Tue. 10:22 a.m.: Motorcycle club leader sentenced in fatal shootout in Warren Township
WARREN — David Bailes Jr. — the former leader of motorcycle club Forever Two Wheelz — was sentenced this morning to 10 years in prison on charges that included involuntary manslaughter.
Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan sentenced Bailes, 46, of Braceville, to seven years for two counts of felonious assault and two counts involuntary manslaughter, plus three years for a specification that a gun was used in commission of a felony.
Bailes pleaded guilty Monday in a deal that headed off a trial on aggravated murder charges.
The case centered around a June 16, 2016, shootout at Shorty’s Place on Highland Avenue SW after rival motorcycle club the Brothers Regime showed up during a poker run sponsored by Forever Two Wheelz. Killed were Brothers Regime members Jason “Foot” Moore, 41, and Robert A. “Chopper Bob” Marto, 54, both of Mecca, and wounded were Walter Hughes, 41, of Warren and Andrew Claypool, 50, of Girard.
Bailes willl serve time at the Lorain Correctional Institution.
A full story will run in the Wednesday Tribune Chronicle.