by Aaron Gibson, April 23, 2016
Nearly a week after a man said he was assaulted by several members of the Iron Horsemen motorcycle gang at an Aberdeen bar, riot charges were filed on Friday, April 22 against five men allegedly involved in the incident.
According to police, a host working security and a member of the Iron Horsemen were transported to Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, Ky. around 1:30 a.m. on April 17 following a bar fight at Jethro’s Place, a bar located in the Beverly Hills Inn hotel in Aberdeen.
The two men were treated at the hospital and released, police said.
Up to 15 members of the Iron Horsemen motorcycle gang were questioned on scene, but no arrests were immediately made.
As a result of the investigation, five men have been charged with aggravated riot, a fourth-degree felony, and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor. The men charged in the incident include:
Franklin Delano Griffith III, age 35 of Manchester
Lawrence Wayne Allen, Jr., age 47 of Peebles
Wesley Alan Gibson, age 33 of Hillsboro
John A. Mcintosh, Jr., age 48 of West Union
Robert Steven Bowling, age 58 of Cincinnati
Warrants have been issued for their arrest in Brown County Municipal Court. At press time, none of the men are in police custody.
The Iron Horsemen is an outlaw motorcycle club founded in Cincinnati in the mid-1960s.
Police allege the group is involved in large-scale drug trafficking in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States, using Atlanta, Ga. as a hub for interstate travel. The Iron Horsemen, however, deny being a criminal organization.
Since their founding, the gang has been involved in a number of violent incidents in the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area.
Between 2010 and 2014, the Cincinnati chapter of the Iron Horsemen were involved in a turf war with the rival group Detroit Highwaymen, which resulted in several shootings, stabbings and firebombings between the two gangs.
—Brown County Crime Reporter, April 23, 2016 1:50 PM EST
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