DC Eagles MC is an outlaw motorcycle club founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1963 by Danny LeDesma.
DC Eagles MC History
The DC Eagles were founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1963. The founder of the DC Eagles was Danny LeDesma, who was known as “DC Danny”.
Part of the name of the club is rumoured to have come from the location where the club was founded, on the corners of [D] Damen Avenue and [C] Cortland Street which are in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area on the Northside of Chicago.
DC Danny stepped down from the role of President, according to an editorial in the club Chicago Tribune which was published on 17 October, 1971. A member by the name of “Big Man” took over as President.
DC Eagles MC Patch / Motto / Colors
The DC Eagles Motorcycle Club has a bald eagle at the center of their patch.
The DC Eagles wear a diamond 99% NFG patch on the front of their cuts.
DC Eagles MC Chapters
The DC Eagles are believed to have four chapters, these chapters are based in Illinois and Wisconsin. The club do not have any chapters located internationally.
- DC Eagles Central Illinois chapter (based in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois)
- DC Eagles Chicago chapter (Mother Chapter)
- DC Eagles Northern Wisconsin chapter
- DC Eagles Southern Wisconsin chapter
Famous DC Eagles MC Members
There are no famous members in DC Eagles MC in a celebrity sense.
DC Eagles MC Crime / In The Media
2014 – 7 June, 2014. A group of DC Eagles, which included up to a reported 70 bikes, were on a cemetery run in the Bedford Park area of South Chicago visiting the graves of fallen brothers when they encountered road rage. A car driven by Chiquita Stevenson began to swerve at the group of riders and a chase ensued. At one point during the chase DC Eagles member Joshua Deford (also known as Rambo), age 23, crashed. He is killed. Joshua Deford was a veteran in the US Army Infantry having served in the 101st Airborne Division.
The bikers pulled into the driveway of the Bedford Police Station, the car followed them and hit another rider.
Chiquita Stevenson, age 27, is charged on two counts of attempted murder for hitting the rider with her car in the police station driveway and sent to Cook County Jail with bail set at $500,000. She had previously been charged with battery in 2012. Chiquita Stevenson’s boyfriend, Nicholas Williams, claims that the aggression began after her windscreen was smashed by the bikers and that she had given chase to the pack of 70 motorcycles in order to capture their licence plates.
The case has been delayed multiple times and as at the time of writing the Cook County Sheriff Inmate Locator reports that her court proceedings are ongoing.
2015 – 21 September, 2012. SWAT officers raid Eagle Nation motorcycle shop in Wisconsin, a known hangout of the DC Eagles and Hells Lovers after claiming to have witnessed a drug deal in the vicinity. A small amount of marijuana is found in the raid. Eagle Nation owner Steve Erato along with Michael Funk lodged a $50,000,000 federal lawsuit, part of which is claiming that the police were using excessive force.
2015 – 5 December, 2015. Biker Michael L. Funk, age 60, who was a former member of the DC Eagles Motorcycle Club as well as Hells Lovers MC was inside the Eagle Nation motorcycle shop in Neenah, Wisconsin when a gunman enters. The gunman, Brian T Flatoff, was upset about the sale of a motorcycle and holds Michael Funk and other occupants of the property hostage. Police attend the scene, however are unable to enter. Michael Funk exits the building holding a gun, where it is reported that he did not comply with police demands and is shot by one or more officers. He is taken to Theda Clark Medical Center, however dies from his injuries. Brian Flatoff surrenders to police after several hours of negotiations.
DC Eagles MC Books / Movies / TV
No books specifically written about DC Eagles MC are available for us to recommend.
Instead you may be interested in viewing our list of outlaw motorcycle club books.
DC Eagles are mentioned briefly in the below general books on outlaw motorcycle clubs.
The One Percenter Encyclopedia by Bill Hayes. View this book on Amazon (link opens in a new window).
DC Eagles MC Enemies and Allies
DC Eagles MC enemies:
- To be confirmed.
DC Eagles MC allies:
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