Missouri - ~Tension alleged between two local groups~
An international "turf war" between rival outlaw motorcycle clubs appears to have ties to Springfield.
As recently as last month, members of the notorious Hells Angels Motorcycle Club were in the city to support a Springfield chapter of an affiliated club, according to recently released Greene County court documents.
Those documents, a search warrant return filed early this month, give a rare glimpse into the affiliation, culture and penetration of outlaw motorcycle clubs in Springfield.
On June 2, a Springfield police officer conducted surveillance for eight hours as members of six motorcycle gangs gathered at a North West Bypass address.
Among the clubs represented at the advertised event, "Hellbound Boogie," were the Galloping Goose Motorcycle Club, the Midwest Drifters and the Hells Angels, according to the documents.
Anonymous information led police to believe the Hells Angels club was in Springfield to "address problems" between the Galloping Goose and a rival group, the Vagos Motorcycle Club.
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