Wilson Tony “Roadblock” Harrell

January 29, 2018

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Wilson Tony "Roadblock" Harrell

Wilson Tony “Roadblock” Harrell, author, martyr, mentor and longtime member of the American Outlaw Association died last Friday, January 26, of injuries sustained when he hit a large oil slick and accidentally rode his motorcycle into a pole last September.

Roadblock Harrell was born in 1942, grew up on Jacksonville, Florida, raced stock cars and joined the Outlaws in 1971.

Harrell and a club brother named Thor Hanson were accused of the April 25, 1975, shotgun murder of prospective Outlaw David W. “Stoney” Adamson in Ormond Beach, Florida. He was charged with first-degree murder in 1978. eventually he was found guilty of being an accessory to murder. He served about eight months in jail, That conviction was overturned in 1999,

But, by then Harrell was back in prison. In March 1982, in about the middle of America’s great drug binge, he became a defendant in a very lurid case that that accused him other members of the Tampa chapter of distributing cocaine, methaqualone and methamphetamine.

The case was largely based on the testimony of disgruntled ex-Outlaws. One of them, “Jerry Luke Owens, when asked how he supported himself during his membership in the club, replied, ‘Same as anybody else, drugs and women.’ He admitted that no man in the Outlaw fraternity held a legitimate job and that the members instead lived off the profits of drug sales and the income their girlfriends and wives, better known as ‘old ladies,’ earned from forced prostitution.”

Harrell protested, that the only physical evidence presented against him at trial was his Outlaws patch and four ounces of powdered cocaine. He was convicted and sentenced to serve 35 years in prison.

In January 1983, Harrell and 13 other members and associates of the Outlaws were tried in federal court on Jacksonville and convicted of racketeering. He remained in federal custody until December 2009.

Four years later he published the first of three novels. The Probate was followed by New Orleans Revenge and One Percenter’s Stand. All three books are about a Vietnam Veteran named “Joe Wilson” who finds respect and a home as a member of the “Regents Motorcycle Club” in the 1970s.

Harrell passed peacefully with his paramour Krisan and his dog Pearl by his side. Wilson Tony “Roadblock” Harrell was 76.

He could have used a few more years. So many of the ones he was born with were stolen from him.

Requiscat in Pace

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30 Responses to “Wilson Tony “Roadblock” Harrell”

  1. CIVVY Says:

    RIP Roadblock 1%er

  2. One Eye Says:

    Heartfelt condolences to Roadblock’s family, Brothers, and friends. I missed meeting him in Milwaukee in 2015 by mere minutes. I would have got to tell him how much I enjoyed his writing. Ride free.

  3. Dutchboy Says:

    Another Patch in the Streets of Gold Crew. Prayers for him and his families, both blood and Patch. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

  4. JH Says:

    Ride In Peace
    GBNF Roadblock 1%er and my condolences to his loved ones and AOA-nation.
    It was an honour to meet you few times.

    JH

  5. RtC Says:

    Krisan, deepest sympathies to you young lady. I know you were the sunshine in Roadblock’s life.
    Respects
    Redwolf

  6. RtC Says:

    Damn.
    RIP Roablock1%er GBNF

    Heartfelt CONDOLENCES to family&friends. Wish we had met other than on this
    machine.

    Redwolf the Conchoman

  7. Tammy Cupp McDowelo Says:

    Ride free Roadblock. Lifting prayers for your family. I was privileged to be a sin city rugrat.you will be greatly missed.love you. Resyeasy!

  8. Teresa Andrews Says:

    I Love you Roadblock (Tony) I’m gonna miss you Dearly

  9. Teresa Andrews Says:

    I Love you Roadblock ❤️❤️ I’m gonna miss you Dearly

  10. Maven Says:

    I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Roadblock on a handful of occasions. You will not find a more solid or honorable man.

    He will be greatly missed.

    My condolences to his brothers in the AoA and his friends and family.

    Maven.

  11. Rook Says:

    On a short stint in county jail,back when people could send ” inmates” books, someone sent me one of Roadblocks books.
    ” the probate”
    I read that one book three times,not a bad writer.

    R.I.P AOA.Roadblock 1% er

  12. Papa Says:

    I didn’t know roadblock but I did love his novels. Condolences to his family and friends, a real loss.
    Respect

    Papa

  13. The Kraut Says:

    Respects to Roadblock, and those who loved him…

    Kraut

  14. David M Mitchell Says:

    I don’t think words can express what a loss this is to our community, to the AOA, to RoadBlock’s family & friends, & to our country. A true Patriot; I was humbled and honored just to meet and speak with him a few times for short periods. His wisdom and knowledge through the school of hard knocks were immeasurable. A proud American that served his country & stood proud after that same country stole the majority of his adult life. Condolence’s & Respects RoadBlock 1% ~ you will be missed ~ but never forgotten.

  15. Bone Head Says:

    Rest in peace Roadblock. I think this is the same man’s website.

    http://freeroadblock.us/

  16. mac Says:

    R.I.P. A really nice guy when you got to know him and a credit to the A.O.A. World.

  17. Freebird Says:

    RIP Roadblock

    Paladin, top shelf pick on the tune!

  18. rocco151 Says:

    R.I.P. Roadblock

    I read all of his books and he was a friend of a friend and by all accounts a solid man ! Respects and Condolences to his friends and family !

  19. Germ Says:

    Much LL&R and deepest condolences to the Black and White Nation

  20. OC Bob Says:

    RIP RoadBlock 1%er

  21. Badd Guye Says:

    Condolences to all of the AOA, I had the distinct Honor of meeting and hanging out with “Roadblock” a few years ago at the NCOM in Denver. I will always consider him a man of Great Honor, Integrity, and Loyalty. He will be missed!

  22. Sieg Says:

    RB was a good Man, a righteous Convict, and a solid Brother. The world is a poorer place for his loss.

    Thanks, Cuz, for staying by his side through everything.

    RIB Outlaw Roadblock 1%’er GBNF
    Seated in the Great Hall of Warriors

    Fuck The Feds / Fuck The Pigs
    The Only Solution Is Another Revolution

  23. Griz's Gal Says:

    He was a warrior and fought hard, and will rest in peace, now. Sending my deepest condolences to Krisan and the rest of the family and friends. May the love of the community bring you comfort and peace.

    GG

  24. panamaa Says:

    Condolences to Family, friends and brothers….

    RIP…

  25. Paladin Says:

    My sincere condolences to his family, friends and Brothers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzplmeMMB84

    Long May He Ride,

    Paladin

  26. FF Says:

    My deepest respect and condolences to all who knew and loved him. You were dealt a shitty hand, Roadblock 1% but you kept your dignity, integrity, and honor. You’re seated in Valhalla ‘ s great hall, now. Stay strong, Krisan and Pearl.

  27. Irish Says:

    RIP to a righteous man

  28. Adios Says:

    Until we ride together again in the Forever Chapter GBNF OFFO

  29. Chief Says:

    R.I.P. Outlaw Roadblock,

    I thoroughly enjoyed your books and was looking forward to more.
    Alas, it was not to be.

    Ride free,

    AATW
    Chief

  30. JMacK Says:

    Deepest Respects and condolences to the Family and Brothers of Roadblock.

    JMacK

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