Diamond Dan Speaks

July 16, 2012

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On May 17, William N. Nettles, the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina convinced a federal grand jury to return a “91-count indictment charging members and associates of the Rock Hell City Nomad Chapter of the Hells Angels with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, narcotics violations, Hobbs Act robbery, money laundering, and firearm violations.” The indictment was sealed and remained secret for three weeks.

On June 7, local, state and federal police in both South Carolina and North Carolina arrested 19 people including: Daniel Eugene “Diamond Dan” Bifield, Mark William “Lightening” Baker, David Channing “Gravel Dave” Oiler, Bruce James “Bruce-Bruce” Long, Richard “Little Mark” Thrower, David “Yard Owl” Pryor, James Frederick “Big Fred” Keach, Jr., Frank “Big Frank” Enriquez, Jr., Donald “Brooklyn Donnie” Boersma, Lisa Ellen Bifield (the wife of Daniel Bifield), Lisa Ellen Stockton, Johanna Looper, Kerry Chitwood, Carlos Hernandez, Ronald Dean “Big Ron” Byrum, Jr., Trent Allen Brown, Bruce Ranson “Diesel” Wilson, Thomas McManus “Uncle Tom” Plyler, Jamie Hobbs and Somying Anderson.

The Official Version

A press release issued the day of the arrests by the District of South Carolina stated:

“The arrest warrants were served along with the execution of 23 search warrants in North and South Carolina. During today’s operation, law enforcement seized methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, pills, and approximately 100 firearms, including two automatic machine guns. Special Agent in Charge David Thomas stated, ‘The significance of the extensive and long-term investigative efforts that resulted in the arrests today represent the FBI’s continuing commitment to the dismantling of organized criminal organizations. By working in a joint environment with federal, state, and local counterparts, we send a clear message that such pervasive criminal activities will not be tolerated.’

“These arrests follow a two-year interagency investigation by the South Carolina Hells Angels Task Force (SCHATF). Assisting in the investigation and today’s operation were the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Columbia and Charlotte Field Divisions; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Lexington County Sheriff’s Department; Lexington Police Department; Rock Hill Police Department; York County Sheriff’s Office; Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office; State Law Enforcement Division; Gastonia, Police Department; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; Gaston County Sheriff’s Office; and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

“United States Attorney Bill Nettles commended the inter-agency cooperation, saying, ‘Today’s arrests and seizures are an important step in our ongoing fight against criminal gangs operating in South Carolina. This investigation is also another example of what can be accomplished through a close partnership among local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.’ The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay N. Richardson.”

The end of the press release disingenuously stated, “The United States Attorney stated that all charges in this indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.”

Complex Case

The case is called USA v. Bifield et al. It is, officially, a “complex case.” As of Monday, July 16 there have been 482 filings in Bifield. This complexity appears to have been manufactured by the prosecution in order to complicate the defendants’ abilities to refute the charges and to discourage press coverage. In a story published June 20The Aging Rebel stated “The human being chosen to suffer in this case is the lead defendant Daniel Eugene “Diamond Dan” Bifield. Bifield is an unusually well liked and well respected member of his club. The point of this case is to hurt him. It is impossible to comprehend the case that bears his name without understanding that.”

Bifield made a lengthy, written statement to this page last Wednesday. That statement, which has been slightly edited, follows. It is the first public statement Bifield has made since his arrest. You can decide for yourself if Dan Bifield is being treated like a man who is presumed to be innocent. The statement contains some rough language.

Diamond Dan Speaks

My name is Diamond Dan. I have been a Hells Angel for over 37 years and I am a man of respect and honor. I am a fair man and a man of my word. I do not disrespect people and I have manners. I am a proud man, husband and Hells Angel! I am dedicated and loyal to what I love and believe in and nothing can take away or change that.

I helped start the Hells Angels charter in Bridgeport, Connecticut, helped the Hells Angels in New York City and helped start the Rockhell, South Carolina charter.

I want to thank all the people who have spoken up for my wife, for me and for my club. I very badly need their help and support.


I know our federal government has done some illegal stuff. We are all being set-up and railroaded because of who and what I am. A lot of people including my family and friends are being hurt by this. For the record, we are not guilty of these crimes. We are not an organized crime group. We never have been and we never will be. The only organized crime here is by the federal government! The government entraps us, lies about us and tricks us. It is trying to make us into something we are not!

I have always tried to help people and keep the peace. I have tried to help everybody who has ever known me and even people I did not know. I am not a trouble maker and I do not go around beating, hurting or killing people. I am more of a problem solver. I am not a drug dealer or a gun dealer. The worst thing I do is smoke weed and get some speeding tickets.

I am so sick and tired of all these lies and stories the federal government is always making about us. They don’t care who they hurt or use as long as they get what they want. I feel so bad because of all the people and families who have been ruined by the government. I am completely torn apart by all they have done to my beautiful wife Lisa and by the way they are treating her. She does not deserve this! And, all this has happened to her because of me.

From the first day I moved to South Carolina the law police have made it known that they hate me and hate the Hells Angels and that they were out to get us. I couldn’t understand why. We never really bother anybody!

My wife has helped so many people by putting on support parties and benefits for men, women and children. A man couldn’t ask for a better wife. She has saved me in so many ways. She has given me and taught me so much! When I came to South Carolina I had nothing. Lisa took care of me, gave me a home, supported me and loved me like no other woman. She gave me a family and a reason to want to live and make it in life. She was always on me to do good. You can’t help but to love and like her. I think she is awesome.

Fighting For His Life

Now I’m fighting for my wife, my club and my life. I am at the point where I don’t care what they do to me. I may spend the rest of my life in prison but I would never sell out the people I love and believe in. I will never turn by back on any of them.

The feds have ruined and taken everything we had and worked for. They blew up our house! They searched and destroyed it! And, all they found were seven knives! They didn’t have to do all that. We were told and knew they were coming but we had no idea it would be a set-up. I told the cops over and over that they didn’t have to come blow up our house and destroy it. I told them that we had nothing in there. We never have and we never would. I told one of the officers to call us or let us know (when the indictment was unsealed) and I would turn myself in to whoever I had to. The officer told us the feds were coming after us for drugs and guns! I told him that was bullshit! All I ever sold was gold and silver. My wife and I even had an ad in Carolina Chrome Magazine. It was a good thing our 13-year-old daughter wasn’t there (during the raid) because if she had been there she would have been hurt!

Besides, if they think I was afraid of them they are wrong. When I stepped outside with my hands up they (the Swat Team) had five red dots in the middle of my chest. And do you know what I told them? I said, “Go ahead and shoot me.” One of the feds ran up to me and tried to push me hard but I pushed back and held my position. I told them they did not have to do all that. I was more worried about my wife. She was so scared, upset and confused! I wanted to run over and hold her. We hardly had any clothes on by they (Swat) didn’t care. They took our jewelry which we had paid for long before all this bullshit. They took and kept my club jewelry that had been given to me 30 years before. They even took the bracelet my wife had given me for my birthday. The took the diamond earring she had given me for our anniversary. They took our wedding bands. They took her diamond bracelet that we had upgraded at the jewelry store. None of this was bought with drug money! I guess that is what you call justice. When we were in court one of the Marshalls told my wife that I had given her old bracelet to some other woman. But the fact is that my wife was with me when traded in the old bracelet at the store. See how they lie?

Anybody who knows me knows how I am. I always helped my wife at the bar and watched over her. We always travelled together. We were a happy family. I never had a woman love me like she has. It hurts deeply that she is suffering because of me.

Who Bifield Is

You people out there who want to judge me or talk shit about me don’t know who I am! You have no idea. I always talk to people with respect and courtesy. In my life I have helped children, women, families, career people, special needs children and abused children. I did not do any of that to impress people. I did it because I cared about them and wanted to help. It makes me feel good in my heart and it is the right thing to do. I say this as a husband, a man, a Hells Angel and a convict. I have never done anything I was ashamed of. My wife was always telling me that I can’t help everybody and that I was too trusting. That is just how I was.

I see how they did my wife and me! They took us to different jails. They put us in the hole with no visits, mail, phone calls or recreation. We have no clothes. They refused to give me clean clothes, showers, tooth paste, soap or toilet paper. I had to wipe myself with a towel! I weighed 224 pounds and now I weigh 211. The cells were dirty and nasty and ice cold. There was little food and it sucked. Ask my wife all they did to her and how badly they treated her. All of this was at the orders of the feds. She has never been arrested or in trouble for anything before. She worked hard in the bars she was partners in. She took care of her daughter, me and everybody else.

When I was in the hole I finally managed to get something to write with, a couple of pieces of paper and an envelope from another convict. Believe me, that was not easy. I wrote my public defender about the conditions in the hole. I included a letter to my wife in the same envelope and asked the defender to send it to her but he never mailed that letter because he was afraid. I have to ask myself if I want somebody like that to represent me in court. He seems like a nice guy and he has tried to help me but I need somebody who will go all out. Besides, he works for the government. He doesn’t know me or understand me. Can I trust him? All that has happened to Lisa and me is wrong and unfair. I think it is cruel and unusual punishment.

Presumed Innocent

Most likely they will not allow my wife bond and that is really wrong! She cries all the time and is so confused about all that is happening. She doesn’t deserve to be in jail. This hurts me so badly. I only care a little about what they do to me but I do care very much about her and my club. You can mess with me but when it comes to my family and club I will fight back with my life. Our legal system and prison system suck. They just expect everybody to roll over and tell – to make a deal.

It isn’t about being fair or who is right and who is wrong.

When I went to court I smelled so bad. I hadn’t been allowed to clean myself or shave for almost a week. I even told the judge about it. I was told I would get a shower and clean clothes but that didn’t happen until I got out of the hole the next day.

My bond hearing was a joke. This whole deal has been like one, big circus! None of us could really understand all the charges in the indictment. The judge even seemed confused as she was reading it off.

Mr Bifield is a violent person who beats, extorts and threatens people! They found tons of knives at his house!

I had about five knives and two that I carry. Then they put this ATF agent on the stand who claimed they had me saying that if anybody bothers or hurts Lisa that I would kill them. We asked if they had a tape. They replied they knew it. It was a lie. What I did say was that if anybody raped, killed, or tried to hurt my wife, daughter, me or my club that I would kill them. It would be for the reason of protection! I think any man might say that.

Then they tried to say I beat and stomped my beautiful wife! Anybody who knows me knows that wouldn’t happen. Besides, my wife would kill me if I did that. My probation officer knows better. I have never hit my wife and I never would. That isn’t my style. Yet, they accused me of that during my bond hearing.

Then they went back into my prison record and used crimes from 30 years ago. It was another set up and railroad job. And, of course the judge went for it.

I have been living in South Carolina since I got out of prison in 2008. Where are all the crimes, assaults, deaths and whatever? All you need to join the Hells Angels is be over 21-years-old, own a bike and hang around for a year or so. I was in prison for over 27 years and if I ever did something wrong it was my choice. It had nothing to do with the club. Again, 27 years in prison. Where are all the fights, beatings and killings? There aren’t any. It was just federal government lies and bullshit!

Tragedy Of Federal Law Enforcement

It hurts me to think I will never see my wife or my family again. I may die in prison for believing in what I do and for being what I am. If that is the case let it be so.

My love and respect to my beautiful wife Lisa, brothers, support clubs and to my true friends. I am so proud of you all! Please do what you can to help us – especially Lisa.

I may be in the hole again because these guards have no respect. They talk to you like shit and just fuck with you. I am always being put on lockdown. You have to sit on your bed all the time. You can’t stand, workout or walk! It’s crazy and it is wrong!

A man can only take so much bullshit. A human being doesn’t need to be treated like this. It (these conditions) make it hard for me to defend myself and get things done. And that’s the point! If I were free I could get so many more people involved to help us. And, tell the truth!

I can’t say much about the case yet. Hell, I don’t even know about the case myself yet! But, knowing the government I am sure they did a lot of illegal and low life stuff.

And, now they are saying I can’t write my wife because of the case.


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179 Responses to “Diamond Dan Speaks”

  1. Brandy barrett Says:

    Prayers your way…i send all my love all my love and respect to you and your wife. I wish there was a way to communicate…keep you faith and pray…i will be in touch.

  2. Mike Newman Says:

    Stop the bellyaching, do your time and go lick your nuts.

  3. larry rolls roy Says:

    as dans former boss can help please post proper address, ss, and any other info needed. lawrence castle ,8037278550.

  4. Frequent Flyer Says:

    Clyde is the guy Hoover the transvestite was fucking up the ass.

  5. Liver Jim Says:

    Hey, i’m good close friends with one of the best criminal defense attorney’s in South Carolina. He’ll do me favor if i ask him & probably defend Diamond Dan. He’s top notch, his name is James “Chip” Price in Greenville, SC; let me know if i can help…

  6. EC Shooter Marines MC Says:

    My prayers to Dan and Lisa. Keep the faith. You and your Brothers are strong. God bless

  7. Crazy Train Says:


  8. Crazy Train Says:

    @Jim666 Need not worry about me. I got myself and any of you covered if you’re interested. Today, everyone carries cellphones with video capability. Forget harrasement from one cop…collect evidence of continued harrasement of 2 or more (like they do us) and SAY HELLO TO:

    TITLE 18 U.S.C. Section 241 Conspiracy against Rights-This statue makes it unlawful for 2 or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or INTIMIDATE any person of ANY state, territory, or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of ANY right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States. It further makes it unlawful for 2 or more persons to go in disguise on the highway (IE UNMARKED COP CARS)or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any right so secured. Punishment up to 10 yrs.
    TITLE 18 U.S.C. SECTION 242 Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law
    This statue makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statue, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privelages, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the US. ACTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW INCLUDE ACTS NOT DONE BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL OFFICIALS, within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but ALSO DONE WITHOUT and BEYOND the bounds of their lawful authority.

  9. Jim666 Says:

    Crazy Train Says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    Big Ron is still in. This is biggest load of horseshit I’ve ever seen in my entire life! 2 supposed phone calls with no corroborating evidence, no crime commited, no intent shown…wtf!! I get fricking followed by the law every damn where I go. Maybe I need to file a lawsuit of my own
    @ Crazytrain, File a harrasment order against the cop, if it,s one particular cop usually the order will be issued as long as you have proff of that paticular cop fucking w/ you ,your kids ol ect.
    this shit has been going on here w/ me for years and when the fuck started stopping my girls !2 yrs and 10 yrs old as they walk to a friends or store thats when i went to court houseand filed a order or harresment against one officer Smith, Sgt.Cpd , fuck the fuckin fucks,

    F.T.P. F.T.F. F.T.G.
    Respects, Jim666 Va. Nomads

  10. irene Says:

    Dan and all the rest if ur still getting copies of this just wanted to send my love and respect…when u get out come on down to where I work for that hamburger steak.. Much Love & Respect

  11. ghost Says:

    @crazy train

    you really should!!

  12. Crazy Train Says:

    Big Ron is still in. This is biggest load of horseshit I’ve ever seen in my entire life! 2 supposed phone calls with no corroborating evidence, no crime commited, no intent shown…wtf!! I get fricking followed by the law every damn where I go. Maybe I need to file a lawsuit of my own.

  13. Bipolar&Proud Says:

    There was a continuation at the trials on the 7th and 8th. Now it’s just a wait and see game.

  14. irene Says:

    Did he have court what’s going on no more updates someone email me or something [email protected]

  15. BIG BOB Says:


  16. WARTHOG Says:

    What happen to the updates? Did all the posters on here get raided by the feds? I assume there was a continuation in court on the 7th.



  17. Caretaker Says:

    Posted earlier,but it never showed (my bad?) Anyway,here’s hoping dan made out.


  18. Jenn Parker Says:

    I am SO angry over this BS the goverment holds on Hells Angels!!!!!!! I been brought up by them and they are NOT evil!!! Daniel explains everything to the Tee/ Myself and my brother William Gosseling Jr love and respect Dan and the Hells Angels. I WISH the best for this case but its seems nearly impossible for anyone to see the damn truth!!! Love and Respect!!!!! Any comments email me at [email protected]

  19. JIM666 Says:

    Good luck today Dan,
    M/L&R Jim666

  20. WARTHOG Says:

    @brotherhood is where:

    I have been sending in $10/week through the BHC and got my support shirt for Dan as well. I never met the guy, but I do support the 81 in Illinois and Nomads. You obviously know nothing about brotherhood or freedom. Let me inform you, as someone that actually lives it everyday, it is still alive and fighting for its life from a growing totalitarian government.

    Good luck today in court, Dan. Know that you have a million brothers behind you that love and care about you. God speed.



  21. JustPeople Says:

    Thanks much Bipolar, I will pray for each and everyone of them every night. This is such a shame, so many lives impacted and the lives of their families. I hope that this comes to closure soon for all involved. Let’s keep the news flowing for everyone who got hooked up! Knowledge is power and I am sure more of this bunch needs help than just Dan or Lisa. Who is in the worst shape? Do they all have a place to live or food to eat? How is their mental health? What can we do to help them feel loved and supported? Please remember EVERYONE!!!

  22. Bipolar&Proud Says:


    You do not know how much your comment meant. I have been wondering the same thing, why weren’t the others ever mentioned. Here is what I know:

    Sonny-Out on bond, on house arrest with electronic monitoring

    Yard Owl- Out on Bond

    Diesel- Out on Bond

    JoJo- Out on Bond

    Brooklyn Donnie- Out on Bond

    Uncle Tom-Out on Bond

    Trent Brown-Out on Bond

    Dan-Still in

    Leisa-Still In

    Lil Mark- Still In

    Gravel Dave- Still In

    Big Frank- STill In

    Big Fred- Still In

    Lightening- Still In

    Bruce Bruce-Still In

    Jamie Hobbs_long- Out on Bond

    Ying-Last heard still in

    Carrie Chitwood-Still In

    Carlos-Still In

    Big Ron-????

    All confirmed except for Big Ron from inside 81.

  23. rollinnorth Says:

    Not surprised:
    Thanks for the info.

    Good points. We can’t be too careful.


  24. Junior Says:

    brotherhood is where:
    I suspect you are another troll/cop. How do u know the balance on Dans canteen?

    How do you supposedly know what others incarcerated have or have not received?

    only a kop or someone close to 81 could know such a thing. You are full of shit. You are just here to post bullshit and convince this sites “passers-by” that brotherhood is dead when the truth is that brotherhood is the oasis in the desert of some of our lives. fuck you u publicly funded unproductive parasite piece of shit. -Junior

  25. Not Surprised Says:

    brotherhood is where:

    Dan’s canteen was down to $12.00. People can make a direct online deposit and skip the postal money order and having to mail to the facility, by going to

    McDaniel Supply
    Select SC as the state
    Alivn S Glen as the facility

    If you don’t know an inamte ID#, choose the next field down and enter first and last name then continue the prompts until you come to a page that allows you to use a debit or credit card.

    This is the fastest most secure way to have funds deposited. You’ll get a onfirmation shwoing the inamtes name and the total amount deposited with a unique confirmation #

    Minimum deposit is $10.00 and mximum is $300.00.

    I am assuming almost all who are still incarcerated could have funds deposted this way.

    here are minimal fees associated with this but the money goes directly into the inmates canteen account and a confirmation number is auto generated

  26. brotherhood is where? Says:

    Where’s the brotherhood at?? That is why Dan’s canteen is down to 12.00 and some of the others haven’t received the first card or letter from a brother?

  27. Will Says:

    Didnt mean when his trial would be but when the next court appearance. Keep seeing the 7th just wanted to make sure.

  28. Chip Says:

    Greetings All:

    Just posted a rather verbose comment on the Lisa articel that should answer most of this, hopefully at least. I’m not going anywhere and just found it incredible that somebody told me to back off given that I was just the messenger. Anyway, read the thing I tried to write on the Lisa article and maybe we can all get back to the task at hand.

    I apologize if in any way I have hurt the cause or anyone’s feelings. I’ll try to do better in the future.



  29. JustPeople Says:

    Court may start on Aug 7th,8th and 9th for all involved but it will only be for the prosecution to request an extension until the next session. There is NO way they are ready to take this to trial yet. I see a lot of talk about Dan and Lisa who are both good people but lets not forget the other people there were what 20 indicted on the federal gig? Lets get a roll call, who is out on bond and who is inside still? How are they doing? Lets make sure we remember everyone who got hooked up back in June no matter how big or small. The names I know

    Bruce Bruce – Still in Jail?
    Big Frank – Still in jail
    Carlos – Still in jail?
    Dan – Still in jail
    Lisa – Still in jail
    Jo Jo – Still in Jail?
    Fred Keech – Still in Jail?
    ScreaminEagle – Still in Jail?
    Ming Lee – Still in Jail?
    Sonny — Out on bond?
    Diesel — Still in Jail?

    I know there are many more names, who has a list and is keeping track of everyone?

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