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.”

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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".

Mon
24
Jul

I-Team: Rising violence between local motorcycle groups

The I-Team found there's been a recent string of violence amongst local motorcycle clubs. Law enforcement classify some of those clubs as "criminal gangs" and "criminal enterprises". Florida law enforcement agencies including right here in Tampa Bay are on high alert.
 
Belinda Donovan's husband for 22 years, David from Homosassa, was murdered execution style in Leesburg.

"It's kind of a nightmare.  Seeing him in the hospital was tough" Belinda tells us.
 
Police say David, the Vice President of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club Chapter in Lake County, was getting cigarettes at a gas station, when a large group of the Outlaws Motorcycle "gang" demanded he take off his club's leather vest.

Sun
23
Jul

Warrant for biker gang member ends with arrest in Collier

EAST NAPLES, Fla. A 32-year-old man with a warrant was arrested Saturday at a tattoo parlor on Airport-Pulling Road, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

Gregory Alan Umphress, of West Palm Beach, had an outstanding warrant from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report.

Deputies found Umphress laying on a couch in the waiting room of a tattoo parlor at the 6000 block of Airport-Pulling Road, deputies said. He was then taken to the Naples Jail Center. Bond has not been set.

Umphress was a member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang, WKMG reports. “Miquel Angel Torres, 37 Marc Edward ‘Knott Head’ Knotts, 48, and Jesus Alberto Marrero, 35,” were arrested on similar charges in connection to an incident that left one person dead in April at a bike week in Leesburg.

Mon
10
Jul

Four Men Arrested At Fight In Sebastian Bar

SEBASTIAN, Florida – Three men from the Outlaws motorcycle club and another man were arrested Sunday at Earl’s Hideaway after the Sebastian Police Department was called about a fight with injuries.

The fight involved several males who were separated just before law enforcement arrived.

Officers made contact with two of the parties involved, they stated that they were in a physical disturbance with all of the members of the Outlaws.

Two men had facial injuries from the incident that occurred near the west side of the sand bar area of Earl’s.

Police made contact with the gang and requested they leave the bar. Officers escorted Jason Bowman out of the bar, according to the report.

Customers informed police that Bowman had a firearm inside the bar establishment, the report stated.

Wed
28
Jun

Third biker arrested in slaying of rival gang member

LEESBURG – A third biker wanted in the murder of a rival biker during Leesburg Bikefest weekend was arrested Tuesday.

Miguel Angel Torres III, 37, of Rockledge was the Outlaw Motorcycle Club member who reportedly forced David Russell James Donovan and his fellow Kingsmen MC chapter members out of the Circle K.

Torres allegedly put a knife to Donovan’s throat, directed him to the corner of the building and forced him to his knees before another Outlaws member, Marc Edward Knotts, shot him in the back, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Donovan later died of his injuries at a hospital.

Torres was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The heavily tattooed Torres remained in the Lake County Jail on Wednesday morning without bail. Torres, who had a warrant out for his arrest, was taken into custody at the Lake County courthouse.

Mon
05
Jun

Outlaws indicted in murder of rival biker

LEESBURG — Two jailed Outlaws Motorcycle Club members were indicted Friday in the shooting death of a rival biker during Leesburg Bikefest weekend.

Marc Edward Knotts, 48, and Jesus Alberto Marrero, 35, also were charged in the indictment with principle to capital murder and kidnapping for the slaying of David Russell James Donovan, vice-president of the Kingsmen MC chapter in Leesburg.

Hugh Bass, assistant state attorney in Leesburg who is prosecuting the case, said Monday “through intimidation and fear” Marrero forced Donovan and other Kingsmen out of the store and into the parking lot after the Kingsmen refused to hand over their vests with their club insignias.

“The Kingsmen had tried to diffuse the situation and were hoping they could talk their way out of it once outside,” Bass said.

Wed
24
May

Outlaws challenging ‘motorcycle clubs throughout Florida,' cops say

(video)--LEESBURG — Motorcyclist David “Gutter” Donovan, in town for the Leesburg Bikefest, went to a Circle K gas station to buy cigarettes, but when he walked out he had a knife to his throat, arrest reports released Wednesday show.

Outlaws Motorocycle Club members forced him to kneel down and shot Donovan several times in the back April 29 after he refused to take off his Kingsmen Motorcycle Club jacket, the report said. Donovan, 41, died two weeks later.

“The ‘Outlaws’ had been challenging several motorcycle clubs throughout Florida to either join their ranks or submit to their authority,” according to a report that sheds light on the shooting.

Wed
17
May

Outlaws members arrested for fatal shooting during Bikefest

LEESBURG — Police on Wednesday arrested two men they believe were involved in a deadly shootout between rival motorcycle clubs during Leesburg Bikefest last month.

Marc Edward Knotts, 48, was arrested at 2140 N. Magnolia Ave. in Ocala, which is the address listed for the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Jesus Alberto Marrero, 35, was arrested at a separate location.

 

Police also have warrants for Miquel Angel Torres, 37, and Gregory Alan Umphress, 32, for conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping in the April 29 shooting death of David Russell James Donovan, 40, of Homosassa.

Torres is also wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in an unrelated incident.

All of the men reportedly belong to the Outlaws. Police say they took Donovan to the side of a Circle K convenience store, threw him to the ground and beat him, then shot him.

Mon
15
May

Man in Leesburg motorcycle shooting dies from injuries, cops say

A man involved in a shooting between two motorcycle clubs at a gas station during Leesburg Bikefest last month died over the weekend, police said Monday.

David Donovan, 41, whose Facebook pictures show him wearing Kingsmen Motorcycle Club gear, died from three gunshot wounds he incurred during a shooting about 8 p.m. April 29 at a Circle K gas station at 3300 W. Main St., Leesburg police Lt. Joe Iozzi said. He said he learned of Donovan’s death Sunday morning at a Sanford hospital.

Police said the shooting started from an argument between members of the two motorcycle clubs. The Circle K is about three miles from downtown Leesburg, where the annual biker extravaganza was being held.

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