Man who broke into Orten home federally indicted for racketeering

Michael Forrester/previous booking photo

Twelve people with ties to a Clarksville motorcycle gang have been federally indicted on racketeering charges, including the man whose pickup crashed on Huffman Mill Road July 4, 2015 after he allegedly broke into the home of Travis Orten.

According to the indictment, members and associates of the Clarksville Chapter of the Mongols engaged in a host of violent criminal activities, including murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, robbery, extortion, witness tampering, money laundering, interstate travel in aid of racketeering and large scale drug trafficking.

Included in the indictment is an allegation that gang members broke into a home in Christian County on July 4, 2015, and pistol whipped the resident and took his belongings while holding him at knifepoint.

One of the suspects indicted, 29-year old Michael Forrester of Clarksville, was the driver of a pickup that brought four people to Travis Orten’s home that morning. Orten chased down and rammed Forrester’s pickup after he left, causing it to crash and killing two passengers. Orten is now serving a prison sentence in the Crittenden County Jail for reckless homicide. Forrester was also indicted locally for first-degree burglary and wanton endangerment.

A news release says members allegedly kidnapped two individuals at gunpoint in the Clarksville area on May 22, 2015, and transported them to a cemetery in Bumpus Mills, where one individual was murdered by shooting the victim at least eight times.

Two men with local addresses, 33-year old Michael Myers of Oak Grove and 30-year old Kyle Head, formerly of Fort Campbell, were also among those indicted for racketeering—though their exact alleged involvement in specific incidents is not listed.

The Christian County Sheriff’s Department and Fort Campbell Army Criminal Investigation were among agencies assisting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the investigation.

The 12 individuals charged in the Racketeering conspiracy are:

  • James Wesley Frazier, a/k/a “Slo-Mo,” a/k/a “Special,” 30, of Clarksville;
  • Aelix Santiago, a/k/a “Goon,” a/k/a “Big O,” a/k/a “Big Offit,” 29, of Clarksville;
  • Kyle Heade, 30, formerly of Fort Campbell, Kentucky;
  • Joel Aldridge, a/k/a “Sleezy,” a/k/a “Spoon,” 36, of Clarksville;
  • James Hines, a/k/a “Fester,” 42, of Clarksville;
  • Michael Forrester, Jr., a/k/a “Stix,” 29, of Clarksville;
  • Stephen Cole, a/k/a “Lurch,” 36, of Clarksville;
  • Jamie Hern, a/k/a “J-Roc,” 38, of Clarksville;
  • Robert Humiston, a/k/a “Bric,” a/k/a “Brichands,” 25, of Dover, Tennessee;
  • Michael Myers, a/k/a “Yea Yea,” 33, of Oak Grove, Kentucky;
  • Michael Levi West, a/k/a “Smurf,” a/k/a “Blue,” 35, of Clarksville; and
  • Adrianna Frazier, a/k/a “Adrianna Miles,” 32, of Owensboro, Kentucky.

Charged with large scale drug trafficking:

  • Derek Leighton Stanley, 43, of Owensboro, Kentucky.

Charged with offenses related to Hobbs Act Robbery:

  • Timothy Grant, 31, of Clarksville, Tennessee;
  • Dustin McCracken, a/k/a “D,” 28, of Clarksville.

Steven Cole remains at large and his whereabouts are unknown.