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Fourth man jailed in near-fatal motorcycle gang melee

FAIRMONT – A fourth man now faces a charge of attempted murder in the Aug. 3 near-fatal assault of a Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club member that occurred at BFS Foods in White Hall.

White Hall Police arrested Daniel Lester Ryan, 24, of Star City, after they obtained a warrant for his arrest on Dec. 10. Records show he has been in the North Central Regional Jail since Dec. 27 where his bond is set at $175,000.

Ryan is charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a felony in connection with the beat down of Kenneth Murphy of Hilton, New York.

Police described the melee as a fight between the Hells Angels and Pagan’s motorcycle clubs. At 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 3., a Monongalia Emergency Centralized Communication Agency 911 report stated there was “a fight/stabbing in Fairmont between Hells Angels club and Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, and that one of the Hells Angels members was being transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.”

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Judge sets Feb. 3 jury trial for two alleged Pagans accused of assault, homicide attempt

Jury selection in the case of two members of the Pagan Motorcycle Club who are charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault is scheduled for Feb. 3 in Washington County Court.

Judge John DiSalle informed defendant Matthew Vasquez, 31, of Monessen, of the date via video conference Monday morning. Vasquez participated from Washington County jail while his new attorney, Stephen Colafella, and Deputy District Attorney Jason Walsh were present in the courtroom.

Walsh said Vasquez is to stand trial with Joseph Olinsky III, 46, of McKeesport.

Both men are charged with an April 18 brutal assault on Troy Harris at the bar of the Slovak Club, 700 McKean Ave., Charleroi.

Prosecutors have not revealed a motive in the assault, but Harris left the Pagans to join a rival group known as Sutars Soldiers.

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Quiet Bronx neighborhood bedeviled by new Hells Angels headquarters

Roaring motorcycle engines and late-night carousing have bedeviled the once-quiet Bronx neighborhood where the Hells Angels have just set up their new New York headquarters.

The infamous motorcycle gang bought a two-story brick building in middle-class Throggs Neck, and a noisy gathering at the headquarters earlier this month disturbed neighbors.

“You could hear them, they were loud,” said Chris Fernandez, 36, whose home overlooks the new club at 241 Longstreet Ave. “Oh, my God, they were going the whole weekend, literally through the night.”

Fernandez said the group has been quiet since that weekend, though a man who identified himself as a club member told the Daily News on Monday the gang has continued to hold events.

Trouble seems to find the Angels wherever they go.

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20th Anniversary of Gettysburg Bike Week

PA (December 26, 2019) – This July, Gettysburg Bike Week will celebrate two decades of being one of the premiere motorcycle rallies in the country. This anniversary rally goes down at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA, and festivities kick off Thursday, July 9, 2020, and run through Sunday, July 12. To help GBW commemorate this auspicious occasion, event organizers have brought in some heavy-hitting musical acts.

“We’re really excited about our musical guests for this milestone,” says GBW event coordinator Kelly Shue. “Hard to believe it’s been 20 years—this year’s rally will be the biggest and best one yet, and I feel like we’re just getting started.”

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Hells Angels help save Christmas by donating thousands of toys to Angels of Long Island

Sometimes even angels need a Christmas miracle.

Debbie Loesch, founder of the Patchogue-based community outreach thrift store and group Angels of Long Island, was worried earlier this month when her warehouse was low on toys for their fifth annual toy giveaway. Every holiday season, the Angels of Long Island accept applications for local families who fell on hard times and need help giving their children gifts to put under the tree.

While she received a few dozen donations from the community, it just wasn’t enough compared to those in need of presents this holiday season.

“I had to stop accepting applications because I was worried about the lack of toys,” she said. Then she got a surprising phone call from another group of angels — the local chapter of the Hells Angels.

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‘Brothers of the Wheel’ Motorcycle Club gives back to local children

(video) --- PRINCETON (WVVA) -- The Chuck Mathena Center was packed Sunday as the 'Brothers of the Wheel' Motorcycle Club held its annual children's Christmas party.

The club teamed up with the DHHR to provide gifts for 219 local children. They also provided lunch for more than 90 families.

Everything was purchased through community donations -- and club members say the best part is giving back.

"We live here, we collect the money here, and we want to spend it here," said National VP of 'Brothers of the Wheel,' Doc Vaughan.

"I just want to thank the community for their support," said Highlands Chapter VP, Sarge Robinett. "We've had lawyers, bankers, businesses, individuals, anonymous donors that've donated to us -- and the kids seem happy today, so it's been well worthwhile."

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President of Outlaws Motorcycle Club Indicted on Firearms Charges

BOSTON — The regional president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston for possession of an unregistered firearm.

Bruce Sartwell, a.k.a. “Monster,” 48, of East Bridgewater, was indicted on one count of possession of an unregistered firearm. Sartwell was charged by criminal complaint and arrested in October 2019.

As alleged in the charging documents, Sartwell is the Regional President of the Brockton/East Bridgewater Chapters of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. On Oct. 19, 2019, agents intercepted a package originating in China and addressed to Sartwell that was declared as a “Fuel Filter” but actually contained a firearm silencer. A review of importation records revealed that Sartwell had received approximately 65 shipments from Asia (over 55 from China), many of which were labeled as innocuous items that could have been more easily and cheaply purchased in the United States. 

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County prosecutes Bandido member for riding with gun, license to carry

Should members of the Bandidos motorcycle club be allowed to carry a gun while riding? A local man is on trial in Milam county for doing just that.

MILAM COUNTY, Texas — Milam county went forward with prosecuting Patrick Lewis Vaden, a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, on Monday. This was after Vaden was accused of unlawfully carrying a weapon based on his affiliation with the Bandidos. 

Vaden was pulled over in Nov. of 2018 for going 67mph in a 60mph zone. He had a License To Carry and was carrying at the time of the stop.  

On Tuesday, just over 24 hours after jury selection, the case abruptly ended in a mistrial and an appeal. Defense attorney Kurt Glass told 6 News that Judge Steve Young ruled a mistrial after Glass refused to exclude a critical fact in the trial. 

"What we have to appeal is whether or not Mr. Vaden and his license to carry are able to be mentioned in front of the jury," Glass said. 

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1 injured in early-morning shooting at Fairfield motorcycle club

An early-morning shooting Sunday at a Fairfield biker club left one man injured.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 1:38 a.m. to a report of a shooting at Hell Lovers Motorcycle Club on Gary Avenue. Once on the scene, deputies learned a former member had been asked to leave.

Deputy Chief David Agee said the ex-club member pulled a gun and pointed it at a current club member. The club member then pulled his own weapon and fired at the ex-club member.

The injured man fled on foot. Deputies found him about a block away hiding in an abandoned house. Paramedics treated him on the scene, and he was then transported to a hospital. His condition is unknown, Agee said.

The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been announced.

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Local motorcycle club buys toys for children

EAGLE POINT, Ore.– A local motorcycle club is hoping to spread some Christmas joy this holiday to young kids across the valley.

The Rogue Valley chapter of the Brother Speed Motorcycle Club raised $6,000 for its second-ever Turkeys and Toys Run. The club donated 47 turkeys already to help feed those less fortunate.

On Saturday, members visited the Eagle Point Walmart where they used the money to buy as many toys as possible. Walmart even donated a gift card for the club to use to purchase more toys.

“Just feels great to give back to the community,” said Ky Waller, one of the members. “Getting people together to do a great thing. It just feels awesome.”

All of the toys will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul. The club says it wants to keep expanding the toy run and it hopes to raise $10,000 next year. The club is also looking at starting another fundraiser in the summer so they can purchase some bicycles to donate to kids.

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