Bike Night canceled in Lake Ozark after deadly shooting




The city of Lake Ozark has canceled its monthly Bike Night promotion for the remainder of the year after what police call a shootout between motorcycle clubs that killed one and injured four others last week.

Police chief Gary Launderville announced the cancellation during a meeting with business owners, according to a press release from the city. Bike Night is a business promotion targeting motorcycle enthusiasts that takes place on the third Thursday of each month. The murderous shooting took place on Bike Night.

Two men have so far been charged in the shooting. Tonka Way-Con Ponder was charged last week with first degree assault and armed criminal action. Court documents say Ponder shot dead a man at the scene outside the Casablanca Pub and Grill on the Bagnell Dam strip. Authorities did not identify the deceased man, referring to him in court documents only as BC

A man from Iberia, Daniel S. Kurtzeborn, has been charged with illegal possession of firearms.

Court documents in the Kurtzeborn case indicate that the shooting began with a confrontation between three motorcycle clubs – Galloping Gooses, Midwest Drifters and Mongols.

Launderville slammed the motorcycle clubs during the meeting with the companies, telling the companies it was up to them to control their customer base, according to the city’s press release. About 40 business leaders and owners attended the meeting, the statement said.

Miller County District Attorney Ben Winfrey added serious injuries to the first-degree assault charge against Ponder on Monday – a more serious felony. Ponder’s bond was also reduced from $ 100,000 to $ 50,000.

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