Thu
29
Jun

Nampa motorcycle gang member sentenced for dealing meth

BOISE, ID - David Allen Oney Jr., 35, of Nampa was sentenced to ten years in federal prison Thursday for distributing methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez said. 

Oney will have to serve a five-year period of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and pay a $100 special assessment.

Oney entered his guilty plea March 28.

According to court documents, Oney, a self-proclaimed member of the Vagos motorcycle club, sold over 100 grams of pure methamphetamine over the course of three separate drug buys.  During the last sale, law enforcements agents discovered that Oney had brought his young daughter along. 

Oney had been held at the Ada County Jail while awaiting sentencing. During that time, Oney threatened the life of a deputy, struck another inmate in the head and attempted to manipulate his jail cell door, among other violations.

Wed
28
Jun

Twin Peaks biker named in three-count superseding indictment

The biker scheduled to be tried first for his alleged role in the Twin Peaks shootout was named Wednesday in a three-count superseding indictment.

A McLennan County grand jury charged Christopher Jacob Carrizal, 35, with one count of directing activities of a criminal street gang, a count of engaging in organized criminal activity with an underlying offense of murder and one count of engaging in organized criminal activity with an underlying offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna and his first assistant, Michael Jarrett, have made it clear that they want Carrizal, a Bandido from Dallas, to be the first in a long line of 155 bikers indicted after the May 2015 shootout to stand trial, even while passing over other bikers who were clamoring for quicker trial settings.

Carrizal’s trial is set to start Sept. 11 in Waco’s 19th State District Court.

Wed
28
Jun

Third biker arrested in slaying of rival gang member

LEESBURG – A third biker wanted in the murder of a rival biker during Leesburg Bikefest weekend was arrested Tuesday.

Miguel Angel Torres III, 37, of Rockledge was the Outlaw Motorcycle Club member who reportedly forced David Russell James Donovan and his fellow Kingsmen MC chapter members out of the Circle K.

Torres allegedly put a knife to Donovan’s throat, directed him to the corner of the building and forced him to his knees before another Outlaws member, Marc Edward Knotts, shot him in the back, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Donovan later died of his injuries at a hospital.

Torres was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The heavily tattooed Torres remained in the Lake County Jail on Wednesday morning without bail. Torres, who had a warrant out for his arrest, was taken into custody at the Lake County courthouse.

Tue
27
Jun

Suspected motorcycle gang member with lengthy record arrested after high speed chase

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WACH) - A suspected motorcycle gang member with a lengthy record was arrested after a high speed pursuit, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.

Forty-four-year-old Jody David Fogle was arrested after a high speed chase on Interstate 20, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews.

Matthews had just completed a traffic stop when he said he saw a motorcycle approaching him from behind at a high rate of speed.

The motorcycle was being driven by Fogle and Matthews was able to determine that the motorcycle was traveling at 101 mph. Matthews then attempted to make a stop by activating his blue lights and siren.

Fogle didn’t stop, however, but increased his speed to about 104 mph and continued eastbound on I-20 before exiting at the rest area on I-20 between US 601 and US 521.

Fri
23
Jun

Judge sets trial date for biker arrested at Twin Peaks

Persistence paid off for Cody Ledbetter, a biker arrested after the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout who has tried to battle his way into the courtroom for a trial.

Ledbetter, of Waco, who has been passed over on two previous trial settings, was in court again Friday to seek a trial date as soon as possible. He didn't get the date he wanted, but he got a trial date, nonetheless.

Ledbetter, a former member of the Cossacks group who saw his stepfather, Daniel Boyett, shot and killed at Twin Peaks, has had trial settings in May 2016 and September 2017. Those settings were passed by 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother at the request of the state and to the benefit of other Twin Peaks defendants also clamoring for their days in court.

Wed
21
Jun

Arrest made in Riverside fatal shooting of Orange County Hell’s Angels member

Riverside police arrested a suspect Wednesday, June 21, in the May 21 shooting of an Orange County Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang member in Riverside.

Officer Ryan Railsback on Wednesday afternoon confirmed to The Press-Enterprise that the arrest was made, but would not confirm the suspect’s name to prevent the investigation from being impacted.

More information regarding the arrest will be released at a press conference Thursday, Railsback said.

Earlier this month, police officials said the shooting was believed to be related to a feud between the Hell’s Angels and rival motorcycle gang the Mongols; the feud has been active for decades.

Wed
21
Jun

Motorcycle gang melee reported in Taylor

A reported melee in Taylor between more than two dozen motorcycle gang members prompted deluge of police to the Downvalley on Tuesday night, borough police said.

A caller to 911 said a group of “one-percenters” — a term that applies to motorcycle gang members associated with criminal activity — started a “pushing and shoving match” at Oak Street Express, 601 Main St., shortly before 10 p.m., Police Chief Stephen Derenick said.

A Taylor bar had hosted a “bike night” Tuesday and was packed with motorcycle enthusiasts, the chief said. A few reportedly started a fight and fled before police arrived. No charges have been filed. One person was arrested on unrelated drug charges, the chief said.

The fight, which reportedly did not involve weapons, drew a police response from the Downvalley communities, Scranton and the state police.

Tue
20
Jun

Man charged in 2016 Shorty's Place shooting pleads to lesser charges

WARREN — One of the three men charged in a gun fight June 18, 2016, among two area motorcycle clubs at Shorty’s Place tavern in Warren Township, has pleaded guilty to reduced charges and has agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of other cases.

James Gardner, 48, of Iowa Avenue Northwest, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan on Tuesday, pleading guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and several other charges, including two counts of complicity to felonious assault.

He could still get prison time, Judge Logan said.

He will be sentenced later.

In exchange, aggravated murder charges he previously faced will be dismissed.

The gun fight left two members of the Brothers Regime club dead and three other men wounded. Gardner and two other men charged are members of the Forever Two Wheelz motorcycle club.

Tue
20
Jun

Bar owner stands up to dozens of bikers

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - (VIDEO)

One man versus 3 dozen bikers.

A Bossier City bar owner stands his ground against dozens of bikers, telling them they're not welcomed at his establishment. And his encounter with the bikers, who were allegedly threatening to kill other bikers from another motorcycle club, was captured on surveillance video,  

"They act like 6-year-olds," says Ed Jackson, a retired Shreveport police officer of 20 years, talking about the biker gang mentality in general.

"If they ain't got a gang backing them up, they have no backbone."

Jackson bought this bar, now named Rack2Rack, located off I-20 near Diamond Jacks Boulevard about a year and a half ago.

"It was a Bandidos hangout. They don't like it now because they're not welcomed," explains Jackson.

Mon
19
Jun

Suspected Hell's Angels charged with attempted murder of a police officer

A suspected Hell's Angels member from Eaton is facing two attempted murder charges after investigators say he shot at a police officer during a car chase. 

The string of events leading to 36-year-old John Lockhart's arrest began just after midnight June 11 when someone on a black motorcycle shot through the back window of a passing SUV. 

About an hour later, a Milliken police officer spotted a motorcycle that matched the description from the earlier shooting and attempted to pull it over in Milliken, but the driver sped away. The officer heard what she thought was the sound of the motorcycle backfiring, but later found a bullet in the front grill of her patrol car. 

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