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Police arrest alleged motorcycle gang member charged in connection with brawl slaying

A man who was previously charged with second-degree murder in connection to a slaying that allegedly occurred during a brawl between rival motorcycle gangs last summer was arrested Thursday.

Leon Anthony Harris was booked into the Tulsa County Jail in lieu of a $515,000 bond. In addition to the murder charge, Harris was charged in September with aggravated assault and battery and a gang-related offense.

Harris was one of five men who prosecutors say were involved in an assault at Torchy’s Briar Patch, 1111 S. 124th East Ave., on June 3. The assault resulted in the shooting death of 49-year-old James Mitchell, while a second man was hospitalized with a severe head injury.

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1 Pittsburgh cop involved in bar brawl with Pagans reassigned

One of four Pittsburgh police officers involved in a bar brawl last month with members of the Pagans motorcycle club has been reassigned while the investigation continues, officials said Wednesday.

Mayor Bill Peduto earlier Wednesday said multiple officers had been reassigned. A spokesman for the mayor later said only one officer had been given new duties.

It was not clear which of the four officers had been reassigned, only that he remained in the narcotics and vice unit. Police Chief Scott Schubert could not be reached.

Detectives David Honick, David Lincoln, Brian Burgunder and Brian Martin were working an undercover detail when they arrived at Kopy’s on South 12 th Street around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Six members of the Pagans arrived about four hours later. An argument between several of the detectives and at least one Pagan escalated into a brawl at about 12:40 a.m. Oct. 12.

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Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura defends Mongols Motorcycle Club in federal court in Orange County

His testimony was part of an ongoing federal racketeering trial

Former Minnesota governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse Ventura testified in a Santa Ana courtroom Wednesday about his longstanding membership in the Mongols Motorcycle Club, defending the organization against government allegations that it has operated as a criminal enterprise.

Ventura, the highest profile member of the Mongols, took the stand as an expert witness in the midst of an ongoing federal racketeering trial in which prosecutors are attempting to gain control over the motorcycle club’s trademark name, a move that would allow law enforcement to bar the bikers from wearing the patches that adorn their vests.

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Ex-Bandidos biker sentenced two years after testifying against crime bosses

A high-ranking member of the Bandidos biker gang turned government witness was rewarded Monday with a relatively light sentence by a Houston federal court.

William Gerald “Big G” Ojemann, of Houston, was handed a two-year prison sentence for drug possession after dishing on the inner workings of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club and the crime bosses behind it.

During a lengthy racketeering trial earlier this year in San Antonio, Ojemann testified that he and other outlaw gang members carried out orders from former Bandidos President Jeffrey Fay Pike and his second-in-command, John Xavier Portillo. Those orders, according to Ojemann, included violent assaults and intimidation of rivals and fellow Bandidos.

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Motorcycle gang member pleads guilty to conspiracy charge; murder charge dismissed

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A member of a motorcycle gang who was facing charges including murder pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to conduct and participate in activities of a racketeering enterprise.

Tiler Evan Pribbernow of Portland pleaded guilty in court Nov. 7. His additional charges including murder and kidnapping will be dismissed as part of his plea agreement.

Pribbernow, along with Mark Leroy Dencklau of Woodburn and Earl Deverle Fisher of Gresham, were indicted by a federal grand jury in July.

 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon alleged the men kidnapped and murdered Robert Huggins in 2015 to “maintain and advance their positions” in the Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club.

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Man Enters Plea To Break-In That Led To Motorcycle Club Fire

A plea has been entered by the man charged with a break-in at the Scorpions Motorcycle Club in Lyon Township.

40-year-old Kinley Rae-Thomas Kelm pleaded no contest last week in Oakland County Circuit Court to charges of breaking and entering with intent, larceny of firearms, being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearms. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is considered as such at sentencing.

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Hellbent bikers provide security to Camp Fire evacuees at Chico church

CHICO — When members of the 823 Hellbent Motorcycle Club of Chico rode up to East Avenue Church just days after the Camp Fire began, they weren’t expecting what they saw.

What they expected was a few dozen evacuees. What they saw was hundreds living in fear and chaos.

The bikers had come to drop off 50 of about 100 hygiene kits they’d organized and assembled. They found hundreds of people who’d fled to the church as an unofficial shelter. The men left all 100 of their kits with volunteers, and understanding that it would barely make a dent in the need, they found the church’s pastor, Ron Zimmer to ask, what can we do?

What was needed — desperately — was security, Zimmer explained. Those first days were hectic and unorganized and everything was up for grabs if you got there first. The church volunteers were trying to keep everyone in order but they could only do so much and the Chico Police Department could only come out so many times during the day.

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Hells Angels bell ringers won't be allowed to volunteer again, Salvation Army says

Controversial “Aryan” patches worn by bell-ringing volunteers in Valparaiso do not match Salvation Army values, officials from the charity said Sunday.

Two days after images of bell ringers sporting controversial patches on leather jackets outside the Valparaiso Walmart went viral on social media, the Salvation Army released a statement on the matter. 

Lt. Christopher Nicolai, of The Salvation Army of Porter County, said in a written statement Sunday that the bell ringers in question, members of a local Hells Angels motorcycle club, violated the charitable organization's dress code and would not be allowed to do bell ringing in the future.

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Local motorcycle clubs collect more than 20K pounds of food for homeless shelter

FINDLAY (WTOL) - Just in time for the holidays, a local homeless shelter has received a huge donation.

The Findlay City Mission is the only homeless shelter in Hancock County. They serve, on average, 40-50 lunches and 60-80 dinners daily.

Going into the holiday season, the local American Outlaw motorcycle club chapter decided to help the mission out with a food drive.

With only 6 weeks notice to spread the word and setup a concert, they ended up collecting just short of 21,000 pounds of food.

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Motorcycle Club Member Sues City, Police Officers Over Bar Brawl

(video) --- PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A member of a motorcycle club, who was seriously hurt in a bar fight with undercover Pittsburgh Police officers, is now suing the city.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Frank DeLuca claims in his lawsuit that the officers were drunk, aggressive and provoked the brawl.

Frank DeLuca suffered face and head trauma.

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