Thu
20
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

Lift the curtain of secrecy surrounding Mongols motorcycle club and you discover the outlaw way, and much more

Bikers battle to keep their distinctive logo, dig deep to pay $500,000 fine

(photo gallery) --- When the feds last month slapped the Mongols — one of this nation’s most feared motorcycle clubs — with a half-million-dollar fine, it appeared to be just a tap on the wrist for these self-proclaimed outlaws.

After all, the Mongols could do what many bankers, lawyers and investors do when they get in trouble — create a legal smokescreen, declare bankruptcy, close down, launch another business.

But hiding in fear and trashing what you built isn’t the Mongol way.

Even after the hefty levy at federal court in Santa Ana, the Mongol motto remains, “Bigger, better, stronger!”

Wed
19
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

Brooklyn Center man admits spraying gunfire at Minneapolis bar, killing

He was mad after the bouncer kicked him out, prosecutors said.

A Brooklyn Center man has admitted to indiscriminately shooting into a crowd outside a north Minneapolis bar and killing a man.

Anthony E. Cannady, 48, of Brooklyn Center, pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County District Court to one count of second-degree murder and three counts of second-degree assault in connection with the shooting of Steven L. Fields, 42, on Sept. 7 in the parking lot of Cliff and Norm's bar in the 2000 block of N. Washington Avenue.

The plea deal between prosecutors and the defense calls for Cannady to be sentenced to a term of 11⅔ years. With credit for time in jail since his arrest, Cannady will serve about 7⅓ years in prison and the balance on supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for July 10.

Wed
12
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

RI Hells Angel's president arrested in Providence on felony assault charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — The president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angel’s was arrested on felony assault charges in Providence on Wednesday, according to authorities.

Rhode Island State Police said 28-year-old Joseph M. Lancia, 28, of Greenville, was arrested as part of an investigation into reports of shots being fired near the Hells Angels Motorcycle Clubhouse located on Messer Street in Providence.

Authorities converged outside the motorcycle club, where Lancia was taken into custody without incident.

State police said a search warrant was later executed at the clubhouse.

Lancia was taken to state police headquarters, where he was processed and held.

He is scheduled for arraignment at Sixth Division District Court in Providence on Thursday.

State police said the investigation is ongoing investigation, adding that more charges might be pending.

Tue
11
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

Bond reduced to $150K for Prairie Rattlers member accused of manslaughter in May death

A judge reduced the bond for a 26-year-old man accused of manslaughter to $150,000, on Tuesday, June 11, but refused to lower it as much as a defense attorney requested.

Justin Crites was charged last week with manslaughter, a class B felony, in connection with the death of 57-year-old Jay LePage in early May following an altercation outside The Shop Bar in Williston. On Friday, a judge set Crites' bond at $250,000.

On Tuesday, Jeff Nehring, who represented Crites at a bond hearing, asked Northwest District Judge Kirsten Sjue to lower the bond to $20,000 and order Crites to wear a GPS monitor. Nehring said the original bond was too high for multiple reasons.

Tue
11
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

DA: Third member of biker gang charged in death of Warren County veteran

McMINNVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Warren County District Attorney's Office confirms a third man was charged in the death of a veteran.

John Cherry, 65, of Murfreesboro is charged with criminal homicide in the death of Tennessee National Guard vet Dennis Carter.

 
 

Investigators said Carter was at the Rebel's Motorcycle Club on Pike Hill Road on Saturday, June 1 when 27-year-old Kate Prichard reportedly shot and killed him. Prichard is facing criminal homicide charges along with 53-year-old Timothy Baer.

Sat
08
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

Police looking for 'Hulk' in Longhorn Steakhouse double slaying

Clarksville Police are looking for a suspect who goes by the street name "Hulk" in the motorcycle gang slaying of two men at Longhorn Steakhouse on Wednesday night.
 

Police have secured homicide warrants for Michael Clarence "Hulk" Craft, 36. Craft is white, 6 feet tall, 290 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, according to police spokesman Jim Knoll. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

There have been multiple locations searched and he has not been found, Knoll said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the two men were shot in the restaurant parking lot. James Ramsey, 37, and John Allgood, 53, both of Clarksville, died from their wounds.

Fri
07
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

Hells Angels Clubhouse Sells For $7.75 Million, Records Show

Property records show the old Hells Angel clubhouse sold for $7.75 million.

EAST VILLAGE, NY — The Hells Angels old clubhouse sold for $7.75 million, EVGrieve reported Thursday.

The New York City chapter of Hells Angels, which has been housed at 77 E. Third St. since the 1970s, officially sold its longtime clubhouse, per property records. EVGrieve first reported the official sale.

The Hells Angels sold its East Village digs to Ariel Soudry of Better Living Properties, who signed records dated May 17. In February, a Memorandum of Contract was signed by the apparent buyer, Nathan Blatter of Whitestone Realty Group, a real estate investment firm.

Fri
07
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

Police: Punch from a Prairie Rattler member caused 57-year-old to hit his head on the sidewalk after an argument at The Shop Bar in May

An argument between two women at a bar in downtown Williston led to a series of events that ended with a 57-year-old dying days later in a Minot hospital.

Police say that 26-year-old Justin Crites, also known as Preacher, attacked Jay LePage early on the morning of May 4 at The Shop Bar. Crites was charged Friday with manslaughter, a class B felony.

LePage had a broken jawbone and a preliminary autopsy found the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the back of the head, according to court documents.

LePage and his wife, Colleen, had gone to The Shop just before closing time early on May 4 to have a drink, and outside the bar, Colleen LePage got into an argument with Jennifer Young, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court. During the argument, Crites stepped in and told Colleen LePage not to disrespect his family.

Fri
07
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

4th motorcycle club member files lawsuit over fight with police officers

PITTSBURGH - A new lawsuit has been filed in the bar brawl between motorcycle club members and undercover Pittsburgh police officers.

This is the fourth lawsuit filed by a member of the Pagans motorcycle club stemming from that October fight at Kopy’s Bar on the South Side.

The Pagans claim the officers had been drinking all night and taunting them. They also say the officers started the brawl. 

Criminal charges against the four Pagans were dismissed, and the officers have been on paid suspension since the fight.

In this newest lawsuit, Bruce Thomas claims the officers used excessive force and he's accusing them of malicious prosecution and false arrest. 

Wed
05
Jun
THUMPERRRR's picture

Defendant in shooting death of Pomona SWAT officer testifies he fired a warning shot, thought Mongols were breaking in

LOS ANGELES — A man charged with killing a Pomona SWAT officer testified Wednesday that he fired a “warning shot” because he feared members of a motorcycle club to which he belonged were trying to break into his family’s home in San Gabriel and he did not know that police were at the front door.

Testifying in his own defense, David Martinez said, “I would never fire at police or law enforcement ever. I have family that’s (in) law enforcement.”

Pages