In The Nick Of Time: Florida Outlaws Cut Loose From Murder Case

October 3, 2019 The trial was supposed to be in full swing by now. Instead, it never happened. Just 72 hours before they were set to stand trial for the gangland execution of a rival biker boss four members of the Outlaws MC Florida biker gang lieutenant Greg (Stinky) Umphress can no longer dodge the stench of a jail cell. Umphress, a member of the Ocala, Florida chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, was taken into custody by state authorities over the weekend after dodging arrest in connection with a first-degree murder indictment for the past two months. He was caught in East Naples, Florida on Saturday in a tattoo parlor based on an anonymous tip to local police. East Naples resides in Collier County. The 32-year Umphress is charged in the execution-style killing of Kingsmen Motorcycle Club vice-president David (Gutter) Donovan at a gas station in Central Florida back in April. Donovan, 41, was the second-in-command in the Kingsmen’s Lake County, Florida chapter. Umphress is one of four Florida Outlaws indicted in Gutter Donovan’s slaying. The president of the Ocala Outlaws chapter, Marc (Not Quite) Knotts, and fellow chapter members Jesus (Ace) Marrero and Miquel (Toe Jam) Torres have also been charged in the case. Knotts and Marrero were arrested the day the indictment dropped in May, however Umphress and Torres took off and were declared fugitives. Torres was nabbed last month. According to a police report from the incident, Umphress, Marrerro and Torres put a knife to Kingsmen vice president Gutter Donovan’s throat as he exited a Circle K gas station in Leesburg, Florida on the evening of April 29 and forced him to his knees on the side of the building facing Knotts. When Donovan refused Knotts’ demand that he remove his Kingsmen colors and “cut” (rocker vest), Knotts ordered him murdered, imploring his Outlaw underlings to “shoot that motherfucker.” Donovan was shot in the head and the back, dying after a two-week fight for his life in the hospital. Which of the Outlaws actually pulled the trigger in the execution is unclear. Knotts, 48 and sometimes referred to as “Knothead,” was then shot three times in the back from the gas station entranceway by a Kingsmen brother of Donovan’s as he went to get on his bike and leave the scene. Per recent statements by police, the Outlaws are in the midst of staging a relentless campaign to assume complete control of the state of Florida’s biker world, a region the club has maintained a stronghold in dating back a half-century – according to informants, the Outlaws, headquartered out of the Midwest, but gangland powerbrokers across the American South too, have started to demand that all other biker groups in the state either disband, be absorbed into the Outlaws or openly wear an Outlaws “support patch” on their rig and gear. The Kingsmen, a club based out of New York, only declared itself a “One Percent” gang (an organized criminal endeavor) four years ago. Kingsmen national president David (Big Dave) Pirk, who lives in Florida and triumphed in a club civil war for the right to become part of the One Percent Nation, is currently under indictment for racketeering and Seven years ago, Stinky Umphress walked away virtually unscathed from attacking a bar patron with a ball-peen hammer in a fight over food. Umphress was initially charged with attempted murder and then aggravated assault by prosecutors in Florida for the November 2009 beating, which occurred outside of the Papa Bear’s Den bar and grill in West Palm Beach after Umphress grabbed a handful of French fries off a random customer’s plate as he left the establishment. The customer followed Umphress, flanked by a group of Outlaws, to the parking lot to confront him regarding the gesture and Umphress proceeded to take the hammer from its hiding place in a storage compartment on his Harley Davidson bike and slam it into his victim’s face. Two more Outlaws allegedly jumped into the altercation, smacking the victim over the head with a beer bottle and stomping him several times as he lay cowering and in pain on the pavement. At trial in June 2010, Umphress was found not guilty of the aggravated battery charge, but guilty of a lesser battery count. He wound up doing less than six months in the county jail. His dad, former Florida Outlaws member Greg (Hoss) Umpress, Sr., died four months later in the days before Thanksgiving 2010.  in Ocala, Florida had the charges dropped by prosecutors 

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