You may recall an earlier post where I mentioned that after deliberating over three days, a jury had found Wilson and fellow Hells Angels prospect John Midmore, 35, of Valparaiso, Ind., not guilty of attempting to murder five people affiliated with the Outlaws Motorcycle Club during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. During that trial Wilson testified that he fired several rounds with a .40-caliber handgun in self-defense after nine Outlaws members confronted him and Midmore at Legion Lake Resort. The Outlaws injured were Thomas Haas, Allen Matthews and Danny Neace. They and the two women with them, Claudia Wables and Susan Evans-Martin, testified at the trial.
Upon being found innocent, Midmore, a resident alien with citizenship in both Canada and Australia, made bond and was released. However, Wilson remains in the Sioux Falls county jail where lawyers say he faces deportation to Canada.
In another court document filed this past Wednesday, prosecutors asked that Wilson be transferred to Rapid City for an appearance on the most recent indictment. Tracy Kelley, Custer County state’s attorney, said she also plans to try Wilson and Midmore on a more serious charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, which carries a punishment of life in prison if convicted.
Wilson and Midmore each have a separate civil lawsuit pending against 19 federal agencies and officials, claiming they withheld information showing that the Outlaws were targeting Hells Angels.