The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on December 6, 1981 · Page 47
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Sunday, December 6, 1981
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THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR Gangs UNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1981- SEC. 2 PAGE 19 Continued From Page 1 its clubhouse at 3310 West Michigan Street - "They don't have a clubhouse as of right now," Daryl (Wino) Sturges said last week. "They gave it back to me over the weekend." Sturges owns the house. He purchased it while he was president of the Indianapolis Sons chapter from June 1978 to October 1980. Sturges said he stopped associating with the gang about two weeks after a Sons. girlfriend, Lisa J. Reimer, was killed in October 1980 during a shootout on a Southside entry ramp to I-465 following the funeral for a Sons member. ( , 'AFTER LEAVING the gang, Sturges leased the house to the Sons of Silence. Gang members returned the keys, to him last week and told him they would not be renting after Dec. 1. Their departure may signal the, end of a bloody 20-month feud between the Sons and the gang from which it; originally sprung, the Outlaws. "' Early in the 1970s, internal dissension in the local Outlaws chapter over who should lead the gang caused Outlaws member Michael (Righteous Mike) Ramsey, 43, to end his association with the Outlaws and form the Sons of Silence, according to ex-Outlaws member Fred (Aardvark) Gordon. Once established in Indianapolis, Ramsey traveled to Colorado, where he again played an integral part in forming what would eventually be the national headquarters for the Sons at Colorado Springs. RAMSEY, WHO is no longer associated with any motorcycle gang, returned to Indianapolis and until recently had been working part time at Sturges' motorcycle shop, Indy Custom Cycles, 3428 West Washington Street. Sturges said he believes Ramsey might have moved to Arizona to be with his "old lady." Sturges' involvement in the local Sons chapter began in 1978. Robert E. (Cowboy Bob) Phillips, 34, then-president of the Sons, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Sturges was brought to Indianapolis from Baton Rouge,' La., to take over. Lewandowski, one of the men charged with Slater's murder, preced-ed Phillips as a Sons chapter president, according to police. When Sturges left the Sons in 1980, Miller became president of the Indianapolis chapter. Miller was in the residence at 200 '4 North Belleview Place suspects wun three of the murder when they were arrested. ACCORDING TO ex members of the gangs and police, confrontations between the Outlaws and Sons of Silence during the early- and mid 70s consisted of infrequent fights in which members of the gangs would try to physically take the "colors" (club patch) from opposing gang members. The tenor of those confrontations changed in July 1978, when a member of the Outlaws, Dale (Dummy) Larque, 30, was severely cut and stabbed in a fight at a far-Westside bar. Several Sons of Silence members were believed responsible for the stabbing, but Outlaws members told police that they knew who did it and would "take care of it." v, , In March 1980, Sons members were seen drinking with Outlaws at an Eastside bar hours before two gunmen began firing rifles at the Outlaws' clubhouse at 1210 East Ohio Street. A FORMER OUTLAWS president, Thomas W. (Satan) Reeves, 38, was killed during the attack. Police received information that several Sons of Silence members entered the Outlaws clubhouse and were seen being marched from the house at gunpoint before the murder occurred. Reeves death marked the beginning of bloodshed that would result in two Outlaws members' deaths, the deaths of two Sons of Silence girlfriends, and gunshot wounds for three Sons gang members. An invisible line was drawn dividing the city, with the Sons of Silence staying in Westside neighborhoods near their clubhouse and the Outlaws frequenting Eastside and Southside haunts. , Slater became the latest victim of the violence when he was shot to death Nov. 15. His body was discovered Nov. 17, according to information filed in court by Indianapolis Homicide Detective Donald Patton. ACCORDING TO Patton, this is how police reconstruct the events surrounding Slater's murder At about 12:15 a.m. Nov. 15, Slater drove a van belonging to another Outlaws member to the Bell 40 Club, 2014 West Washington Street. Slater may have believed it was safe to visit the bar, a frequent Sons hangout, because of "peace negotiations" that supposedly were conducted earlier that week in the club between the Sons and Outlaws. Slater was seen in . the Bell 40 earlier in the week and persons familiar with the gangs have told police and The Star that negotiations were under way. As he entered the bar, Slater met Jansen, a Sons member, and Jansen's girlfriend, Debra Palmer, who were on their way out Because it was Jansen's birthday, members of the Sons were having a party at their clubhouse. Jansen and his girlfriend left for the clubhouse on a motorcycle; Slater followed them in the van. ABOUT 12:30 A.M., Slater parked the van in front of the clubhouse. As Slater tried to walk in, Sons members Lewandowski and Bufore objected to an Outlaws member being allowed inside. Lewandowski drew his .38 caliber pistol and pointed it at Slater, but the burly Outlaws enforcer walked right past him. Lewandowski continued to aim the gun at Slater as he walked to the rear of the house to get a beer. Angry words between the rival members continued, with Slater at one point telling the Sons of Silence members surrounding him that "we" (the Outlaws) killed Lisa Reimer. As the argument continued, a guest at the party left and drove to the residence on Belleview Place, where he told Kenney that an Outlaws member was drinking at the Sons' clubhouse. KENNEY, THE ENFORCER (a sergeant-at-arms) for the Sons, went to the clubhouse armed with a .45-caliber automatic handgun that he carried in a shoulder holster. When Kenney entered the Sons of Silence clubhouse, he yelled to Slater "What the,-- - - are you doing here?" Another argument began, and Sons members began to escort Slater from the clubhouse. As he was being led onto the front porch, Slater went for his gun. A chain reaction of violence followed. . Kenney fired his automatic into Slater's leg. Its powerful bullet passed cleanly through Slater's thigh. As Slater turned in pain from the leg wound, Lewandowski fired a .38 caliber pistol into Slater's back. THE BULLET slammed into Slater's spine and shot up the spinal chord, stopping between the shoulder blades, probably paralyzing the strapping, 230-pound ex football player. , Gravely injured, Slater fell off the porch into the front yard, where Lewandowski kicked the gun Slater was still clutching from the wounded man's hand. U-aW -iJ v '"' - - ,v,, - . i (Star photo) Sons of Silence clubhouse in 3300 block of West Michigan Street At 1:40 a.m.,' a neighbor called police and reported shots had been fired at the Sons of Silence clubhouse. As Kenney and Jansen dragged the wounded Slater to his van, a police car arrived. The patrolman saw the burly Slater being propped up by the two Sons and asked what was wrong. Kenney told the policeman that Slater had had too much to drink and they were going to drive him home. Where Kenney drove Slater was the 2600 block of West St Clair Street, where he parked the van. Kenney and Jansen returned to the Belleview residence, where, after about 20 minutes, they decided they had better make sure Slater was dead. Grabbing a 12-gauge shotgun, they drove back to the van and opened the rear door. Jansen fired the shotgun at Slater's chest. THAT SHOTGUN was then broken into at least two parts. One part was recovered this week from White River near Columbus, while another was found in a farm pond near Seymour. Within days of Slater's murder, someone fired a rifle shot through the first floor at the Belleview residence, where many of the Sons were staying. The high-powered slug pierced a window and tore completely through the house before imbedding itself in a neighboring residence. Kenney was living in the apartment the bullet was fired into. 3f A i 1 1 t'i (I .. -'lll., . : .-. I Wish you had a little more folding green in your pocket? Join the people who do, folding up The Star or The News each day and delivering them to neighbors and friends. 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