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Motorcycle club aims to dispel perceptions -- Outlaws come to Anderson

(pics) --- ANDERSON — Anthony “Tony” Lupica sat on a bar stool inside one of three buildings he recently acquired from the former motorcycle club known as the Ratcoons.

Lupica, 67, said he purchased the property to open a chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club — a nationwide organization known as 1%ers.

The American Motorcycle Association helped coin the 1%er term during a motorcycle rally held in 1947 in Hollister, California.

The organization stated at the time that 99% of the people at their events were God-fearing and family oriented. The other 1% were hard riding, hard partying, non-mainstream people.

Lupica said the term isn’t about the baddest of the bad — they just like to do things in extreme.

Fri
20
Sep
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Suspected motorcycle club members sought in man's fatal beating

DAVIE, Fla. - Davie Police Department detectives are still searching for the suspected motorcycle club members responsible for a brutal beating that resulted in a 57-year-old man's death last year.  

Detectives released surveillance video Friday showing several possible witnesses and a group of motorcyclists leaving the parking lot after the beating. Detectives suspect they were Outlaw Motorcycle Club members. 

Michael Kline was beaten July 4, 2018, outside of the Road Dawgs Saloon at 13010 W. State Road 84. According to Lt. Mark Leone, they left Kline bleeding on the ground.

Davie Fire Rescue took Kline to Broward General Hospital. Officers said Kline suffered a fractured skull, a fractured orbital bone and a subdural hematoma. Kline died as a result of his injuries Nov. 14, 2018.  

Fri
20
Sep
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Charges dropped against 4 Outlaws members in 2017 killing

David R. “Gutter” Donovan, 40, of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, was shot multiple times in a confrontation with the Outlaws at a Circle K convenience store in Leesburg.

TAVARES — Prosecutors have dropped charges against four Outlaws motorcycle gang members who were scheduled to stand trial Monday in the murder of a rival club member during the 2017 Leesburg Bikefest.

“The credibility of the witnesses to these events is lacking such that the case cannot be proven beyond and to the exclusion of every possible doubt,” Assistant State Attorney Emily Curington said in a memo on Thursday.

Thu
05
Sep
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Police Issue Caution About Outlaws MC Members in Central

RCMP are warning the public about an increased presence of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in central Newfoundland this weekend.

Officers say people may see outlaw motorcycle gangs riding in formations at high rates of speed, unsafely passing vehicles on the highway, and blocking intersections. Police also say the bikers may congregate at stops along the highway.

Police Issue Caution About Outlaws MC Members in Central

RCMP urge the public not to engage with these gangs, and to instead report sightings and any suspected illegal activity to police.

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03
Jun
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60 years for ‘calling shots’ in grisly death

A judge has sentenced a man to 60 years in prison after hearing a video statement of the defendant giving a detailed description of how he helped dismember and dispose of the body of a woman found in Greene County in 2013.

Brandon Chittum, 36, formerly of Alton, was sentenced Friday by Associate Judge Neil Schroeder after prosecutors introduced a taped statement that was excluded from the trial in which Chittum was found guilty of first-degree murder, dismembering a human body, and concealing a homicidal death.

Chittum was found guilty under the accountability theory, which holds that he helped participate in the act and was accountable for the acts of co-defendant Patrick Chase, who admitted to carrying out the killing.

Assistant Madison County State’s Attorney Crystal Uhe argued that Chittum deserved the same 70-year sentence as Chase was given for the crime. She had argued during the trial that Chittum coached Chase in killing Coats, his then-girlfriend.

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Mar
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Thousands of Outlaws attend Dayton funeral for notorious former international leader

JEFFERSON TWP., MONTGOMERY COUNTY — 

Illinois, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Connecticut were among the dozens of states represented at the funeral of the notorious former international president of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club Harry Joseph “Taco” Bowman at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Saturday.

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Fri
15
Mar
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Funeral for notorious motorcycle gang leader scheduled for Fairgrounds

'Taco' Bowman was president of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club,

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Harry Joseph "Taco" Bowman, the former president of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club who was on the FBI's top ten most wanted fugitive's list, will have his funeral on Saturday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Bowman's funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. A procession from the fairgrounds to Bear Creek Cemetery on North Union Road in Madison Twp. will begin at 12 p.m.

Bowman, who was serviving a life sentence in federal prison, died on Sunday at the Federal Medical Center in North Carolina on Sunday. He was 69 years old.

According to the Detroit News, Bowman was considered one of the most infamous motorcycle gang leaders in U.S. history. The Outlaws were rivals to the Hell's Angels. 

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06
Mar
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'Taco' Bowman, ex-head of Outlaws biker gang, dies at 69

Detroit — A Metro Detroit native who police say was one of the most infamous motorcycle gang leaders in U.S. history died Sunday while serving a life sentence in a federal prison.

Harry "Taco" Bowman, the former leader of the Outlaws motorcycle gang who reportedly got his nickname because he looked Hispanic, died Sunday in the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Wednesday. He was 69.

Although he was president of one of the nation's most notorious outlaw motorcycle gangs, police said Bowman kept a low profile during much of his criminal career — until his photo was plastered in post offices throughout the United States in 1998, when the FBI put him on its Most Wanted List.

Federal authorities offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest, after he was indicted on murder and other charges in 1997.

Fri
08
Feb
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Local Outlaws end 10-year fight to recover biker assets from Crown — $238.97

It’s been two decades since the investigation began, 16 years since the charges were laid and a decade since the Crown began moving in court to keep the proceeds of crime seized by police.

But only now, 20 years later, a judge’s order has finally settled the loose ends left from a controversial police crackdown that all but dismantled the Outlaws biker gang in Ontario.

After all that time and effort, however, all that’s left are a few crumbs — far less than what it cost taxpayers and defendants to complete the litigation.

“We wouldn’t want to rush these things,” defence lawyer Gordon Cudmore, who represented the late Floyd Deleary in the Outlaws prosecution, said sarcastically of how long it took to finish the civil case.

Of the 47 bikers charged in the sweeping 2002 investigation, only Londoner Clifford Tryon, arrested in the raids but whose charges were later dropped, was still hanging in to get back seized property.

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05
Feb
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Plainville man arrested after Zen Bar beating

A Plainville man was arrested on a felony assault charge after he seriously injured another patron during a December bar assault, police said.

Anthony Sidoti, 24, of Whiting Street in Plainville turned himself in Monday on a charge of first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and breach of peace, they said.

His bail was set at $100,000, but it was reduced to $15,000 during his arraignment in Superior Court in Bristol, court records show.

According to the warrant for Sidoti’s arrest, the bloodied victim called police after the assault and when officers arrived, he told them he was beaten in the bar for no reason. He was taken to Hartford Hospital.

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