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Man charged in fatal shootout at Satan's Sidekicks motorcycle clubhouse

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A man is charged in connection with the shooting that killed a man in the doorway of Satan's Sidekicks motorcycle clubhouse in the city's Collinwood neighborhood. 

Armand Green, 25, is charged with aggravated murder in Sunday's shooting that killed Mario King, 34.

Green is not in police custody and a warrant was issued Tuesday for his arrest.

The shooting happened about 4 a.m. Sunday at the motorcycle clubhouse on East 140th Street, south of Aspinwall Road. The clubhouse, in a former BF Goodrich building, is not marked and has signs that say "Member's Only." 

Green and King argued at the clubhouse and both men pulled out guns and fired shots at each other, according to police and court records.

Police found King dead in the doorway with multiple gunshot wounds to his head, neck and upper body, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.

It is unknown if Green was injured in the gunfire.

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Drug arrests up from last year

(lots of pics) --- Drug arrests are up and injury accidents are down from last year, according to Tuesday's statistics from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Thirty-two people have been arrested on felony drug charges this year, as opposed to 16 this time last year. 83 people have also been arrested on misdemeanor drug charges, as opposed to 71 this time last year.

While there have been 2 fatality crashes so far during the rally, there have been only 21 injury crashes this year, compared to 30 last year. Both fatal crashes occured on Saturday. 

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Second trial starts for man accused of shooting over parking space

(video) --- Jury selection is scheduled for Monday morning at the Miller County courthouse in Texarkana, Ark., for a man whose murder conviction and life sentence were overturned by a higher court.

Marvin Stanton, 52, was sentenced in May 2016 to life plus 15 years in the Sept. 25, 2015, shooting death of Jesse James Hamilton in the parking lot of the Raceway convenience store and gas station on State Line Avenue in Texarkana, Ark. In 2017, the Arkansas Supreme Court threw out the conviction in an opinion that ruled the jury heard testimony about prior aggressive, violent and intimidating conduct by Stanton that shouldn’t have been admitted.

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Sturgis 2018 motorcycle rally kicks off with chrome, celebrities and costumes

(photo gallery) --- STURGIS, South Dakota – The rumbling of thousands of v-twin engines says one thing: The annual pilgrimage known as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is officially underway.

The 78th rally — it was suspended during World War II due to gas shortages — is the world’s largest motorcycle event, drawing visitors from around the globe for 10 days. An estimated 500,000 people will participate in the rally that runs through Aug. 12.

Participants are here to ride their motorcycles along the winding roads of the Black Hills, to shop for all manner of biker-related gear, and to bask in a gas-fueled two-wheeled celebration of all that is loud, fast and shiny. 

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Twin Peaks defendant asks for postponement of Aug. 27 trial

An attorney for the next Twin Peaks shootout defendant scheduled for trial asked a judge Friday to postpone his trial date, set now for Aug. 27.

Judge Ralph Strother of Waco’s 19th State District Court, who was perturbed by the 11th-hour request, took the matter under advisement and set another hearing for biker Tom Modesto Mendez for Aug. 13.

Mendez, the Bandidos San Antonio chapter president, is represented by Mark Metzger, of Galveston. Mendez is charged with riot, a first-degree felony, in the May 2015 biker brawl at Twin Peaks that left nine dead and 20 injured.

Metzger and prosecutors Staci Scaman, Hilary LaBorde and Gabrielle Massey conferred with Strother in his chambers before Strother emerged to announce the defense requested a continuance in the 3-year-old case.

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Pre-rally crowd included gathering of 700 Hells Angels

STURGIS | This year’s pre-rally crowd of motorcyclists included an estimated 700 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, participating in their USA Run in the Black Hills.

Speaking at Friday’s news conference, the first daily meeting with reporters through the run of the 78th Sturgis motorcycle rally, Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said the gathering was a “mandatory run” for the Angels.

“What that means I guess they could tell you,” Merwin said. “So we did have a larger presence of Angels than we normally would have.”

“The run officially ends today (Friday),” he said. “Some will leave and some will stay.”

Merwin said the week preceding the official start of the Sturgis rally has been quiet in spite of the added influx.

“It’s been good,” he said. “We haven’t had any big issues.”

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Outlaw-affiliated bikers get jail, ordered to pay for barroom beating

(video) --- BAY CITY, MI -- Two Bay City bikers with ties to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club have received jail time for the beating of a man in a local bar.

Eric J. Kerkau, 47, and Arthur R. Miller, 33, appeared before Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill for sentencing on Monday, July 30. Both men in June pleaded guilty to assault with intent to cause great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony and the lone charge they each faced.

Gill sentenced both men to one year in jail. Gill gave Kerkau credit for 48 days already served in jail, but gave Miller zero days' credit.

Gill gave Miller until 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, to report to the Bay County Jail. Miller is also to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings three times a week, the judge ruled.

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State, Carrizal seek delay in Twin Peaks shootout retrial

Prosecutors and an attorney for Jacob Carrizal have agreed to postpone the retrial of the Twin Peaks biker shootout defendant, which had been set for Sept. 10.

In a joint motion for a continuance, Robert Moody, McLennan County first assistant district attorney, and Chris Lewis, Carrizal’s attorney, cite the volume of evidence Lewis needs more time to review, plus evidence federal prosecutors have agreed to share from the trial of two former Bandidos national leaders that both sides want to see.

Lewis signed on to represent Carrizal, the Dallas Bandidos chapter president, shortly after Carrizal’s first trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial in November. Carrizal is the first and only Twin Peaks defendant to stand trial so far in the May 2015 shootout that left nine dead and 20 wounded. He initially was represented by Casie Gotro, of Houston, who withdrew from the case after the mistrial.

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Fugitive stockbroker turned Hell's Angel accused of murdering and partially decapitating woman is extradited back to the US after seven years in an Argentinian jail

  • Paul Eischeid was arrested in 2003 on for murder, kidnapping and trafficking
  • Along with three others he was accused of killing Cynthia Garcia back in 2001
  • Because of his career as a stockbroker he was then placed under house arrest 
  • Eischeid managed to escape and was eventually caught in Argentina in 2011
  • He has been languishing in Argentinian jail for seven since he was arrested
  • The former Hell's Angel was flown back to Arizona this week to face charges

(pics) --- A Hell's Angels member accused of murdering and attempting to decapitate a woman in the desert has arrived back in the US from Argentina.  

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Owasso Bodycam Video Shows Arrest After Police Chase

(video) --- TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma -

Bodycam video released Tuesday, July 24th gives a first-hand look at the moments after an Owasso Police chase which ended with a motorcycle crash in Tulsa.

Police say Brooks Whiteside was going more than 100 miles per hour down Highway 169.

They say the bodycam didn’t capture the chase, and police don’t have dashcams, but his arrest is caught on camera.

“The motorcycle attempted to pass some cars on the right and got off the roadway into some gravel and grass and crashed,” said Jason Woodruff, Deputy Chief of Owasso Police Department.

Pictures on Facebook show Whiteside claims to be a part of the motorcycle gang the Mongols.

He doesn’t have a criminal history, but police say this isn’t the first time dealing with him and they found a loaded gun in a saddlebag.

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