A 25-year-old Massachusetts Outlaw named Joseph “JoJo” Noe has been indicted for the September 13 murder of Eric Voshell. Voshell was reportedly a member of the Sidewinders Motorcycle Club. The Sidewinders are alleged by police to be affiliated with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Ckub. Both the Hells Angels and the Outlaws have had a presence in New England for half a century.
Noe is a second generation Outlaw. His father, Joseph “Joe Doggs” Noe, is a former president of the American Outlaws Association’s Taunton, Massachusetts chapter. In addition to murder, the younger Noe is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.
Jo Jo Noes and Voshell’s fates collided, according to police. when a group of Sidewinders confronted Noe in a parking lot adjoining JC’s Café in Fall River, Massachusetts. Allegedly, Noe retreated to a car, retrieved a pistol and fired at his antagonists as they tried to flee. Voshell was shot in the back of his head. Two other men were less grievously injured.
JoJo Noe turned himself in to police three days after the shooting.
The elder Noe was tried and sentenced to home detention for violating the terms of his supervised release. Joe Doggs Noe was convicted of conspiracy in 2007 and sentenced to ten years imprisonment and five years probation. He was charged with violating the terms of his release after his son was named as a suspect in Voshell’s murder.
The police narrative states that the Sidewinders were acting as proxy’s for the Hells Angels who for decades have regarded themselves to be the dominant club in Southeastern New England. According to police, both clubs now have a dozen chapters each in New England.
The Sidewinders and the Outlaws had postured at each other for months before the shooting in Fall River.
No date has been set for Noe’s trial