Man charged in Warren Twp. fatal biker shooting

David Bailes, Jr., the President of biker group Forever Two Wheelz (FTW), is charged with two counts of murder


WARREN TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – Charges have been filed after a shooting in Warren Township on Saturday killed two men that police say were involved in a biker group.

David Bailes, Jr. is charged with two counts of murder, according to court records.

“I’m sure there’ll be more charges but right now, there has been two murder charges filed,” said Chief Don Bishop.

Police said two rival biker groups, the Brothers Regime and Forever Two Wheelz (FTW) got into a fight during a bike run at Shorty’s Place, leading to the shooting in the parking lot around 12:30 p.m.

Investigators said two members of the Brothers Regime were killed and another two were injured.

Robert Marto, 54, and Jason Moore, 41, both of Mecca, have been identified as the two men killed in the gunfire. Andrew Claypool, 50, and Walter Hughes, 41, were hospitalized with injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time, but police said they remain hospitalized.

Bailes, the President of FTW, was also shot during the fight and hospitalized. He is still at a Cleveland Hospital in critical condition.

Police have not said who started the fight, but several weapons were confiscated by investigators as the investigation continues.

“I mean, there has been reports that there’s other people trying to take care of their own wounds and we’re trying to follow up on it, but we’re getting very little information on where these people might be at,” Bishop said.

Police are still conducting interviews in this case to determine what led up to the violent showdown.

Bishop says they’ve never really had issues between rival biker clubs before, but they’re not taking any chances.

“We have taken extra precautions. We got extra patrols out and we’re just trying to…make sure the citizens are safe.”

Police are asking anyone with information that may help with their investigation to call them at 330-898-5501.

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