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06
Sep
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Police: Motorcyclist killed in crash fleeing from traffic stop, 2 others arrested

HAMILTON, Ohio -- One motorcyclist died in a crash and two others were arrested after they fled from a traffic stop Tuesday night, Hamilton police said.

An officer saw several motorcyclists commit traffic violations near the intersection of Williams Avenue and River Road at about 8:23 p.m. Tuesday and initiated a traffic stop, police said in a news release. The officer believed the motorcyclists were members of a "known outlaw motorcycle club" because of insignia they had. At least one of them was wearing Iron Horsemen colors, according to an arrest report.

Three of the motorcyclists fled from the traffic stop, driving northbound onto Neilan Boulevard, police said. The lead officer decided not to pursue them, but called out their description to dispatchers and other officers. 

Tue
04
Sep
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Police believe 2 men arrested in fight with Euclid cop are part of Hell's Angels

(video) --- EUCLID, Ohio - Willoughby Police believe the two men arrested for fighting with an off-duty Euclid police officer last month are connected to a notorious motorcycle group. 

Witnesses told police an argument turned physical and a fight broke out at Frank and Tony’s in downtown Willoughby. 

Tue
07
Aug
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Man charged in fatal shootout at Satan's Sidekicks motorcycle clubhouse

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A man is charged in connection with the shooting that killed a man in the doorway of Satan's Sidekicks motorcycle clubhouse in the city's Collinwood neighborhood. 

Armand Green, 25, is charged with aggravated murder in Sunday's shooting that killed Mario King, 34.

Green is not in police custody and a warrant was issued Tuesday for his arrest.

The shooting happened about 4 a.m. Sunday at the motorcycle clubhouse on East 140th Street, south of Aspinwall Road. The clubhouse, in a former BF Goodrich building, is not marked and has signs that say "Member's Only." 

Green and King argued at the clubhouse and both men pulled out guns and fired shots at each other, according to police and court records.

Police found King dead in the doorway with multiple gunshot wounds to his head, neck and upper body, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.

It is unknown if Green was injured in the gunfire.

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Jul
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Man shot outside Satan's Sidekicks motorcycle club in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 63-year-old man was shot early Thursday outside the Satan's Sidekicks motorcycle clubhouse in the city's Collinwood neighborhood.

The shooting happened about 1 a.m. outside the clubhouse on East 140th Street, south of Aspinwall Road. The clubhouse, in a former BF Goodrich building, is not marked and has signs that say "Member's Only." 

The 63-year-old man was walking home when he stopped to talk to his nephew, who was at the clubhouse, according to police reports.

They were talking when a black car drove by and parked just south of the club. Someone in the car fired approxmately five gunshots toward them and sped away, police reports say.

The 63-year-old man was shot in the abdomen. He was taken to University Hospitals, where he was unable to give a statement to investigators due to the severity of his injuries, police said.

Other bullets hit a motorcycle and a car parked in front of the club, police reports say.

Mon
26
Mar
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Arson investigators looking into suspicious fire at local motorcycle club

Local arson investigators are looking into an early Sunday morning fire at a midtown Columbus motorcycle club, Fire Marshal Ricky Shores said.

The call to Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services came just before 2 a.m. for the Chosen Few Motor Cycle Club at 1238 Midway Drive. Firefighters from the Brown Avenue and downtown stations were able to quickly bring situation under control and keep it from doing serious damage to the building, Shores said.

There were three separate fires started on the exterior of the building, Shores said, declining to go into additional details.

There was no one in the building at the time of the fire, but people had been there earlier in the evening, Shores said.

Thu
01
Feb
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Bike club member indicted

WARREN — A member of the Brothers Regime Motorcycle Club who was wounded in a June 2016 confrontation with another biker gang at Shorty’s Place in Warren Township was indicted Tuesday by a Trumbull County grand jury on felony gun charges connected to a December 2017 traffic stop on state Route 11 in Fowler.

Walter M. Hughes, 42, of Homeview Avenue, Leavittsburg, was indicted on improperly handling weapons in a vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon and having a weapon as a convicted felon.

A Fowler police report states Hughes was stopped as he was driving north on state Route 11 about 5:35 p.m. Dec. 16 in a gray Pontiac registered to his mother. Hughes, who was wearing a Brothers Regime baseball cap and vest, told the officer he was carrying a Glock 22 handgun, the report states. Upon a search of Hughes, officers also found a pair of brass knuckles and two knives, the report states.

Mon
18
Dec
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Man who spoke at biker's sentencing arrested on several charges

FOWLER TOWNSHIP — Walter Hughes, one of two Brothers Regime motorcycle club members who survived being shot by a member of a rival motorcycle club in 2016, was arrested Saturday on a variety of charges.

Hughes, 42, of Homewood Avenue in Leavittsburg, was charged with three counts of carrying a concealed weapon, one of being a felon in possession of a firearm and single charges of driving under suspension and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Hughes spoke at a sentencing hearing last week in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court for David Bailes Jr., the man who shot Hughes, another Brothers Regime member and killed the Brothers Regime president and another member June 18, 2016, outside Shorty’s Place tavern on Highland Avenue in Warren Township.

Fri
15
Dec
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After final sentencing, prosecutor reveals how fatal biker shootings unfolded

The refusal of key witnesses to testify against Forever Two Wheelz motorycle club president David Bailes Jr. and two co-defendants in the killing of two rival motorcycle club members and injuring of two others reduced prosecutors’ options.

It led to plea agreements with all three defendants and prison sentences of 10 years for Bailes, eight for James Gardner and six for Charles Dellapenna III, the last of whom learned his sentence Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

The sentences were not long enough for Dana Hughes, wife of Walter Hughes, one of the two members of the Brothers Regime who suffered gunshot wounds but survived the June 18, 2016, shootings.

“The years that have been given are not even close to the years it’s going to take to get my life back on track,” she said at Dellapenna’s sentencing hearing.

She had married Walter Hughes at the time of the shootings.

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11
Dec
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UPDATE | Motorcycle club president accepts plea agreement, avoids trial

WARREN — Faced with having his first cousin and mother's husband testifying against him at trial, Forever Two Wheelz motorcycle club president David H. Bailes Jr. accepted a plea agreement today instead of going to trial in the 2016 shooting deaths of two members of the Brothers Regime motorcycle club and injuring of two others.

Bailes, 46, pleaded guilty in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court before Judge Andrew Logan to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of felonious assault. He will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Tuesday. His trial was set to begin this morning, but a discussion before jury selection was about to begin eliminated the trial.

VIDEO: Bailes plea agreement

The shootings occurred outside of Shorty’s Place tavern on Highland Avenue in Warren Township as Forever Two Wheelz was preparing to have a benefit motorcycle ride.

Tue
05
Dec
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Tues. 12:45 p.m.: Man pleads in motorcycle gang shooting case

WARREN – Charles C. Dellapenna III pleaded guilty this morning to two counts each of complicity to involuntary manslaughter and complicity to felonious assault, plus a single count of carrying a concealed weapon, all connected to the June 2016 motorcycle gang shooting in Warren Township.

Dellapenna, 48, a member of the Forever Two Wheelz motorcycle gang, is accused in connection to the June 2016 shooting deaths of Jason “Foot” Moore, 41, and Robert A. “Chopper Bob” Marto, 54, both of Mecca, and the wounding of Walter Hughes, 41, of Warren, and Andrew Claypool, 50, of Girard.

The four victims were members of Brothers Regime, a rival motorcycle gang.

With this agreement, Dellapenna could reduce possible life prison sentences for the aggravated murders of Moore and Marto and felonious assaults for Hughes and Claypool to a combined sentence of 15 years.

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