The Warlocks Shootings Trials

March 20, 2014

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Trial dates have been set for the four men accused of killing three Florida Warlocks patch holders during a charity poker run on September 30, 2012.

The dead men were Harold “Lil Dave” Liddle, Peter “Hormone” Schlette and Dave “Dresser” Jakiela. Two other men, Brad Dyess and Ronnie “Whiteboy” Mitchell, were wounded during the incident.

Trial Dates

David “Tin Man” Maloney, Robert William “Willy” Eckert, Victor Manuel “Pancho” Amaro and Paul Wayne Smith are all accused of second degree murder and attempted murder. The four men will be tried separately. The four trials will all be held at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Florida.

Maloney will be tried by Judge Marlene Alva in Courtroom 5C beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 31. The courtroom is all his through Friday, April 4.

The other defendants will present their cases before Judge Jessica Recksiedler in Courtroom 5D. Amaro’s trial will begin on April 14; Eckert’s trial will begin on April 21; and Smith’s trial will begin May 5.

The Shooting

The dead men were all unarmed. They were killed as they rode into the parking lot of a VFW Post in Winter Springs, Florida. They were carrying an $800 contribution. According to a witness, the men understood the poker run was to help a “fallen brother.” The same witness said that Schlette was shot in the head while his motorcycle was still moving.

Both the victims and the accused were members of clubs that call themselves Warlocks.

The dead and wounded men belonged to the Warlocks Motorcycle Club based in Orlando, Florida. That club was founded in 1967 and its members wear a red and yellow Phoenix on their backs. Maloney, Amaro and Smith are all former members of that club.

But at the time of the shooting the accused men were members of a faction of a Warlocks Motorcycle Club founded in 1967 in Southwest Philadelphia. Its members wear a stylized Harpy patch. To further complicate matters, there are two factions within the Harpy Warlocks. The shooters were all aligned with the Chester, Pennsylvania chapter of the Harpy Warlocks. Members of that chapter trademarked the club patch. They identify themselves as the “Chester based and trademark registered original Warlocks” and they began to add chapters within the last three years.

In 2012, a spokesman for the original Philadelphia Warlocks told The Aging Rebel, “…the guys that killed the Florida Warlocks were not Philly Warlocks…. Guys that are wearing the Warlock colors with the Harpy from Virginia, Florida and South Carolina are not affiliated in any way with Pennsylvania or New Jersey Warlocks. Those guys had colors made and are running around Florida trying to bring the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Warlocks into shit that doesn’t concern us.”

Self Defense

The defendants were all heavily armed. According to police, Maloney was carrying three pistols. He also had “two Mossberg 12-gauge shotguns, a .38-caliber revolver and a.357-magnum revolver along with a bullet-proof vest and an undisclosed amount of ammunition” cached in his car.

All four defendants are expected to claim they acted in self defense. Maloney, either in testimony or through his attorney, will argue that the Chester Warlocks feared that as many as 40 Phoenix Warlocks would attack them at the starting point for the run after most other riders had left. He will argue that he stationed guards at the entrance to the parking lot with orders to keep members of the other club out.

According to multiple Chester Warlock sources, the accused men will argue that they were in fear for their lives after they told the five Phoenix Warlocks, “Get the fuck out. We don’t want you here.”

A jury will begin to decide how reasonable the use of deadly force was in that situation in about 11 days.


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11 Responses to “The Warlocks Shootings Trials”

  1. CN Says:

    Rest in peace & ride like Hell as Freebirds with all those who went on before, all Freebirds. On your last morning with us as you set out to ride, the Gods in Valhalla already knew you would feast with them that night and Valkries were sent to dwell near by to guide you into Great Halls where Freebird Brothers came through countless doors to greet you and welcome you home. Here you were not mourned for dead, you are celebrated for the life you lead. You were not like men who lament “I was born without knowing why, I have lived without knowing why, and I am dying without either knowing why or how”, (Pierre Gassendi, 1655). No, you had a very real purpose and gave to us through Brotherhood & courage the way to follow, the true honor of the Warbird, and we shall meet again as Freebirds forever. Lil Dave, Hormone & Dresser now Freebirds, as you roar through the night sky, feast with the Gods in Valhalla & keep watch over us still here, know that we miss you and that your lives are remembered, used as examples of what Brotherhood should be, and honored forever.

  2. Jim666 Says:

    Dresser and Lil Dave I met you both a few times and thought the world of you both. ride free in the “FREEBIRD CHAPTER ”

    Ill never forget you guys . Love and respects to you both and youre brothers and families.
    AKA Joker Jim

  3. BMW Says:

    Three good BROTHERS shot down by four punks hiding in ambush! They came to support a cause, and were ambushed. How ironic that the armed ambushers will try to argue that the ambush was done in self-defense!

    Why has it taken so long for them to come to trial? Why is one of the accused gunmen being tried in a different courtroom? I, personally, don’t believe that it is an accident that the one accused murderer being tried separately is the one that (according to news reports)a sheriff wanted to talk to in private at the scene, before he was questioned by police.

    There are a lot of unanswered questions that MIGHT be answered at trial. I hope so.

    L,H&R to all 1% clubs,
    Save the Patch!
    Stop Federal Fabricated Crimes!

  4. WARTHOG Says:


    Perfectly said. Literally gave me goosebumps.

    To the cowards of this tradgedy: All I can say is that I hope you suffer a coward’s death.




  5. Boogieman Says:

    Contender’s ol’ lady was inside the VFW and on the phone with the Florida Warlocks the entire time prior to the shooting. She gave them the signal to move in when she thought Maloney was alone. Unbeknownst to her, the 3 other guys had not left yet to fill their positions in the poker run. The Florida guys pulled up hoping to ambush Maloney.. 5 on 1. Their plan failed. 3 guys dead. 4 in jail. That leaves 2 unaccounted for.. OH WAIT.. That’s right, 1 Florida Warlock, WHITEBOY IS STATE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTOR! Now that’s not a very honorable 1%er way, now is it?

  6. Lazerus Says:

    Whiteboy injured his ankle in the shoot out when he twisted it running away down the street. Anyone who supports the wannabe TV star Florida Whorelocks has been suckered by their lies and deception. Self admitted child molester Boodan is a perfect example of their members. Free the Philly Four!!!

  7. Grumpy Says:


  8. Jim666 Says:

    Well, I for one was not there and do not know what truly went down,
    I did know two of the deceased not best friends w/ them but from the times we met I held them both with high regards as they were true to their club and both were real men. I do not know nor ever met the “philly four”
    so I cant say much about them. What I do Know is this whole situation was/ is FUBAR, For one= 3 men are dead.
    Two= four men are in jail, and will most likely go to prison for the rest of their lives.
    Three= from the talk I see and hear this thing will most likely escalate,
    which will be more waist of men`s lives in one way or another.
    Four= This whole damn thing is feeding the feds just what they want,and they will more than likely be the main reason and help this thing escalate by throwing more and more gas on the fire.”as usual”
    Five= we as bikers,Patch holders,outlaw mc,s and 1%ers are already fighting our one common enemy and shit like this aint helping a damn thing.
    Six= Look at whats going on in OZ ,now think about the shit the Mongols Mc is going through,and then “Save the patch.”
    This shit sure aint helping any of the above in the eyes of the law and or the citizens.
    Seven= besides the men that lost and or screwed up their lives their family’s,wives, kids,mothers,fathers,whatever family they had is also suffering.
    I know I’m just stating the obvious here, but if we want to be free to live the life we’ve been living w/ out more harassment than we already get this shit needs to cool down some.

    I don’t get it man. sure shit is bound to happen some times, but this just aint good timing.
    I guess what I`m trying to get at is, I can come on this site and have a conversation a civil and knowledgeable one w/ men that wear different patches than me and others, and show respect to those men and in turn receive respect back , I learn from their stories and experiences.
    I can also do that in person I have stood in the same room and even shook hands w/ men from the other team`s a few of us exchanged phone numbers and we still talk once in awhile. It aint that fucking hard,
    Now I aint dumb I know some have had a lot of bad blood in the past and even resent. But also I have seen these same patches stand together to fight against the true ememy`s that are out to get us all and if this don’t cool down they will win, eventually, they will win!
    Theirs another story on this site about “SAVE THE PATCH” I would like to think everyone here that holds a patch would want to keep the right to wear it and with pride, but in order for that to continue to be a reality and not history some things are going to have to change, I’m no body to speak for any m/c I’m not qualified, and I’m not speaking for mine, these are just my thoughts on this, and I don’t want to see my/your/our lifestyle fade into history, I love to see the looks on peoples faces when 30,40,70 bikes roll down the road wearing the same patch and especially the big clubs looking at the peoples faces that stop everything to watch is almost as good as watching the members themselves and or being apart of it, I guess even though they love to hate us at the same time they love to see us.
    now I would like to add, after typing this I reread it and to some it could look almost like a lecture . So I would like to also say by no means is this any thing of a sort Im not one to lecture anybody and surely not grown men that are older wiser and have been around longer than me Im only stating what I see and my opinion of the whole ball of wax. I know a lot of you including myself have lost brothers and that can never and should never be forgotten.
    But some how some way somebody needs to start to get things squared away so the other side dont have shit on any of us and no right or reason to try and take what all those brothers died for,
    Just something to think about, or not ?

    Respects to most here
    Apologies for the long winded typing.

  9. Rahlow Says:

    Anyone that knew Dresser knows damn well he did not go to the VFW for any reason other than to participate in the benefit.
    Dresser was an honorable man by ANYONE’S standards, not to say Hormone or Davey were not, I however had at least one long conversation with Dresser about being a man, Club member, 1%’er.
    To this very day I get a whiff of that damn cigar…..

  10. JMacK Says:


    Well said.


    You nailed it man. We have got to find ways to put this shit aside and quit making it so goddamn easy for the true enemy.

    Again, thoughts and condolences to the 23 Nation and Families of the deceased

    Respects to all bikers who are deserving

  11. Cotton Says:

    Cowards die many times before their death,
    The Valiant never taste of death but once!
    Much L&R to the REAL Warlocks! And may the
    REAL Warlocks Rest in Peace!!

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