Third Outlaw arrested in Leesburg biker gang shooting

Police seek final suspect

Miguel Angel Torres
Miguel Angel Torres

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg police have arrested a third man in connection with a fatal motorcycle gang shooting near Leesburg Bikefest in April, according to a news release.

Miquel Angel Torres, 37, was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A warrant was issued for his arrest in May.

Marc Edward "Knott Head" Knotts, 48, and Jesus Alberto Marrero, 35, were arrested in May. A warrant has been issued for Gregory Alan "Stinky" Umphress, 32. All four men are members of the Outlaw motorcycle gang, according to police records.

The shooting at a Leesburg Circle K between the Outlaws and the Kingsmen motorcycle gangs on the night of April 29 left  Kingsmen David "Gutter" Donovan, 41, dead, according to the warrant.

Knotts, 48, was also shot during the incident.  He was wearing a ballistic vest during the shooting and has since recovered from his injuries.


Kingsmen members told police at the scene that the Outlaws attacked them at the gas station then rode away in formation, records show. They said Umphress approached the Kingsmen inside the convenience store and demanded that they remove and surrender their club insignia.

When the Kingsmen refused, they were forced outside, where Torres made Donovan get on his knees and held a knife to his throat, according to the warrant. Donovan pleaded for his life but still refused to hand over the insignia "due to his loyalty to the club."

Knotts commanded that his fellow Outlaws shoot Donovan for his refusal, police said.

After the shooting, the Kingsmen hid inside the convenience store, unable to help Donovan because he was surrounded by Outlaws. A Kingsmen shot Knotts in an attempt to help Donovan, the report said.

That Kingsmen told police that the Outlaws have been challenging motorcycle clubs across the state in attempt to get them to join their ranks or submit to their authority, according to the warrant. The Kingsmen refused to the affiliation.

"[The Kingsmen] furthered that, due to the prior rumors of the 'Outlaws' decree and their reputation, the fear  felt by him and his fellow club members had been further enhanced during their confrontation," the warrant read.

Umphress is the only Outlaw still at large in connection with the shooting. Police said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Leesburg Police Department or local authorities.

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