Last biker group member sentenced for Warren Twp. fatal shootout

Charles Dellapenna, III was sentenced to six years in prison

Arrested March 30 - Charles Dellapenna, III, charged with two counts each of murder and felonious assault

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The last of three men charged in a deadly Warren Township shootout between rival biker groups has been sentenced.

Charles Dellapenna, III was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday.

Dellapenna is a member of Forever Two Wheelz (FTW). He pleaded guilty to complicity to involuntary manslaughter, complicity to felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon on Dec. 5.

Investigators say Dellapenna was involved in a shootout at Shorty’s Place between members of Forever Two Wheelz and the Brothers Regime biker groups.

Prosecutors said members of the Brothers Regime showed up at the bar for a charity poker run, hosted by FTW. They were told they had to pay, at which time members of the Brothers Regime accused members of FTW of not showing them respect.

Prosecutors said FTW President David Bailes, Jr. arrived later and exchanged words with Robert “Chopper” Marto and other members of the group. At some point, Bailes started shooting a revolver, hitting Marto twice, according to investigators.

Bailes then asked Gardner for his gun, and Gardner tossed it, along with an extra magazine, to Bailes, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said Bailes then shot Moore five times and then chased other members of the Brothers Regime, shooting at Walter Hughes and Andrew Claypool.

Claypool then returned fire and hit Bailes.

During the shootout, Dellapenna pulled out his gun, shooting into the air. Witnesses told police that he didn’t hit anyone.

Marto and Moore were killed, and others were injured.

Earlier this week, Bailes was sentenced to 10 years in prison while FTW member James Gardner received eight years in prison.


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