Sat
09
Dec

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.

Wed
06
Dec

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.

Mon
20
Nov

Coal City man pleads not guilty in shooting death of 24-year-old bartender girlfriend

As friends and family said their final goodbyes to Kaitlyn Kearns, the 32-year-old Coal City man accused in her killing was in a Will County courtroom Monday where he pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

Jeremy Boshears, who authorities say is a member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, faces three counts of first degree murder in the shooting death of Kearns. Authorities say the two met at the Joliet bar where she began working about a month ago and dated for about two weeks.

Boshears' wife and other family members and friends attended Monday's court hearing, his attorney Neil Patel said. Boshear's wife and others with her declined comment after the court hearing.

Patel declined to comment on how Boshears knew Kearns or if the two had dated.

Thu
16
Nov

Police raid motorcycle club after woman last seen working at nearby Joliet bar found murdered

(vid)--KANKAKEE COUNTY, Ill. -- Police say a missing 24-year-old Mokena woman was found murdered in a rural area of Kankakee County Thursday.

Kaitlyn Kearns was last seen at about 1:30 a.m. Monday when she finished her bartending shift at Woody's Bar in Joliet. She never made it home, and never showed up for her other job on Tuesday morning. Her body, with a single gunshot wound to the head, was found along with her 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee in a rural area near St. Anne, about 50 miles away from the bar where she was last seen.

Tue
24
Oct

Outlaws Motorcycle Club member stabbed in Ormond, wife arrested

A domestic fight between an Outlaws Motorcycle Club member and his wife on Monday left him with a stab wound to the stomach, authorities said.

The husband is Johnie Trail, 59. His wife Deana Trail, 43, was arrested in the stabbing, said Ormond Beach police Chief Jesse Godfrey.

Johnie Trail was taken to the hospital to get his injury treated, police said.

Details of the incident and charges were not immediately available Monday night.

Police were called to Johnie Trail’s home at 713 Virginia Terrace around 12:23 p.m. Monday to a possible fight between a husband and wife.

Officers arriving at the mobile home found the husband with the stab wound, said police spokesman Keith Walker. Court records show the couple filed for divorce last month.

“The investigation is continuing,” Walker said.

Thu
19
Oct

Police: London Outlaws biker busted in murder-for-hire plot

A London man police say is a member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club is charged in a murder plot, the third member of the biker club’s London chapter to be arrested in less than two weeks.

London police, working with the OPP, arrested two men Wednesday and seized a handgun as part of a probe into counselling to commit murder.

Who was the target of the alleged plot, and when and how, police wouldn’t say, citing a continuing investigation.

The arrests come on the heels of the OPP’s biker enforcement unit charging two men, both identified as members of the London Outlaws, in connection with cocaine trafficking in the London region.

One biker expert says the string of arrests have dealt a death blow to the Outlaws’ attempt to re-establish a foothold in London, long considered the territory of the club’s bitter rivals, the Hells Angels.

“They were done from the start,” Yves Lavigne, the author of several books on outlaw biker clubs, said Wednesday.

Fri
06
Oct

Two members of Outlaws Motorcycle Club London chapter charged with drug offences following series of raids

Police have charged two members of an outlaw motorcycle club with 18 drug and weapons offences as part of an investigation into cocaine trafficking in London.

The OPP’s biker enforcement unit, with assistance from London police and the RCMP, executed three search warrants Thursday and arrested two members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club's London chapter after a probe focusing on individuals selling cocaine in the London area.

Investigators seized cocaine, marijuana, pills, $1,200 cash, brass knuckles and a handgun, police said, pegging the street value of the drugs at $19,500.

Marco Dos Reis, 32, from London is facing 17 drug- and weapons-related charges including possession of a prohibited firearm, careless storage of a firearm and drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Jeffrey Acal, 32, from Mount Brydges is charged with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Thu
28
Sep

Life Inside the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club

“Big Pete” James, of the infamous “biker gang” that started in Chicago, talks about why people misunderstand these groups and what he loves about riding on IL-173.

As a child, Peter James loved playing Risk with his family. Only twelve years old, he appreciated the strategy involved in commanding armies and taking territory from his opponents. One night, during a game, James’s father asked what he wanted to be when he grew up.

“Boss,” James replied. A few decades later, he was a boss, all right—Chicago’s regional vice president of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club.

Sun
27
Aug

Outlaws Clubhouse Torched

Someone burned the Outlaws clubhouse at 4035 18th Ave South in St. Petersburg, Florida early yesterday morning. According to published reports, the building was undergoing “extensive renovations at the time of the fire.”

The clubhouse was home to one of the American Outlaw Associations’ 16 chapters in Florida.

According to Jarrod Holbrook, a television reporter with WFTS in Tampa who has effectively reported police statements in the past and who seems to have sources with both local police and within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, authorities “are looking at gang retaliation as a possible factor.”

much more @ http://www.agingrebel.com/15686

Wed
26
Jul

I-Team: Outlaws chapter president and former Hillsborough firefighter was shot

(video)--Several residents heard gun shots about 10:30 PM Tuesday night.
"I heard 2 gunshots and then there was a pause then 3 or 4 more gunshots" one resident tells us.

Residents in the trailer park at hwy 41 and Valroy were stunned when a bleeding man came running through the park pleading for help.

"He was bleeding on the side he said he was shot and to call 911 and that's what I did," a resident tells us.

"He said he thought he'd been targeted," says a resident who wants to remain anonymous.

The I-Team has confirmed the man shot was James Costa a retired Hillsborough Firefighter and President of the Outlaws motorcycle club, an organization law enforcement classify as a "criminal gang".

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