Man testifies 2 bikers beat, kicked him in Bay City bar over supposed photo

BAY CITY, MI -- In a quiet courtroom, a prosecutor played video footage of a man being knocked from his bar stool and punched and stomped by two other men. According to witnesses, the beatdown was perpetrated by two bikers who were vexed over a photo the assaulted man had reportedly taken.

And to hear the victim tell it, he hadn't even taken a photo in the first place.

Such was the testimony during the March 6 preliminary examination of Eric J. Kerkau, 46, and Arthur R. Miller, 33, both charged with a 10-year felony count of assault with intent to cause great bodily harm.

Ashley Schwartz, the first witness called by Bay County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas, testified she had been bartending at the Whyte Goose Inn, 108 State St., the early morning of Dec. 27. About 1 a.m., an argument broke out between Scott M. Peterson, 49, and Kerkau and Miller regarding a photo Peterson had supposedly taken, Schwartz said.


Armed offenders squad cut through gang pad fence to rescue victim of alleged kidnap

The loud whine of an angle-grinder cutting through a corrugated iron fence is how residents were alerted to a police raid on a gang pad in their Napier neighbourhood.

The Hawke's Bay armed offenders squad cut its way into the Ahuriri property, home to the local Outlaws Motorcycle Gang, on Saturday morning.

A Bluff Hill resident alerted by the noise went to his window and saw about 11 police cars in the vicinity of the Kenny Ave property, as the squad smashed through the fence.

Police raid the Outlaws Motorcycle gang property on Kenny Ave., Napier, to rescue the victim of an alleged kidnapping.

Police raid the Outlaws Motorcycle gang property on Kenny Ave., Napier, to rescue the victim of an alleged kidnapping.


Outlaws Motorcycle Club members charged with beating man in Bay City bar

BAY CITY, MI -- Two members of a motorcycle club are facing criminal charges for allegedly beating a man in a bar after he slighted them.

Just before 1 a.m. on Dec. 27, police responded to the Whyte Goose Inn, 108 State St. in Bay City, after a bartender called 911 to report an assault had just occurred. Bay County Central Dispatch relayed to the officers that two members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club had caused a ruckus in the bar and had done so earlier in the night at Stables Martini & Cigar Bar, 804 E. Midland St.

The two subjects left the bar before officers arrived, separately driving away in a pickup truck and an SUV, court records show.


Hillsborough County firefighter gets the ax after investigators find ties to motorcycle gang

TAMPA — Hillsborough County officials fired a Fire Rescue medic Tuesday after an internal investigation concluded he had "unwavering loyalty" to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club — the state’s dominant biker gang.

Clinton Neal Walker, 33, of Bradenton, is the first Hillsborough County employee to be investigated for gang activity under a series of county-wide ordinances sparked by Walker’s own arrest last September for starting a bar fight in Key West. The fight came just three months after he was placed on administrative leave for joining another bar brawl in May 2016, this time in St. Petersburg with a city police officer.

The ordinances prohibit county employees from gaining membership in any organization the state or federal government considers criminal, including the Outlaws St. Petersburg Chapter, where Walker remains an active member.


Hillsborough Firefighter accused of withholding evidence from biker gang shooting

Also accused of violating anti-gang policy

(video)--A local firefighter is accused of refusing to hand over evidence from a motorcycle gang shooting. The I-Team reveals why his potential affiliation with the gang could cost him his career.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue firefighter, Clint Walker, was an Outlaw for a couple of years. The Outlaws Motorcycle Club is considered a criminal gang among law enforcement and county officials say Walker's continued loyalty to the gang could cost him his career.

He is the first firefighter to be investigated under an anti-gang policy county officials implemented after a series of I-Team investigations.



Outlaws Murder Defendant Gets Prosecution's Witness List

Jeremy Boshears is accused of firing one bullet into the head of Katie Kearns, a Joliet bartender.

JOLIET, IL - It's been practically two months since Jeremy Boshears, a member of the Joliet Outlaws motorcycle riding club, was booked into Will County's Adult Detention Facility in connection with the disappearance and murder of Katie Kearns, a 24-year-old Joliet bartender. A $10 million bond was put in place against the former Joliet resident who lived in Coal City and worked in Frankfort for S&J Door at the time of the November murder. Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow aims to prove that Boshears is a cold-blooded and calculating killer. The $10 million bond virtually assures the public that Boshears won't be getting out of lockup before any trial. Joliet attorney Neil Patel recently informed the court his client maintains he is innocent.


Hundreds gather in Pasco County to mourn victim of motorcycle gang shooting

(video)--HOLIDAY, Fla. – Hundreds of bikers gathered Saturday afternoon to pay their respects to a motorcycle gang president shot and killed three days before Christmas.

Aerial footage from Sky10 showed hundreds of people gathered to mourn Paul Anderson at Dobies Funeral Home.

Anderson, 44, died in a shooting along Suncoast Parkway and State Road 54 on Dec. 22. He served as president of the local chapter of the Outlaw motorcycle gang.

Related: Pasco sheriff warns of more violence after deadly motorcycle club shooting


Law enforcement to monitor bikers coming to funeral of murdered motorcycle gang leader

(video)--PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Several members of the Outlaws came to a Pasco County funeral home this afternoon as they are grieving the loss of their president.

But Sheriff’s Chris Nocco says this is just the beginning.

“We have to be preparing, because we don’t know what may happen.”

As many as a thousand bikers from around the country are expected in the area this weekend for Paul Anderson’s funeral.

He was murdered a few days before Christmas by members of a rival club.

“I think the way that the homicide occurred definitely shocked people. It was broad daylight in a very populated area where people are constantly driving,” said Nocco.


Argument between Joliet bartender and ‘clearly enraged’ boyfriend preceded her slaying, authorities say

Hours before Kaitlyn Kearns was killed, the 24-year-old bartender was serving drinks to customers, including her boyfriend, on a Sunday night last month at Woody’s Bar in Joliet when her boss called and told her it was time to close up shop, authorities said.

Video from the bar shows that when the call came in, Kearns’ boyfriend, Jeremy Boshears, argued with Kearns in person and her boss over the phone. After arguing, he slammed the phone down and left, Will County Deputy Chief Dan Jungles said.

A short time later, Kearns would be shot once in the head.

Investigators say Boshears killed her and tried to cover it up by hiding her body and her car.


Despite recent arrests, clubhouse closing, resurgent London chapter defying Hells Angels’ dominance

London’s Outlaws motorcycle club hasn’t disappeared, it’s moved.

And it’s backed now by a new puppet club called the Filthy 15, police confirm.

With the recent arrests of four members and the closing of a clubhouse only months after opening, it appeared the Outlaws’ resurgence — in a city supposedly dominated by the Hells Angels —was short-lived.

But what sources say is a new and bigger clubhouse has opened up, with about 15 full patch members, and half as many Filthy 15 puppet club members.

Meanwhile, what may be early tensions between the Outlaws and Hells Angels have spilled into the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, the provincial jail in London, sources say.

Outlaws leader Ryan Mark Daigneault, 41, was charged with counselling to commit murder in October and was being held at EMDC. One source at EMDC says there’s a price on Daigneault’s head, and there was an attempted assault on him in the jail.