Paul Wayne “Dog” Smith Loose

June 7, 2016

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Paul Wayne "Dog" Smith Loose

Paul Wayne “Dog” Smith was released from a Florida Prison on May 25, State officials expect Smith to live in Ninety Six, South Carolina.

Smith pled no contest on October 22, 2014 to possession of a controlled substance while also in possession of a firearm and he was sentenced to serve 753 days in prison.

The gun and methamphetamine were in Smith’s possession on September 30, 2012 when Smith shot and killed Warlocks Motorcycle Club patch holder Peter “Hormone” Schlette. Smith killed Schlettte seconds after five Warlocks arrived for a poker run that began in the parking lot of a VFW Post in Winter Springs, Florida. The men were carrying an $800 contribution.

Smith fired the first shots in an apparent ambush that left three Warlocks dead and two others injured. The other dead men were Harold “Lil Dave” Liddle and Dave “Dresser” Jakiela. Brad Dyess and Ronnie “Whiteboy” Mitchell were wounded in the attack.

Four Defendants

Smith shot Schlette in the arm while Schlette sat on his motorcycle. The shot knocked Schlette and his bike down. According to witnesses, when Schlette  rose he complained, “Motherfucker! You just shot me!” Then Smith shot Schlette in the eye and killed him. A jury cleared Smith of murder and attempted murder at a trial in September 2014.

Four men were charged with the murders and attempted murders. David “Tin Man” Maloney was found not guilty on the same charges on April 11, 2014. Maloney fired three shots during an extended exchange of gunfire with Dyess and Mitchell but hit no one. Robert William “Willy” Eckert, who also shot no one during the exchange, was found guilty of manslaughter and other charges and was sentenced to 27 years in prison on May 1, 2014. Victor Manuel “Pancho” Amaro who shot and killed Liddle and Jakiela was sentenced to life in prison May 29, 2014.

Two Clubs

The victims belonged to the Warlocks Motorcycle Club based in Orlando, Florida. That club was founded in 1967 and its members wear a red and yellow Phoenix on their backs. Maloney, Amaro and Smith are all former members of that club.

But at the time of the shooting the accused men were members of a faction of a Warlocks Motorcycle Club founded in 1967 in Southwest Philadelphia. Its members wear a stylized Harpy patch. To further complicate matters, there are two factions within the Harpy Warlocks. The shooters were all aligned with the Chester, Pennsylvania chapter of the Harpy Warlocks. Members of that chapter trademarked the club patch. They identify themselves as the “Chester based and trademark registered original Warlocks” and they began to add chapters outside the Philadelphia metropolitan area in about 2011.

At his trial, Smith’s lawyer argued that Schlette was a bad man who had terrorized Smith and threatened to rape his wife and that Smith had acted reasonably.


9 Responses to “Paul Wayne “Dog” Smith Loose”

  1. Scott Says:

    I don’t get it.

  2. Brad H Says:

    Just like the Denver, Colorado incident, this stupifies me beyond belief.

    My faith in the system was destroyed years ago. This case and the on going fiasco in wako, Texas further justifies my, and a lot of other folks, reasons for our distrust and hatred.

  3. Hangaround Says:

    Wait. What? You kill someone and get a possession charge, You shoot no one and get a manslaughter charge.

    Is this April 1st?

    Rebel are you drunk?

    How is it even conceivable that a jury of 12 completely stupid people could actually be allowed to judge their peers at trial. This just makes no sense, my head hurts now.

  4. Potmetal Says:

    Dude had brass knuckles, several knives, a baton, and a meat hook with him the day of the shooting, and was wearing a bullet proof vest. But it was totally self defense.

    Yep, seems pretty legit.

    Fucking disgraceful.

  5. Smitty1961 Says:

    He must have rolled on somebody important to get that kind of a deal.

  6. Meh Says:

    Dunno who his lawyer was, but he/she/it earned their fee.

  7. Dan-O Says:

    …what the hell happened here?

  8. East Coast Says:

    Yahoo, NYC corrections officers convicted of beating an inmate and “Gang Charges”.

    Finally the Blue Gang gets some:


  9. DJ Says:

    Looking to contact someone regarding my dad Greg “crash” Wright. He spoke of friends in Philly.

    He was killed in a car accident last Friday night. Need to ensure the right people get this message. I am making sure his friends get this info.


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