Eric Christopher Jansen, a retired Baltimore policeman and a member of the Chosen Sons Motorcycle Club, was sentenced to “probation before sentencing” last Friday for his part in a fight with members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. Jansen had been charged with first and second-degree assault, theft and robbery.
Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club member Eric Lloyd “Animal” Calkins was sentenced to two years incarceration with all but 60 days suspended. Calkins had been charged with with two counts of first-degree assault, five counts of second-degree assault, assault with a deadly weapon and strong arm robbery.
A third man, Darrin Shiflett, was also sentenced to “probation before sentencing.” All three pled guilty last July to one count of second-degree assault.
Blue Marlin Brawl
The charges resulted from a brawl with Iron Order members Timothy “Sentinel” Taylor, Timothy J. “PourHonie” Kielian, Seth Daniel Gerhart, James Charles Leblanc and John Anthony Hayes on February 7 Kenny B’s Blue Marlin in Dundalk. Maryland. The five Iron Order members were drinking in the bar with several women when Calkins entered the bar and a fight quickly ensued. Jansen joined the fight after he walked into the bar and observed four of the Iron Order members hitting Calkins in the head with collapsible batons, Calkins is a veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury during his military service in Iraq.
Surveillance video showed Jansen pushing Kielian’s wife out of his way and punching Kielian in the face twice. Kielian is the business manager of the Baltimore Iron Order chapter.
Kielian, appeared at Friday’s and asked the judge to sentence Jansen harshly. “The point is, there were people in there that night that were doing nothing wrong,” Kielian told the judge. “It’s inexcusable.”