pagans top that list and frequent national headlines with their involvement in drug trafficking, arson — and even organized murder

Both of these notorious MCs have members who live on salaries paid for by the taxpayers of Tampa Bay. While not suspected of any criminal activity themselves, firefighter captains in Pasco and Hillsborough counties aren’t just members in their local MC chapters — but serve as recognized leaders.

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Denver Police: Stairwell dispute starts motorcycle expo fight

DENVER - An argument over a claim to a stairwell led to a deadly shooting between two motorcycle club in Denver on January 30 where the motorcycle expo was being held at the National Western Complex.

9NEWS received a 195-page Denver Police report on the shooting where one man was shot and killed, four had been shot, one stabbed and two were assaulted. 

The shooting involved two motorcycle clubs, the Iron Order and the Mongols.

According to the report, the shooting happened over the Mongols laying claim to a stairwell just south of their booth.

According to the report, Iron Order members were standing on the stairwell and the landing.

Victor Mendoza, 46, died in that shooting. He was a member of the Mongols club.

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