Jeffery S. Fisse of Versailles, Indiana was arrested this weekend and charged with pointing a firearm and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon after a chance encounter August 17 with members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. Both charges are felonies.
The complainant in the case is a woman who was driving a chase car behind a pack of Iron Order riders headed for Madison, Indiana on the Ohio River. She told police Fisse cut her off near the intersection of State Road 46 and Highway 421 in Greensburg, Indiana southeast of Indianapolis. The woman told police that when she “instinctively” blew her horn Fisse pointed a pistol at her with his left hand before accelerating away from her toward the Iron Order pack. She called police and reported that the man who pointed the gun at her was wearing a white motorcycle helmet and a Hells Angels Motorcycle Club patch
An Iron Order member told police that riders in the pack saw Fisse at several points during their ride but that he seemed to disappear near Madison.
After the chase car driver called police, a state trooper stopped Fisse near Olean which is about 25 miles from Madison. The trooper reported that Fisse seemed agitated when he was stopped. He was detained, cuffed and found to be legally carrying a loaded .45 caliber pistol, two knives and a collapsible baton.
Fisse denied pointing a gun at anybody. He told the trooper who detained him that he thought he had angered the Iron Order pack when he passed them and that the Iron Order had only called the police because they were afraid of Hells Angels.
Police eventually decided to press charges anyway and a warrant was issued for Fisse’ arrest earlier this month.
Fisse has been jailed without bond.