Daytona News Journal
Members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club were among 16 people — most from Volusia and Flagler counties including Daytona Beach and Palm Coast — who were charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, according to an indictment unsealed and announced Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Orlando.
The defendants are accused of conspiring to distribute “large quantities” of methamphetamine to individuals and groups in Central Florida and include members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, an outlaw motorcycle gang, according to to the press release from the office of Maria Chapa Lopez, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.
The indicted Pagan’s members were identified by the U.S. Attorney’s Office as Michael “Clutch” Andrews, 33, and Andrew “Yeti” Shettler, 33, both of Palm Coast, and Brian “Sledge” Burt, 47, of Port Orange.
Those indicted on a charge of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine are: Andrews, Shettler and Burt as well as Barbara “Barb” or “Barbie” Caylor-Hernandez, 47, of Ormond Beach; Michael Babin, 47, Melanie Kerr, 28, and Daniel Barbarino, 54, all of Daytona Beach; Keith Simmons, 41, and Carla Ray, 51, both of Oak Hill; and Spencer Burkard, 49, of New Smyrna Beach. Ramiro Fraire-Chavarria, 44, of Dalton, Ga., and Robert Foster, 37, of St. Augustine, were also indicted on the same charge.
Foster along with Burkard were also charged with distribution of 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.
Cindy Bledsoe, 30, of Daytona Beach, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and distribution of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine.
Lawrence Sann, 55, of Bunnell, was charged with conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Jason Stringer, 38, of Daytona Beach, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine; and distribution of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine.
Keith Kirchoff, 40, of Key West, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; use and carry of a firearm in relation to, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime.
If convicted on all counts, Kirchoff, Andrews, Shettler, Bledsoe, Caylor-Hernandez, Fraire-Chavarria, Babin, Kerr, Simmons, Ray, Burkard, Foster, Barbarino, and Burt each face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. Sann and Stringer each face a maximum penalty of 40 years’ imprisonment.
Burt was arrested Aug. 3 in a separate state case after the members of the Pagan’s became upset when they were not allowed into the One Horse Saloon, 139 Orange Ave., because they were gang members, a report said. The Pagan’s “surrounded the building” according to an arrest report. As police arrived they saw six bikers wearing vests emblazoned with “Pagan’s” on the back riding off.
Burt was among the bikers stopped. He was charged with carrying concealed weapons and possession of meth after police said they found a .45-caliber handgun and three knives on his motorcycle as well as meth, a report states. Burt did not have a license to carry a concealed weapon.
Exactly one month earlier on July 3, Burt was arrested after police stopped him for an alleged traffic violation and found he had a .357-caliber Glock tucked in his waistband. Police said he also had meth and an oxycodone pill. Burt was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of meth and possession of oxycodone.
Burt has entered pleas of not guilty to all the charges.
Michael Andrews was arrested on March 16 by Daytona Beach police who said they stopped him because he was speeding and found he had a suspended driver’s license. Police also said they found a pistol in his waistband but he did not have a concealed carry license.
A US vigilante took the law into his own hands in hilarious fashion when he tied a suspected thief to a pole in Dublin City centre.
Eyewitnesses were left in hysterics after the suspected thief was strapped to a pole on Moore Street – one of Ireland’s busiest shopping streets – on Tuesday evening.
He was then arrested and taken to a local police station.
An eyewitness claimed the tourist, from Florida, stopped a suspected thief in his tracks and gave him a “few digs” for his troubles, leaving him with a few bruises.
The holidaymaker then used a thick camping rope to strap the dazed and surprised man to a pole.
Police were called to the scene at 6.30pm but before they arrived, revellers in the Irish capital wasted little time in snapping pictures of the embarrassed suspected thief and posting them online.
Eyewitnesses said revellers were left in fits of laughter as officers arrested the man in front of dozens of onlookers.
One told local news website Dublin Live that the US tourist was a “big man” who had been outside a shop with a Harley Davidson motorcycle at the time when the suspected thief made his unfortunate move.
He claimed: “The local man then approached him and tried to take his bag and phone but I’d say he regrets it now.
“He won’t be doing that again any time soon.”
Pictures taken by onlookers show the alleged thief, dressed in a red shirt and blue jeans.
They show him being manhandled by the tourist, who was sporting leather motorcycle gear.
The man is then pictured tied to the pole, while another snap shows him being led away by police.