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Authorities arrest man charged in Akron shooting. He was on run for more than a month

AKRON — U.S. Marshals in northern Indiana arrested Monday evening a man who is believed to be a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and had been on the run since April after he cut off his court ordered ankle monitor, according to a news release.

In September 2018, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Robert Lee Greathouse, 53, who was facing charges of felonious assault after a shooting in Akron. Members of the task force tracked Greathouse to a rural cabin in Cadiz. Two pistols and a rifle were found in the home at the time of his arrest.

In April, Greathouse was given a short term furlough prior to beginning his prison sentence on the felonious assault case.

Mon
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60 years for ‘calling shots’ in grisly death

A judge has sentenced a man to 60 years in prison after hearing a video statement of the defendant giving a detailed description of how he helped dismember and dispose of the body of a woman found in Greene County in 2013.

Brandon Chittum, 36, formerly of Alton, was sentenced Friday by Associate Judge Neil Schroeder after prosecutors introduced a taped statement that was excluded from the trial in which Chittum was found guilty of first-degree murder, dismembering a human body, and concealing a homicidal death.

Chittum was found guilty under the accountability theory, which holds that he helped participate in the act and was accountable for the acts of co-defendant Patrick Chase, who admitted to carrying out the killing.

Assistant Madison County State’s Attorney Crystal Uhe argued that Chittum deserved the same 70-year sentence as Chase was given for the crime. She had argued during the trial that Chittum coached Chase in killing Coats, his then-girlfriend.

Fri
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May
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Some Bikefest attendees unsure if they will return to festival

Major Cook kicked his feet up as he relaxed on his motorcycle beside Club Off the Hook Sunday night in Atlantic Beach.

“It’s less active,” said the Black Bike Week veteran who’s attended for more than a dozen years. “That’s a bad thing.”

He blamed a heavier police presence and additional restrictions for what he thought was a smaller crowd in the town than in years past.

The member of Harlem Big Shots drove his bike about 14 hours to the area for Atlantic Beach Bikefest. His motorcycle club has roughly 300 members and about a fifth of them rolled into the Grand Strand for the gathering.

“I’m not coming back,” he said, before adding, “I said the same thing last year.”

Elsewhere on Atlantic Street, Tyrone Walker sat on his own bike with his young son Trey, who’s developed a fondness for motorcycles.


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May
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Upper Township man allegedly ran down biker, then fled scene

An Upper Township man is jailed for attempted murder after a motorcyclist was critically injured in an apparent hit and run.
The victim is in critical condition.
Police received multiple 911 calls at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, reporting that a possible road rage incident led to a crash involving a motorcycle, according to the affidavit obtained by BreakingAC.
A white Dodge Ram pickup fled the scene, witnesses said.
Officer Brian Miller saw a white Dodge Ram with minor damage to the front bumper stopped in traffic on Mays Landing-Somers Point Road near Old River Road, the report states.
When Miller stopped the truck, driver Noah Frost said he knew nothing about the damage and that the truck was probably struck while parked in the Harrah’s Atlantic City parking garage, according to the affidavit .

Mon
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May
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Rolling Thunder rides through nations capital for last "Freedom Ride" on Memorial Day weekend

(video) --- WASHINGTON D.C. -- For some, it’s a day to celebrate, for others it’s a day to mourn and reflect. But some take to their motorcycles, in fact, thousands of people revved up their motorcycle engines in our nation’s capital to celebrate this Memorial. Rolling Thunder, a national advocacy group of riders, is a group that helps bring full accountability for prisoners of war and missing in action service members of all U.S. wars. Group organizers say this year may have been their last tribute.

Fri
24
May
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'Unwanted:' Once again, bikers flock to Myrtle Beach. Once again, some feel targeted

Downtown Myrtle Beach was popping Thursday night as bikers blasted Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” up and down Ocean Boulevard, along with Drake, Nelly, 2Pac and other hip hop and rap mainstays. 

Women on the sidewalks swayed their hips if the music was right. One man even hopped off his bike for an impromptu dance performance in the middle of Ocean Boulevard.

Paul Lynch leaned back onto his Big Dog motorcycle just outside the Diplomat Motel and smiled as bikes rumbled past, enjoying the last night on Ocean Boulevard before dealing with the threat of the 23-mile traffic loop.

The Bennettsville biker smiled.  

“It never gets old,” he said. “There’s something new every year.”

Despite their merriment, some bikers remain frustrated.

Music nearly drowned out Lynch’s voice as he vented about changes he’s noticed implemented in the boulevard area.

Fri
24
May
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'Unwanted:' Once again, bikers flock to Myrtle Beach. Once again, some feel targeted

Downtown Myrtle Beach was popping Thursday night as bikers blasted Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” up and down Ocean Boulevard, along with Drake, Nelly, 2Pac and other hip hop and rap mainstays. 

Women on the sidewalks swayed their hips if the music was right. One man even hopped off his bike for an impromptu dance performance in the middle of Ocean Boulevard.

Paul Lynch leaned back onto his Big Dog motorcycle just outside the Diplomat Motel and smiled as bikes rumbled past, enjoying the last night on Ocean Boulevard before dealing with the threat of the 23-mile traffic loop.

Fri
24
May
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Law-abiding outlaws: Trademark protection the Hells Angels way

The US Department of Justice considers the Hells Angels to be an organised crime syndicate, yet the motorcycle club is pretty astute when it comes to staying on the right side of IP law.

The Hells Angels name generates a distinctive image in most people’s minds; typically, one of black leather, beards and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. But, despite its rebellious and sometimes violent reputation, the worldwide motorcycle club founded in California over 70 years ago, has taken a shrewd approach to its legal rights, creating the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation (HAMC) to register, protect and enforce its IP rights.

Fri
24
May
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Motorcycle Gang Territory Disagreement Leads To Fight At Bike Blessing

A man who claimed that Harrison is Iron Horsemen territory is now facing assault charges.

(Harrison, Oh.) - A disagreement over biker gang territory allegedly led to a fight at a bike blessing in Harrison earlier this month.

The Harrison Press reports a bike blessing was being held at the Harrison American Legion on May 5. Harrison Police were called to investigate an assault at the event.

Jeffrey S. Raisor, 56, told another rider that he could not wear an Outlaw shirt on Iron Horsemen territory. When the other rider did not remove his Outlaw shirt, Raison allegedly punched him.

Raisor then allegedly punched the victim’s girlfriend in the face. The man ran to help his girlfriend and was knocked to the ground by Raisor.

Raisor allegedly called the woman derogatory names and told her to shut up.

Wed
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May
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Plainville’s Central Cafe shut down after fight between rival biker gangs

PLAINVILLE — Central Café has been ordered to close indefinitely after police say a fight broke out between two biker gangs, resulting in motorcyclists fleeing the scene in an unsafe manner.

Plainville Police Chief Matthew Catania reported that two similar incidents have occurred at the bar recently and stated that “it is not likely that we have seen the last of this type of behavior at this location,” according to a letter to restaurant permittee Shirley Papallo from Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull.

“Based upon the foregoing, DCP finds that public health, safety and welfare imperatively requires emergency action … and orders your café liquor permit suspended immediately and premises closed,” Seagull wrote in the letter. Papallo did not immediately respond to email requests for comment.

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