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Pagan’s motorcycle gang leader from Port Orange gets 11 years in meth bust

A Port Orange man who was a leader of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Cub was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in federal prison for his role in a meth distribution conspiracy, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Brian “Sledge” Burt, 47, pleaded guilty on Jan. 16 to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orlando.

[READ MORE: Key West man found guilty of conspiring to supply members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club with meth.]

[READ MORE: Members of Pagan’s Motorcycle Club in Volusia, Flagler rounded up.]

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Daytona Bike Week Day 6

Daytona Bike Week Day 6

March 13, 2019 at 6:19 pm

78th annual event passes halfway point and the bikes keep rolling thorughout Volusia and Flagler counties

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Pagan’s bikers from Volusia-Flagler, others plead guilty to federal drug charges

Members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club were among a number of people — most from Volusia and Flagler counties including Daytona Beach and Palm Coast — who pleaded guilty to charges of distributing methamphetamine, according to a press release Monday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orlando.

The defendants were accused of conspiring to distribute “large quantities” of methamphetamine to individuals and groups in Central Florida and include members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, an outlaw motorcycle gang, according to the press release from the office of Maria Chapa Lopez, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.

[READ MORE: Volusia, Flagler, Daytona Pagan’s motorcycle gang members rounded up in federal meth bust]

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FBI searches home of member of Pagans biker gang, doesn’t say why

The search came a week after another member of the same biker gang was found dead outside their home 10 miles away. But authorities won’t say if there’s a connection.

SPRING HILL — FBI agents searched the home of a Pasco County firefighter who is also a member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club on Wednesday, one week after another member of the biker gang was found fatally shot in his driveway.

Agents served a search warrant at 13012 Spencer Court, said an FBI spokesperson. The property is owned by Glen Buzze, according to records.

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Body of motorcycle gang member found in driveway of Spring Hill home

SPRING HILL, Fla. (WFLA) - Authorities are investigating the death of a motorcycle gang member after his body was found outside of a home in Spring Hill on Wednesday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. 

Multiple agencies responded to a medical call in the 14800 block of Glenrock Road and found William James Earl, 32, deceased in the driveway with trauma to the body.

Investigators say Earl has documented ties to the Pagan Motorcycle Club, which was categorized by the FBI as an outlaw motorcycle gang.

"At this time, motive, including any connection to Pagan Motorcycle Club activities, is unknown and the investigation continues," the sheriff's office said in a news release. 

Further information was not immediately available.

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An Outlaws motorcycle club leader’s assassination adds to Tampa Bay’s bloody biker gang history

(videos) ---Murder, extortion, and throwing members off balconies are just some of the activities from the gang’s history.

Court documents that were recently made public revealed shocking facts about the 2017 assassination of Pasco Outlaws motorcycle club leader Paul Anderson, who was shot by rival gang members on motorcycles in rush hour traffic. The execution-style killing put law enforcement on high alert that a motorcycle gang war was brewing. It also led to numerous arrests. Some of the cases are inching toward trial.

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Violent feud led up to slaying of Pasco Outlaws leader. It started with stolen biker vests.

The 69’ers only injured their first target, a former firefighter, during a shooting in Hillsborough, prosecutors say

TAMPA — The 69'ers Motorcycle Club is a nationwide organization whose members pride themselves on being part of the one percent — that is, the small fraction of bikers who shirk society’s rules.

In the Tampa area, they called themselves the “Killsborough” chapter. Inductees adopted names like “Pumpkin” and “Durty” and “Big Beefy.”

They nurtured what prosecutors say was a criminal enterprise focused on narcotics distribution. Last year, according to a federal indictment, they graduated to murder.

Their target was Paul Anderson.

Anderson was president of the Cross Bayou chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, the predominant one-percenter club in the eastern United States.

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Proceeds from Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally will go to hurricane victims

(video) --- PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (WEAR) — For the last 17 years, Panama City has hosted the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally, but Hurricane Michael forced them to find a new place this year.

That new place is Pensacola Beach.

This weekend, thousands of motorcyclists are gathering there and 100 percent of the proceeds from the event will go to people impacted by the hurricane.

Greg and Jill Ward have been going to the Thunder Beach Rally for 12 years. They say this year’s event in Pensacola is smaller, but the focus is not the crowd.

"This is not even a drop in the hat, so we're just doing what we can to support them. We can't do much, but we do what we can,” Greg said.

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Shots fired outside Shots bar in downtown Orlando

1 taken into custody

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man who had been involved in an altercation fired a gun into the air outside a downtown bar early Monday morning, according to the Orlando Police Department.

No one was injured in the shooting, which was reported around 1:30 a.m. at Shots near Pine Street and Magnolia Avenue.

The incident began when Jason Simmons, 33, got into an altercation with another man outside the bar. That man said he tried to end the altercation after Simmons said, "I have a gun, I can get it right now," according to the report.

After that altercation, Simmons tried to go inside Shots but the security guard denied him entry because he had witnessed the altercation, the affidavit said. Simmons got angry and tried to fight the security guard and walked away. He returned a short time later with a gun, according to the report.

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Man accused of shooting at family in road rage incident

AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- A Louisiana man was arrested after police say he fired shots at a vehicle carrying a family of four.

  • Louisiana man accused of firing shots at family of four
  • Family was traveling down U.S. Highway 92 on Saturday
  • Man charged with four counts of attempted murder

Aaron Delaune, 25, of Slidell, Lousiana, is accused of shooting twice into a Dodge Durango as the family inside headed down U.S. Highway 92 in Auburndale.

“See one hole there, the other one here,” said Angel Tirado, as he showed us the bullet holes in his Durango.  “I couldn’t believe this.”

Tirado said he heard the shots, but thought they were shot into the air as a warning. 

“I was surprised at the mentality of the person, you know," Tirado said. "We didn’t do anything incorrectly. My signal was always on."