Evansville Trial

January 27, 2020

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Evansville Trial

The trial of a motorcycle enthusiast named Gary Wayne Forston was continued today in Evansville, Indiana, just over two months after he was charged. The circumstances of the trial suggest he is being railroaded.

His trial is now scheduled to begin March 30, which may give his appointed defender, a man named John Brinson, some opportunity to mount a defense.

Forston is reportedly the president of the Evansville chapter of the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club. Much of America is familiar with their patch. The producers of the television series Sons of Anarchy liked it so much they stole it.

Gotcha

Forston is prohibited from “possessing,” which includes touching, a firearm because of a previous felony conviction. He was convicted of possession of methamphetamine in July 2013.

Fordton Woes began before dawn on November 19 when a multi-agency raiding party comprised of representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Indiana State Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Evansville Police Department conducted a no-knock. Intelligence gathering raid on the Grim Reapers clubhouse. The raiding party destroyed the clubhouse’ front door and seized two motorcycles and 14 firearms including one shotgun with a sawed off barrel. The ATF personnel, which included a Public Information Officer named Suzanne Dabkowski and a “Special Response Team.” were dispatched from Columbus, Ohio which is exactly equally distant from Evansville as the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles is from the Siam Orchid Massage Parlor in San Francisco.

Think About It

For those inclined to read between the lines that may suggest how badly authorities wanted to get a Grim Reaper, any Grim Reaper.

Altough Forston was not in the clubhouse when the front door was “breached” he was accused and is now being tried as a felon in possession of three of the firearms “reovered” in the raid.

He was indicted the very next day.

The federal grand jury charged that:

“On or about November 19, 2019,in Vanderburgh County, in the Southern District of Indiana. Gary Wayne Forston, the defendant, did knowingly possess in commerce affecting (sic) commerce one or more firearms, to wit a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun…and a Smith and Wesson, model SW40V, .40 calibar handgun…after knowingly having been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year….”

The second count of the indictment charges that “the defendant knowingly possessed a sawed off shotgun.”

Forston has been held without bail since his arrest. There are obviously two categories of evidence that might be used against him. One is fingerprints and the other is a snitch.

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12 Responses to “Evansville Trial”

  1. Lostlonely Says:

    Three snitches. He was present at raid ..along with a prospect at clubhouse.

  2. Lostlonely Says:

    23 guns were confiscated

  3. Lostlonely Says:

    He was present at raid

  4. Sieg Says:

    Doc B, ya must have some intel I haven’t seen…

    “…14 firearms including one shotgun with a sawed off barrel.”
    “…to wit a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun…”
    “The second count of the indictment charges that “the defendant knowingly possessed a sawed off shotgun.”

    I’ve played with a few 12 gauge pistols, and would stick with my Mossberg 500 with the Pachmayr furniture and 18.5” slug barrel. That’s if I could still own a firearm.

    FTF / FTP
    TOSIAR

  5. Doc B Says:

    Dear Siege
    No measurement necessary on this one. It was a shotgun pistol.

    R/
    DocB

  6. Fingal Says:

    Keep your 12 gauge. Give me blonde any day.

  7. Sieg Says:

    Jimmy Dee, just ask Randy Weaver about that.

    Most Amerikan Terror Force agents don’t know the law, or if they do, don’t know how to properly measure a shotguns barrel. That’s IF they can figure out how to break the action.

    FTF / FTP

    TOSIAR

  8. jimmy Dee Says:

    With the proliferation of LEGAL to own 12 gauge short barrel “firearms” in America, a betting man would put his money on a 500/590 Mossberg shockwave, or a Remington TAC13/14DM, or Black Aces Tactical Mini Max S, or any of the other manufacturers of LEGAL short barreled 12 gauge platforms. The ATF likes to hype the shit, then when discovery shows they are wrong, it seems to not matter that they knowingly used fiction to further their campaign of fear on the public.

  9. oldskewl Says:

    That clubhouse was on a main street (an old stripper bar) where no doubt they’ve been watching and waiting for weeks if not months. Personally I don’t like a clubhouse out for display like that but that’s their club business.

    “On or about November 19, 2019,in Vanderburgh County, in the Southern District of Indiana. Gary Wayne Forston, the defendant, did knowingly possess in commerce affecting (sic) commerce one or more firearms, to wit a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun…and a Smith and Wesson, model SW40V, .40 calibar handgun…after knowingly having been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year….”

    So the claim is that on Nov 19th he had the guns in his possession, the same exact day a multi agency no knock warrant was approved by a judge in the wee hours of the morning. Bullshit.

    They’ve been working this for months or they had cameras installed… They have something including a snitch.

  10. Sieg Says:

    Rebel, ya fergot the THIRD category of ‘evidence’ that will probably be used…”Shit the ATF Makes Up”.

    FTF / FTP
    TOSIAR

  11. Gandalf Says:

    Slam the “snitch” in court. (a BAD man) “I don’t remember ever touching any guns.” Call witnesses who are “upstanding citizens” who say you always refuse to touch their guns when they showed you. Use those witnesses as Character witnesses to. “He’s a great guy with a wife and 2 kids. 100% ‘rehabilitated’ from past drug use.” (If that comes up and it probably will) TAKE THE STAND! Humanize yourself. It’s a PR game… Haircut/Suit/Tie. Be likeable and say you agree Felons should not own, have or touch weapons of any kind. Good Luck.

  12. oldskewl Says:

    Intelligence gathering, no knock warrant, and the SRT from Ohio leads me to believe
    a snitch fighting a beef gave him up. If he wasn’t at the clubhouse when they raided then somehow they believe the Mossberg was his or that at one time he had it in his possession.
    UC’s, wiretaps or some sort of other evidence like “hearsay” got him nabbed.

    Hope he beats the case.

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