Slow News Continues

January 6, 2020

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Slow News Continues

Not to be obnoxious, all due respect, no offense intended, but if no one has ever told you this before let me tell you now: You are required by legal precedent to identify yourself to the police but you are not required to make small talk with them.

That seems to have been what Matthew Miles, a member of the Outlaws from McMinnville, Tennessee appears to have done last Friday afternoon at a Motel 6 on Westgate Drive in Brockton. Massachusetts. Maybe cops are nicer in Tennessee. Brockton is mostly famous for Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler.

It came up in conversation that Miles was carrying a revolver and that he did not have a license to carry in either Tennessee or Massachusetts. A subsequent officer safety inventory search revealed that Miles also possessed ammunition, brass knuckles and a measurable amount of methamphetamine.

Investigation Continues

Massachusetts State Police and Brockton Police then attempted to interrogate another Outlaw staying at the hotel. He was Pedro Tapia, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Police with excellent eyesight observed an automatic pistol in plain sight when he opened his door which provided probable cause to obtain a warrant and search the room. The gun belonged to Miles. Tapia, who is also believed to be an Outlaw is licensed to carry a firearm in Tennessee but did not have an active license to carry in Massachusetts. He was charged with improper storage of a firearm. Sure enough, there was a gun. Tapia was licensed to carry a weapon in Tennessee but not Massachusetts and he was charged with improper storage of a firearm.

The investigation continued leisurely/ When Matthew Ballingham, allegedly a member of the Outlwas from Waterbury, Connecticut arrived at the motel he was searched for some reason and found to possess a handgun. So, he was arrested.

Then in an attempt to catch more Outaws doing something, State Police stoped two cars near the motel at 8 p.m. and recovered two more handguns which led to the arrests of Edward Mahon of Cornwall, Vermont and Margaret Cahill of Westmont, Illinois.

Another search of a motel room recovered more ammunition and four grams of methamphetamine.

Big News

A total of five people were arrested and six guns were confiscated. The accused are to be arraigned this w

The most interesting thing about this episode is the the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Brocton Enterprise all covered this episode which was obviously intended to harass and intimidate the motorcycle club members.

Neither the Massachusetts State Police nor the Brocton Police issued a press release. There was no Brocton Police Log available for public inspection for Friday, January 3. The Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explsive has not issued a press release since November 7.


14 Responses to “Slow News Continues”

  1. L-Frame S&W Says:

    Having lived in the socialist republik of Taxachusetts for many years, I can tell you they do not honor ANY out of state LTC. Depending on where you live, getting a LTC in Mass can be very tricky, the rural areas are easier, for someone they suspect is a 1%er, in a high crime area like Brockton, not so much.

  2. Don’t drink the kool-aid Says:

    Everyone got input as if they were standing there , don’t buy what the news media or cops are selling like A.R did when writing this .

  3. Paladin Says:


    The Mateba was produced from 1997-2005. After a hiatus the company began producing them again in 2018. they are still in production. Calibers are; .357, .44 Magnum and 454 Casull. They’re an uncommon weapon and a bit pricey. Starting at: $2999.99.

    BTW; Rebel’s article refers to the gun in question as an “automatic pistol”, not an automatic revolver. Just sayin’.

    Long May You Ride,


  4. Sieg Says:

    Trebor, it must have been a Mateba. The Mateba Model 6 Unica is a recoil operated partially-automatic revolver. They were made, I think, in .357 and .44 mag.

    FTF / FTP

  5. rocco151 Says:


    …perfectly stated ! As the old time Sicilians used to say ” you can’t catcha the fish if he don’t open his mouth” !

  6. Trebor Says:

    Automatic Revolver?

  7. Stoney Says:

    at every church I tell my guys ” Don’t talk to LEO, LEO is not your friend.” But at least every three months someone who thinks their smarter or don’t have something to hide tells me that they had a conversation. Its to the point where I don’t lose my shit anymore I just tell them when you go to jail remember you were warned at church every week and if you take some brothers with you your out bad end of story.
    people need to understand that LEO does this every day and they are way better at it than you so SHUT THE FUCK UP!

  8. Psycho Says:

    If only we had an amendment to the US Constitution that covered whether people were allowed to keep and bear firearms…

  9. rollinnorth Says:

    Tough times all around for AOA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:


  10. Sieg Says:

    I’m gonna take a wild guess that they were all headed to the Samoset Rod & Gun Club in West Bridgewater for a little wholesome target-practice fun, and just left their licenses in their other pants. Hey, shit happens, right?!

    FTF / FTP

  11. Igo Says:

    I can tell you MA has TONS of Firearm laws (only state in the country that you get a lifetime firearm ownership ban for a M/V violation). But the MA courts absolutely LOVE plea bargains, they routinely let people walk with probation, that have three-four firearm convictions/pleas (usually drugs too). I would think somebody traveling to MA to meet people that reside here probably were better informed, butt what do I know??

    Nice to see mention of Marvin Hagler, I used to watch him train on his way up…

  12. rookery Says:

    Almost every club related fuck up, and I include my own club here, has almost one common denominator. That word ‘Meth’ somehow always seems to surface somewhere in the sad tales of unnecessary incarceration, injury or death… My charter banned the filthy shit 20 odd years ago, possibly the smartest thing we ever did.. Stupidity in a handy little packet…..

  13. Phuquehed Says:

    Yeah, he probably screwed up, but, what if the pigs had gone ahead and done what they usually do in those situations with bikers and *forced* a search on him? They’d then have had even more free reign to write him up with more bullshit charges. I’m going to *hope* that he found himself (the biker) between a rock and a hard place and the pig was fucking with him bigger than shit. After all, the Massachusetts pigs do wear a uniform copied straight out of the Nazi uniform book and probably even train all their pigs with old copies of SS training manuals.

    As for TN pigs…no, they aren’t nicer but they *ARE* mainly still on the ‘good ol’ boy’ system. Get pulled over on a backroad in a hick county on a pigs bad hair day, and he’ll bust you for shit a law’s never even been thought up of being yet. The county judge, who sells and uses cocaine, will burn you right and left just because Jethro the pig lets him fish in his stocked pond so he doesn’t need a license.

    If you’re a part of the good ol’ boy system of that county, you can stomp a person for being caught stealing from your home or stomp someones ass for beating a woman up, but if you’re not a part of their troop, Jethro the pig will bust you quicker than shit, make up laws to burn you with and the judge will uphold them…and your lawyer will tell you straight to your face you were in the right but there’s not a damned thing he can do for you…sorry.

    Yeah, I’m bettin’ there’s a hell of a lot more to this story than Rebel was able to find yet. I mean hell, how can those pigs have missed some bikers with patches on their back that had “I’m carrying an illegal weapon and drugs and ammo” in big glow-in-the-dark letters, or a car that had the same thing stamped into the license plate? Those Mass pigs are sharp and don’t often miss the writing on patches and license plates.

  14. Paladin Says:

    Obviously; I’m not very bright. Otherwise; I would know the answer to the following question, which is: WHY THE FUCK CAN’T PEOPLE KEEP THEIR GOD DAMN MOUTHS SHUT?! For absolutely no reason, Mr. “Chatty Kathy” rolled himself up along with four of his brothers.

    I’m not a gambler, but I’ll bet that Matthew Miles is not all that popular right now.


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