Cory Robert Howard, a member of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club, remains charged today with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and disorderly conduct. He is free on bail.
Howard, a disabled veteran of the Iraq War, was charged after a brawl between five members of the Leathernecks and about 25 members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club. At least two members of the Rebels brandished firearms. Numerous sources have stated that at least one member of the Rebels brandished an unloaded AK47 which he was unable to load. Numerous sources have stated that a Rebel named J.D. Lambert, who was wounded, fired three shots during the altercation last October 13.
The Aging Rebel ignored the incident until December when it appeared that members of the Rebels were cooperating with law enforcement in Howard’s prosecution.
That cooperation seemed at odds with a proclamation on the Rebels national website which states, “We are a traditional ‘old school’ motorcycle club founded on the values of brotherhood, loyalty, respect and honor. We are not simply a club, but a group of men who share in the biker lifestyle that we love and live within the bonds of brotherhood.” The Rebels is the largest motorcycle club in Australia. The club recently began establishing chapters in the United States and currently has chapters in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Georgia. Club members wear a one percenter diamond.
This page considered the cooperation between Rebels involved in the October 13 incident and local police to be newsworthy and reported that cooperation in a story titled “Rebels Cooperating” published on December 12, 2014. That story led with the sentence, “Members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club are cooperating with prosecutors after a brawl and gunfight between Rebels and members of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club six weeks ago in Rochester, Pennsylvania, a small town northwest of Pittsburgh.”
Supporters of the Rebels Motorcycle Club responded by attacking this site and its author.
One Rebels supporter who identified himself with the handle “Still Waiting” wrote: “Rebel – first you make baseless accusations based on enquirer esq whatever it is you do, art? It’s certainly not journalism. Then when given ample time you are asked to show, display, post any of the evidence you have. Anything other than he said she said…. Like I said, the accuracy of your reporting is on par with other journalists who make their ‘leads’ from the smoke of their cigarettes. I’m sure your book will be as wildly successful as your first. Regardless it certainly belongs in the fiction genre.”
Bogolea, Hartley And Lambert
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Dwayne “Hobo” Bogolea, a member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club and a former member of Satan’s Syndicate, “was interviewed and gave a voluntary statement” to Sergeant Dawn Shane of the Rochester Borough Police. “Bogolea stated that Cory, a short guy with a little beard and is from Pittsburgh is the person who was shooting at him and JD.”
A member of the Rebels named Scott Hartley, “identified the shooter as Cory Howard” “He supplied a verbal and written statement.”
“The shooting victim has been identified as James Lambert III.” “Lambert stated” to Sergeant Shane “that Cory Howard had pulled a gun and waved it around at everyone.” “Lambert…stated that Howard fired shots at his girlfriend inside her van.”