Fri
26
Apr
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Fight breaks out between motorcycle gangs at O’Fallon dealership

Members of two outlaw motorcycle gangs got into a fight Thursday night at a Harley Davidson dealership, O’Fallon police say.

Around 6 p.m., police were called to a fight in progress at the business in the 1500 block of Greenmount Road, a news release from Capt. James Cavins stated. The dealership was hosting an event.

When police arrived, the fighting had stopped, according to the release. It was determined that approximately 5 to 10 members of two gangs, the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club and the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, and associates of the gangs, were involved in a physical fight.

According to the release, no injuries were reported and all parties refused medical treatment. The event was shut down for safety reasons, and there were no further incidents.

Thu
25
Apr
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EPD identify suspect in motorcycle club shooting

(video) --- There are new details in a shooting we first told you about late Wednesday.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. at Grim Reaper Motorcycle Club on Diamond Avenue. Evansville Police say the suspect is Cale Winternheimer, 47, of Evansville.

Police say he drove his truck into the building then got out and went inside the club. The club members shot at Winternheimer, but missed him.

According to EPD, Grim Reaper members then fought him off with pool sticks and held him at gunpoint until officers took him into custody.

Our camera crew saw Winternheimer being taken away on a stretcher.

As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, he has not been booked into jail as he remains hospitalized.

Mon
22
Apr
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3 men arraigned following raid at Everett clubhouse affiliated with Pagan Motorcycle Club

EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - Three men were arraigned Monday following a raid at an Everett clubhouse affiliated with the Pagan Motorcycle Club, officials say.

On Friday at about 10:15 p.m., police executing a search warrant at the clubhouse on Orient Avenue allegedly identified approximately 12 Pagan Motorcycle Club members wearing their club affiliation patches and insignia and multiple other occupants in the clubhouse, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett police.

A search of the clubhouse revealed an illegal cash bar and four illegally possessed semi-automatic handguns with loaded magazines as well as a separate magazine containing ammunition, officials say.

James Snow, 28, of Tewksbury, was arrested and charged with two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a large capacity feeding device, two counts of illegal possession of ammunition, and two counts of improper storage of a firearm.

Wed
17
Apr
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2 Kingsmen Motorcycle Club members sentenced in federal court

Men from Florida, Tennessee were previously convicted of RICO conspiracy.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Two members of a New York motorcycle club convicted of RICO conspiracy received their sentences, according to the office of U.S. Attorney for Western New York James Kennedy on Wednesday.

Joseph Michael Long, 40, of Maryvale, Tennessee, will serve 27 months in prison.

Timothy Haley Sr., 63, of Dunnellon, Florida, received three years of supervised release, which includes eight months of home detention.

Both men were admitted members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club.

Former Kingsmen Motorcycle Club President David Pirk and member Andre Jenkins were sentenced in March for the 2014 execution-style killings of Paul Mae and Daniel Szymanski. Authorities say the victims were shot behind the KMC clubhouse in North Tonawanda as part of a feud among club members.

Sat
13
Apr
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Man, 37, shot outside Inkster motorcycle club

A 37-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in front of a motorcycle clubhouse in Inkster Saturday morning, Michigan State Police report. 

Police were called at 5:15 a.m. to the 3200 block of Middlebelt Road, near the Inkster Cobras Motorcycle Club, for a non-fatal shooting, according to the Michigan State Police Twitter page. MSP said Inkster Police received a fight call from the club earlier in the night, and the shooting is not believed to be a random incident. 

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This is at least the second recent case of a shooting happening near a motorcycle club in metro Detroit. Last month, three men were shot at the Boogie Down Motorcycle Club on Detroit's east side. 

Fri
12
Apr
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Motorcycle group member arrested for assaulting hotel security guard

WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston police say a man wanted on a warrant for assaulting a hotel security guard has been arrested.

Law enforcement say 52-year-old Michael McCreary was arrested Friday afternoon after being charged with aggravated assault.

Police say on the evening of April 6, a motorcycle club was having a party at a Williston hotel when a security guard intervened in a fight between two members of the group.

Court documents show the security guard was pushed, surrounded by a group of men and told to stay out.

That's when police say McCreary used a foot-long metal flashlight to hit the security guard in the head, causing a large bleeding wound to the security guard's forehead.

Officers say McCreary ran from the scene.

McCreary is in the Williams County jail, his bond has not yet been set.

Thu
11
Apr
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‘Star witness’ in Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club racketeering, murder case is man who dealt fatal blow, lawyer says

The star government witness in the torture-style killing of a former Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club member is the man who wielded the fatal blow with a baseball bat strike to the head, a defense lawyer said in court Thursday.

The prosecution’s case largely rests on the words of the actual murderer, Tiler Evan Pribbernow, who has cooperated with the government, said attorney Matthew Schindler, who represents one of the co-defendants in the case.

Schindler called it “outrageous” that prosecutors would allow Pribbernow to plead guilty to only racketeering to leverage his testimony against others. The deal allows Pribbernow to avoid accountability for the killing and save his own life by avoiding a potential death sentence, the lawyer said.

“Tiler Pribbernow did it because he’s a lunatic. That’s why,” Schindler said. “We’ve seen one witness statement, and that statement is the statement of the murderer. … He killed this guy.”

Wed
10
Apr
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Hell in Clemson? Hells Angels set to come to Clemson this summer

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CLEMSON — The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, classified by the U.S. Department of Justice as an “outlaw motorcycle gang,” is coming to Clemson this summer.

Approximately 750 members of the motorcycle club and their families are scheduled to come to the city July 29-Aug. 2 as part of the club’s annual summer rally, according to city and chamber officials.

Tue
09
Apr
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Pagan’s motorcycle gang leader from Port Orange gets 11 years in meth bust

A Port Orange man who was a leader of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Cub was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in federal prison for his role in a meth distribution conspiracy, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Brian “Sledge” Burt, 47, pleaded guilty on Jan. 16 to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orlando.

[READ MORE: Key West man found guilty of conspiring to supply members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club with meth.]

[READ MORE: Members of Pagan’s Motorcycle Club in Volusia, Flagler rounded up.]

Mon
08
Apr
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‘He will burn’: Victim’s mother reacts to Chittum’s murder conviction

EDWARDSVILLE — Former Alton resident Brandon Chittum may spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury Monday found him guilty of first-degree murder, but the victim’s mother has an additional punishment in mind.

“He will burn in he—,” said Elizabeth Kovach, the murder of victim Courtney Coats after the hearing. “It’s been a very long time, too long; I’m so happy he was convicted on all three counts.”

Chittum, 35, a former member of the Alton Outlaws motorcycle club, was found guilty of dismembering a human body and concealment of a homicidal death, in addition to the murder charge.

State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said his office, including assistant state’s attorneys Crystal Uhe and Lauren Heischmidt have been fighting for the victim and her family.

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