Billy Lee McDaniel, a prospect who was thisclose to patching with the Southern Sons Motorcycle Club, died ironically Sunday night in the parking lot outside the Rock Harley Saloon in Land O’ Lakes, Florida near Tampa.
According to numerous reports, McDaniel was holding a plastic bucket on top of his head while an unspecified number of patched brothers tried to throw drinks and beers into the bucket. It seems safe to assume that everybody had had a few before the game started. The point of the game seems to have been to soak the new brother down. And, he may have been unusually good at catching drinks with a bucket held over his head.
So, apparently one member of the Southern Sons named Jeffrey Camarda, photo above, resolved to put a hole in the bucket. Camarda drew his pistol and fired. He missed and struck McDaniel in the head.
Camarda, who is 44 and who had no previous criminal record, panicked and fled.
McDaniel, who was also 44, was flown to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point where doctors tried to save him and he lingered before he died,
Last night, police spotted Camarda in the parking lot of a Big Lots store near the intersection of State Road 54 and U.S. 41 on the southern boundary of Land O’ Lakes. He was arrested and charged with manslaughter and he is now being held on $250,000 bail.