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Mongols want judge in trademark case disqualified (image gallery)

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Mexican Don, of the Mongols South Bay Chapter, poses as motorcycle club members rally Saturday, March 29, 2013 at The House Lounge in Maywood in support of the Mongols who are facing a federal trial seeking to take away their trademark patch. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

Mexican Don, of the Mongols South Bay Chapter, poses as motorcycle club members rally Saturday, March 29, 2013 at The House Lounge in Maywood in support of the Mongols who are facing a federal trial seeking to take away their trademark patch. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-Ne

 

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'Warlord' of motorcycle club gets six-year prison sentence for role in armed robbery

To the people in Roodhouse, a small community of 1,800 in Greene County, Timothy Jackson was a family man, a hard worker and community-minded. He was the assistant chief of the town's volunteer fire department, serving under his father, who was the chief. He served a term as an alderman.

"He was the kind of guy who would have your back," Russell Iverson said. He worked with Jackson as a guard at the Illinois Department of Correction's Jacksonville Correctional Center for 15 years.

To members of the Liberty-based Midwest Percenters motorcycle club, Jackson was the club's "Warlord."

According to testimony given at the armed robbery trials of his fellow Midwest Percenters members, Jackson was the man who demanded that two members of the Tunnel Rats club give up their vests during an altercation at the intersection of 12th and Hampshire in Quincy on May 20, 2012.

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Shooting survivor testifies in Warlocks murder trial (video)

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —Testimony resumed on Thursday in the murder trial for Warlocks motorcycle club member David Maloney.

Maloney is charged with three counts of murder for the deaths of David Jakiela, Harold Liddle and Peter Schlette in 2012. He is also charged with two counts of attempted murder.

A man who rode into what the prosecution is calling an ambush testified on Thursday morning about his scramble to stay alive.

Brad Dyess said he and four other Florida Warlocks rode into the Winter Springs VFW and almost immediately there was trouble with a rival group called Philly Warlocks.

According to Dyess, what started as yelling for them to leave, quickly turned violent.

"He threw his hands in the air and yelled something to the affect of 'You shot me,' then I saw Paul point a gun in his face and shoot him," said Dyess.

Dyess said he always carries guns and quickly pulled one.

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Trial continues for man accused in death of 3 rival Warlock gang members

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —

Trial continued Thursday for the man accused of shooting and killing three rival motorcycle club members at a charity event at the Winter Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2012.

When David Maloney,a member of the Philadelphia Warlocks MC, took the stand, he said he shot back in self-defense.

Jurors also heard testimony from Brad Dyess, a former member of the Warlocks motorcycle gang.

He said he shot at rival member Maloney and other members of the Philadelphia Warlocks MC, but only after he was shit at first.

Jurors were shown pictures that displayed bullet holes in a truck, feet away from a body that was lying between two bikes.

“That is the S-10 truck that you identified Mr. Maloney, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Ekard at, is that correct?,” the defense asked Dyess.

Dyess replied yes, and when the defense asked him if the bullet holes were from his gun, he also said yes.

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Motorcycle club member gets probation and jail time

Here's an update on a Liberty motorcycle club member that pleaded guilty to mob action charges in connection with a May 2012 robbery.

According to court records, 56-year-old Zane Liggett was sentenced to 24 months probation and 120 days in the Adams County Jail.

Liggett entered a plea with the state last year in exchange for the dismissal of multiple firearms and robbery charges for the incident.

He was one of four members of the Percenters Club accused of pulling a gun on two bikers from a rival motorcycle group in Quincy.

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Camden sets wheels in motion to shutter motorcycle club

Camco cops say gang's hangout has long been magnet for crime

 

A better-built mousetrap.

That’s the result hoped for by Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson after what he called a decades-long “cat-and-mouse game” with the Wheels of Soul motorcycle club.

Camden officials Wednesday closed the gang’s clubhouse on Princess Avenue, citing code violations. They also bulldozed a garage they said the club illegally built on neighboring city property.

The push came after a woman allegedly was sexually assaulted at gunpoint inside the clubhouse early on March 27.

Antoywayn Lindsey, a 34-year-old city resident who served time for a 1997 homicide, faces numerous charges in the alleged attack, including three counts of aggravated sexual assault.

Authorities said he was armed with two loaded handguns when he was arrested at the clubhouse last week. And once inside, police spotted more than Lindsey’s guns.

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Trial continues for member of Florida Warlocks (video)

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —A member of the Florida Warlocks biker club who was shot at on Sept. 30, 2012 took the stand today in the trial against a member of a rival motorcycle club who is accused of murder and attempted murder.

David Maloney was kicked out of the Florida Warlocks and formed a new group called the Philly Warlocks. It was after that tension, authorities say, that a charity ride for veterans at the Winter Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars post erupted in violence, leading to the murder of three Florida Warlocks: David Jakiela, Harold Liddle and Peter Schlette.

Ronnie Mitchell, a witness to the shootings, said Tuesday that Maloney and another man came out and started shooting during the event.  In court on Wednesday, Maloney’s attorney said there were discrepancies in his story.

During a court recess, Mitchell’s statement from that day was played back to him to ask if it refreshed his memory of that day.

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Detroit Highwaymen Clubhouse shut down (video)

CINCINNATI (Rich Jaffe) -- For the last few years we've been telling you about problems involving the Detroit Highwaymen motorcycle gang. The local chapter is now basically now out of business. This is a story you'll see only on Local 12 News. The highwaymen set up shop here in Cincinnati around 2009, but for the last few years they were in a turf war with the Iron Horsemen. We've reported on assaults, shootings, robberies the kinds of things you'd expect. Late last week, Cincinnati city officials filed a lawsuit declaring this place a public nuisance and on top of it the Highwaymen honcho's out of Detroit came here and shut the place down. Saturday evening, Cincinnati Police showed up at the Detroit Highwaymen's clubhouse and served them with a nuisance complaint from the city. It's a move aimed at shutting down the clubhouse.

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One Hospitalized in Motorcycle Shop Shooting

One person was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a shooting in a back room at a motorcycle shop in the San Fernando Valley.

The shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. in the 10200 block of San Fernando Road (map). The victim, shot in the abdomen and arm, was hospitalized.

Details regarding the victim's condition were not immediately available. The victim was identified as a shop employee.

A man surrendered to police in connection with the shooting, according to the LAPD. Details regarding the subject, identified only as a man in his 70s involved in a business dispute, were not immediately available.

The individual walked into the front lobby of nearby Foothill Division Station and surrended, according to the LAPD.

Aerial video showed yellow crime scene tape in front of the entrance to the cycle shop.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area during the investigation.

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EDITORIAL: Hells Angels seem to find comfort in Cody

Is it possible the Hells Angels are finding a comfortable summer home in Cody?

Our community’s hospitality and proximity to Sturgis are two factors that could be contributing to that, along with, oddly, the overwhelming law enforcement presence that greets the bikers here.

How else to explain the plans by the notorious motorcycle club to come to Cody in late July for a repeat visit. This is one club – law enforcement calls them a gang of organized criminals – that doesn’t tend to be a “see you next year” kind of organization. They ran into trouble in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Missoula, Mont., during events in the years before and after Cody and have not been back. While the Angels can be pretty good for the food and beverage industry, we don’t think the chambers of commerce in those communities have sent out delegations seeking to sign them up for a return engagement.

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