FAIRMONT — Four people were indicted Tuesday for the Aug. 3, 2019, near-fatal assault of a Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club member that occurred at BFS Foods in White Hall.
According to a news release from the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney, Marion County Grand Jurors indicted:
— James Cody Biggie, 38, 202 Skyline Dr., Rivesville, for conspiracy to commit a felony; attempted murder in the first degree; malicious assault
— Bruce Evan Davis, 55, 135 Pine Ln., Fairmont, for conspiracy to commit a felony; attempted murder in the first degree; malicious assault
— Jason Edward Harris, 50, 509 Old Monongah Rd., Fairmont, for conspiracy to commit a felony; attempted murder in the first degree; malicious assault
— Daniel Lester Ryan, 25, 469 Crawford Ave., Star City, for conspiracy to commit a felony; attempted murder in the first degree; malicious assault
Police described the melee as a fight between the Hells Angels and Pagan’s motorcycle clubs. At 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 3., a Monongalia Emergency Centralized Communication Agency 911 report stated there was “a fight/stabbing in Fairmont between Hells Angels club and Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, and that one of the Hells Angels members was being transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.”
According to a criminal complaint, the men took part in a pre-planned physical confrontation with several other men in the BFS Foods parking lot in White Hall.
The complaint states that the victim, Kenneth Murphy of Hilton, New York, was struck with a baseball bat and cut and stabbed with a knife during the physical confrontation.
Police unveiled in Ryan’s criminal complaint that the Aug. 3 fight included a second victim.
“Anthony Chafel, also a victim was struck by a silver or grey in color Jeep which was driven by Biggie, knocking him down causing injury to his arms and legs which were treated at the scene,” the complaint states.