Real Life Biker Drama

December 5, 2017

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Real Life Biker Drama

If Kurt Sutter wasn’t an arrogant moron he might have written about the beef between the Brothers Regime and the Forever Two Wheelz in Trumbull County, Ohio.

Warren, the county seat, could be anywhere forgotten and lost in the new and improved America. Here’s all you need to know about Warren, Ohio. Roger Ailes grew up there. The city has a population of 40,000 people and two motorcycle clubs. Sometimes the motorcycle clubs get along.

A Forever Two Wheelz Motorcycle Club patch holder shot three Brothers Regime Motorcycle Club members at the Powerhouse Bar & Grill in Warren in August 2012. There was a fistfight between the clubs at a bar called the Summit Lounge on April 8, 2016. On June 18, 2016 about 20 members of the two clubs got into it a poker run at a bar called Shorty’s Place. Thirty-something shots were fired and the presidents of both clubs were shot. FTW president David Bailes, Jr. was gut shot and almost died. Brothers Regime president Robert A. “Chopper Bob” Marto and his club brother Jason “Foot” Moore were killed. Two motorcycle enthusiasts named Walter Hughes and Andrew G. Claypool were wounded.

The Legal Process

Within about a week, the city closed the Forever Two Wheelz clubhouse as a public nuisance and Bailes, was charged with two counts of murder. But, Bailes was so seriously wounded that the charges against him were dropped. FTW member James A. Gardner was charged with double murder and other serious charges.

The law, as its victims know, unfolds languorously – particularly when nobody saw a thing. Last March, a grand jury indicted Bailes and his club brother Charles Dellapenna III for double counts of aggravated murder and felonious assault with gun specifications,

Also, after about six months in the Trumbull County Jail, praying to win the lottery so he could post his $1 million bond, and then after another few months of house arrest, Gardner confessed. He sort of confessed. He pled guilty to two counts of complicity to involuntary manslaughter with firearms specifications and two counts of complicity to felonious assault.

In return, Gardner agreed to testify against Bailes and Dellapenna, He got prosecutor Mike Burnett’s word that “As long as he completes his end of the bargain, that he agrees to testify truthfully and cooperate fully, then the state will recommend between fifteen and twenty years as a sentence. If he does not fully cooperate with the state, we can take the option to withdraw the plea agreement. In which case, he faces aggravated murder charges and that carries a potential for a life sentence.” Gardner’s bail was immediately revoked until after he actually testified.

La Femme

Gardner’s wife, Giva Gardner, was not thrilled with the deal.

She told Raymond L. Smith of the Warren Tribune Chronicle that her husband’s “lawyer did not talk to me, He would not allow me to see him” before James Gardner memorialized his confession. She wanted somebody to explain to her why nobody associated with the Brothers Regime had been charged with anything. “What did they expect for David (Bailes), to do? Die?”

Giva Gardner is related to all three FTW defendants. Bailes is her son. Dellapenna is her nephew.

She told Youngstown television station WKBN, “She visits them all in the Trumbull County Jail each week.”

“It is what I call STT…is what I call it. Sunday for my son, Tuesday for my nephew, and Thursday for my husband,.”

“They have never been in trouble” she told the television station. “All they do is take care of people.”

Wait, There’s more. This morning Dellapenna pled guilty to complicity to involuntary manslaughter, complicity to felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon. And he will be sentenced to no more than 15 years in prison – after he testifies against David Bailes.

Bailes is scheduled to begin trial next Monday morning.


15 Responses to “Real Life Biker Drama”

  1. Me Says:

    This is all bullshit. They all need to suffer for what they did. What ever happened to LOYALTY RESPECT AND HONOR??? Guess it’s a new world of bikers. I DIDN’T SEE SHIT, I DIDN’T HEAR SHIT, AND I AIN’T SAYING SHIT!!! THE TRUE CODE

  2. moto Says:

    There should be a ‘delete’ feature here. Ignore that last post, as I’m illiterate and missed the ‘Trumbull County’ in the very first sentence

  3. moto Says:

    fwiw, the Warlocks also have a chapter in Warren Ohio… or at least they use to

  4. Cap'n Bill Says:

    @ Tx_Biker

    That is correct!

    and for the newer people here


    thank you




  5. Whitepride Says:

    Rats deserve to be exterminated! They are nothing but disease infested vermin that need to be eradicated!

  6. Psycho Says:

    A shooting occurs at a bar, so the cops shut down the clubhouse as a nuisance, and not the bar? Sounds to me like these clubs should have been spending more time hanging out with their brothers at their clubhouses, and less time out at the bar. If I’m not mistaken, that’s one of the main reasons we have clubhouses, am I wrong? To keeps us out of the eyes of the public, where we can have a beer, comfortably out of the prying eyes of civilians, where drunk and belligerent people won’t decide it’s their night to challenge a biker? Just my two cents.

    Fuck your feelings

  7. James W Crawford Says:

    At least there are actual dead bodies to confirm that something happened.

    However; it appears that the DA flipped a coin to determine who was the victim and who was the aggrsssor.

  8. rocco151 Says:

    @ Gandalf

    I grew up in an old fashioned Sicilian neighborhood and I remember the older “connected” guys would always say ” You can’t catch a fish if he no open his mouth” Thanks to you and Paladin and IronRider for sharing knowledge to those of us new to the motorcycle world !

    Sempri Quattru Occhiu

  9. TX_Biker Says:

    FTW does not stand for “forever Two wheels”. Just saying…

  10. Shovelhead Says:

    15 years is a long time to do as a Snitch. Think no one will know what you rats did?

    Think you’re getting a good deal? You’re still getting a life sentence assholes. And you deserve it!

    Hang in there Bailes.

    Respect to the real 1%

  11. Old & Jaded Says:

    Iron Rider, well said. This case has family testifying against family – much less fellow club brothers. Pathetic.

    Paladin, as someone that lived most of their life in Los Angeles before fleeing, I’ve followed the Tanaka and Baca cases closely. Tanaka was a power mad evil little troll and Baca sure had his own issues. I think Baca’s still out on bail pending appeal. The Alzheimers argument apparently has worked.

  12. Gandalf Says:

    “See that fish mounted on my wall? He wouldn’t be there if He kept His mouth shut.”

  13. Paladin Says:

    It is worth noting that the prosecution’s “recommendation” of a 15-20 year sentence is just that, a recommendation, nothing more. The presiding judge is not required to honor any plea agreement between a prosecutor and the accused, as evidenced in Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca’s plea agreement with federal prosecutors, which was thrown out by Judge Percy Anderson.

    It would be interesting to know how Gardner’s lawyer was able to keep Gardner’s wife from seeing her husband.


  14. Iron Rider Says:

    Sid it before and will say it again “you give nothing, they get nothing” So this one guy signed on to a plea deal then the prosecution sticks him in the slammer until he gets on the stand and testifies, tell me this guy knew that was coming, somehow I doubt it but hey who wouldn’t believe what a prosecutor is telling you is straight up, right?

    Now I dont know what evidence the cops have to prove who did what since there is no mention of video surveillance footage etc, but I dont see anyone in a real MC talking to the cops about what went down out of goodwill. With that said just shut the fuck up! Never ever sell out your brothers, once you sell out your brothers you going to a rat and out bad, is that going to make your 15 or 20 year stretch easier? No it wont, so shut the fuck up, be a man and do your nickel dont sell out your friends and their families and your brothers, because you arent just screwing your brothers your screwing their families and their lives.

    Want to take a deal great, but dont sell out everyone to do it. If the prosecutions case was rock solid they wouldnt offer you a deal, the reason they are offering you a deal is because they dont have a sure fire conviction if they go to trial, if they had a bullet proof case they wouldnt need you ass or testimony, so just shut the fuck up and think about everything before you do something you will regret

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