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05
Sep
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Bail reduced for third man held in biker club melee

FAIRMONT —Bail has been reduced for the third man who was taken into custody on charges in connection with a fight between two motorcycle clubs that occurred on Aug. 3 at the BFS Foods convenience store in White Hall.

Court records show bail for Jason “Jay Bird” Harris, 49, of Fairmont, was reduced from $1,000,012 to $750,000 during his recent preliminary hearing before Marion County Magistrate William T. Holmes in Fairmont.

Harris, who was taken into custody Aug. 23 without incident at an acquaintance's residence in Fairmont, was wanted by the White Hall Police Department for attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a felony.

He waived his preliminary hearing and the charges were bound over Sept. 3 to Marion County Circuit Court, according to court records.

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02
Sep
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Bay Area’s oldest black motorcycle club celebrates 60 years in Oakland

Oakland’s East Bay Dragons marks 60th year

(photo gallery) --- OAKLAND — Willie Harper still remembers the first time he saw the East Bay Dragons — then an emerging motorcycle club — roll through the streets of West Oakland.

It was around 1960. Four Dragons rode by on matching black-framed Harley Davidson choppers — so called because they had been stripped of any unnecessary parts, brought down to the bare frame with only the tank, headlight and motor. The bikes’ shiny chrome finish stood out against bright paint, each a different color. The men riding them had on polished boots and Levi jackets, blue jean pants and matching striped motorcycle helmets, Harper said.

Thu
29
Aug
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Several Bandidos cited in a traffic stop involving 16 motorcycles

Several members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club were cited when they entered Rapid City Thursday afternoon.

Community Relations Specialist Brendyn Medina with the Rapid City Police Department said the police were aware of a Bandido run through Rapid City this week.

"We have a plan in place to keep them and the residents of Rapid City safe during the run," Medina said. 

 

He said 16 motorcycles were pulled over for traffic violations as the group exited I-90 near Omaha. There were multiple traffic and concealed carry weapons violations issued during the mass traffic stop.

There were no further incidents after the citations were issued.

Tue
27
Aug
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Five years after double murder, last Kingsmen sentenced to prison

When the dust cleared on the criminal charges against them, 20 members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club stood accused of wrongdoing.

On Tuesday, the last of those Kingsmen was sentenced, ending a murder and conspiracy case that for years captured the public's attention.

Timothy Enix, second in charge of the organization, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the killings of fellow Kingsmen Daniel "DJ" Szymanski and Paul Maue.

"The fact is you were the leader of a violent motorcycle gang," U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford told Enix. "The reality is you were involved in organized crime and you were intimately involved in it."

Tue
27
Aug
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$1M bond set for Pagan motorcycle club member

FAIRMONT – Jason “Jay Bird” Edward Harris, 48, of Fairmont, is being held on a $1,000,012 bond on one count each of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Harris was one of four men who carried out a pre-planned attack on a New York man on Aug. 3 outside of the BFS Foods convenience store in White Hall.

During the fight, the attackers struck Kenneth Murphy of Hilton, N.Y. with a baseball bat, as well as cut and stabbed Murphy with a knife.

“This is based upon a police investigation which is supported by physical evidence, surveillance video, witness statements, and personal observations,” states the complaint.

Harris, a member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, was arrested Friday night in Fairmont after staff with the U.S. Marshals Service in Clarksburg received a confidential tip. Witnesses at the scene the day of the attack said Murphy was wearing a Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club jacket.

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Cullman Man arrested for shooting into an occupied dwelling

Cullman, Ala – Saturday night, August 24, 2019, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to a civil disturbance in the city of Good Hope after receiving a 911 call that an individual, later identified as Mr. Gregory Stuart Adams, 52 of Cullman, had shot multiple times at the former motorcycle club in the city of Good Hope and had fled the scene.

CCSO deputies and investigators arrived on scene to learn that the suspect, Mr. Adams, had been a former member of the club and not long after arriving Saturday night he began to argue with current members and they ask him to leave. The members thought the suspect, Mr. Adams, had left the premises so some of them began to leave as well, then at that time they saw Mr. Adams start shooting in their direction. The members, including women and children, ran for safety and took cover until the gunshots were over.

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24
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Fairmont man arrested in connection to motorcycle club stabbing

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WDTV Staff) -- The Northern District of West Virginia U.S. Marshals Service has reported that a Fairmont man accused in connection to a motorcycle club stabbing has been arrested.

Authorities say Jason "Jay Bird" Harris, 49, was taken into custody around 10:45 p.m. Friday and is charged with attempted murder among other charges.

The initial incident happened on August 4 and involved two Whitehall Outlaw Motorcycle clubs called the Pagan Motorcycle Club and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

The stabbing left one man injured

A tip led investigators to a home on Oregon Ave in Fairmont where the suspect was arrested.

Fairmont Police Department and the West Virginia State Police also assisted in the arrest.

Harris will be held at the North Central Regional Jail.

Thu
22
Aug
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3 accused in July 19 motorcycle club shooting in La Crosse

Three people are facing charges stemming from a July 19 shooting on La Crosse's North Side connected to the Society for Brotherhood motorcycle club, according to the La Crosse Police Department.

Police have referred Brandon T. Stemper, 31, Holmen, Javier Ortiz, 55, and Amber R. Peters, 25, for charges connected to the investigation, which began with a call at 10:02 a.m. at the Partners for Excellence School at 901 Caledonia St., which reported it's windows had been damaged overnight, according to police.

Police determined the windows had been shot out and located evidence of a shooting at a neighboring property: the Society for Brotherhood motorcycle clubhouse at 932 Caledonia St.

Police executed a search warrant at the clubhouse and collected a digital recorder for the surveillance camera system. The Wisconsin State Crime Lab located a recently deleted video showing the shooting.

Fri
16
Aug
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Reward increased for information on motorcycle club member's death

James William Earl was found shot to death in his Spring Hill driveway in January.

SPRING HILL, Fla. — An additional reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the unsolved killing of a Pasco County motorcycle club member.

On Jan. 16, James William Earl was found shot to death in his Spring Hill driveway. He was a member of the Pagan Motorcycle Club.

The motive, or if the shooting was related to his membership in the club, is unknown.

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15
Aug
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DA restricts future testimony from four Pittsburgh cops involved in bar brawl

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office will not accept testimony from the four Pittsburgh police detectives who last year brawled while undercover with members of the Pagans motorcycle club without corroboration from other officers.

The district attorney’s office learned July 31 that Detectives David Honick, Brian Burgunder, David Lincoln and Brian Martin — who had been on paid leave — were reinstated and reassigned from narcotics to the violent crime unit, according to a letter obtained Thursday by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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