RCMP says biker assaulted cops
Patrick Bemister turns himself in to police
A member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club who the RCMP says attacked two off-duty members of the force in a Gander bar more than a week ago has turned himself in.
Patrick Wallace Bemister, 26, turned himself in to police in Grand Falls-Windsor just before 5 p.m. after a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest.
He was transported to Gander, where he will appear in court on Tuesday morning.
Bemister is charged with assaulting two RCMP officers. An assault against a third officer by another person in the same incident is still under investigation.
Bemister is also charged with assaulting a bartender in a different club.
The three RCMP officers, who work out of the Gander detachment, suffered only minor injuries.
On Saturday, the RCMP issued a new release asking for the public's help to find Bemister. They're also warning people not to approach him.
Outlaws open shop
The Outlaws Motorcycle Club recently opened a chapter house in a Gander strip mall that's home to multiple bars.
Residents of the community were reluctant to speak about the bikers after they moved in, but one person told CBC that club members had been selling beer without a licence.
Last week, Gander Mayor Claude Elliot said the community would have to let the police deal with any issues involving the motorcycle group.