Jimmy Frank Williams, a member of the Rednecks Motorcycle Club, was arrested over the weekend in connection with a gunfight between members and associates of the Rednecks and the Iron Order motorcycle Club last Friday near Harrah, Oklahoma.
Police are close mouthed about what they think Williams might have done.
According to a single source in Oklahoma, Three motorcycles ridden by Rednecks passed two members of the Iron Order on Oklahoma Route 62 between Harrah and the Kickapoo Casino about five miles east of Harrah. As the Rednecks passed one of the Iron Order tried to impede their progress. The two Iron Order riders followed the Rednecks to the gas pumps of the Kickapoo Convenience Store about 100 yards from the casino. Aerial footage taken from a helicopter Friday night showed five motorcycles at the shooting scene.
The single source claims one of the Iron Order bikers shot a Redneck in the leg. The Redneck, according to the source, was not armed. The wife of the man who was wounded drew a legally carried pistol and returned fire. Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty told television station KWTV Friday night that three shooters were involved. “A couple of them blocked off a guy and an altercation took place,” Dougherty said. “And then from that point it became a gun battle.”
Dougherty told Dana Hertneky of KWTV today, that “more arrests are likely to come.”
Hertneky reported today that after the shooting members of both clubs converged on the shooting scene. “We were playing crowd control at that point with crime scene tape and everybody was just having a stare down contest,” Dougherty told the television station. “We’ve got a lot of people involved in this, looking at this to try and figure out what exactly happened and where it’s going.”
The shooting is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Lincoln and Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Deputies and Kickapoo Tribal Police.
The Rednecks are a support club for the American Outlaws Association. Throughout its existence, the Iron Order has sought confrontations with Outlaws. Former club president, Ray “Izod” Lubesky bragged extensively about those confrontations in two memoirs titled IOMC The Book and IOMC – Birth of a Motorcycle Club.
Speaking about the AOA, current club vice president Mike “Cgar” Crouse wrote “I know our club has the advantage. One percenters won’t call the cops. So what the fuck!? Destroy any fucker that confronts you. It’s a free ticket…if they can…..We have put fuckers in the hospital. You know very well if a MC got their ass handed to them by the IO they will do what they have to…to lie about it.”
The Iron Order self presents as a Jimmy Carter era outlaw club but has branded itself as a “law abiding motorcycle club.”