Danny Ray “Boodan” Lee, a prominent member of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club, the founder of a charity called “The Big Ride: Colors Across America” and an occasional commenter on this page was arrested Monday in Merritt Island, Florida on child molestation charges.
Lee was arrested by Agent Chris Shephard of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Shephard’s heavily redacted arrest report states:
“During an unknown time frame during the month of December 2013, the defendant, Danny Lee, did knowingly unlawfully touch (redacted) victim. During this time, the victim (redacted). The victim had stated she was not feeling well, The defendant then gave her a Xanax to help her sleep. The defendant then laid on the bed with (redacted) and began rubbing her back. He then rubbed her leg. As this continued, the defendant pulled up the victims shirt exposing her breasts. The defendant then touched/massaged the exposed breast of the victim. The defendant then touched/ massaged the victim’s vagina through her pants. The victim explained she attempted to move away from the defendant, but he pulled her back close to him. (Redacted) The defendant had called (redacted) several times and also sent her text messages. (Redacted) called the defendant several times and asked him to explain what he had done to (redacted). At this time the defendant. explained that he was sorry and the act would never happen again. The defendant stated that he had given (redacted) Xanax to help her sleep. He stated that he gave her a massage and did not mean to touch her inappropriately. (Redacted) asked why he would touch her vagina and he stated he was sorry.
“I then responded to (redacted) to conduct a well being check of (redacted). On arrival, I knocked on the door and saw the defendant standing inside of the residence. I asked to speak with him, which he agreed. I then walked back to my car where I conducted an interview with the defendant. I read the defendant his Miranda warning, which he understood and agreed to speak with me.
“With the statement from the victim, text messages, controlled phone call and the statement from the defendant. There is probable cause to believe that the defendant committed Lewd and Lascivious Molestation, the victim between the age of 12- 15, and the offender is over 18.”
Boodan Lee has been a patched member of the Florida based Warbird Warlocks for 27 years.
He started “The Big Ride” after a shootout between members of the Warbird Warlocks and a faction of the Philadelphia based Warlocks Motorcycle Club. In a statement in February 2013 he said:
“Last year I rode 12,500 miles in 52 days. My last stop was Denham Springs, Louisiana. I stayed with my great friend, Hormone. We hunkered down together and weathered Hurricane Isaac that took almost a week to pass over the Gulf States. We talked of him joining me this year. We talked about his young children playing with mine. We talked about one percenters from all over coming together as a voting force. We talked about people being tolerant. One and a half months later, Hormone was shot in the face by members of a different one percent club while pulling into a VFW benefit to donate $800! Three Warlocks MC members were shot dead before they even got off their bikes: Hormone, Davy and Dresser. Unarmed, shot dead. Two other brothers had to battle for their lives. For what? Living our Lifestyle? Who do we turn to except ourselves? We must change something. Anything! We are men, we are bikers, we are one percenters with so much in common. We don’t have to kill each other. Bikers are fathers, mothers, grandparents, children, friends and your neighbors, clubs, free riders, and citizens. Drivers run over us and get nothing more than a ticket. If I ran over a pedestrian I’d be put in jail. We need to demand mandatory education and penalties. It’s completely up to each of us to accomplish this. I implore each of you to support ‘The Big Ride: Colors Across America,’ dedicated to the memory of all the fallen.”
Boodan Lee is being held in the Brevard County Jail on $35,000 bond. He will be arraigned on February 27 at the Moore Justice Center in Viera, Florida.