Sin City Deciples MC (Motorcycle Club)

Sin City Deciples MC is a black one percenter motorcycle club founded in Gary, Indiana in 1966.

Sin City Deciples MC Patch Logo
Sin City Deciples MC Patch Logo

Sin City Deciples MC History

Sin City Deciples Motorcycle Club was founded in Gary, Indiana in 1966. Gary is located 25 miles south east of Chicago, Illinois.

They are one of the most well known, widespread and oldest black outlaw motorcycle clubs, however they do also allow non-blacks to become members.

Members of the club ride Harley Davidson motorcycles.

The Sin City Deciples Motorcycle Club refer to each of their clubhouses as “Sity Hall”.

Sin City Deciples MC Clubhouse Los Angeles California
Sin City Deciples MC Clubhouse Los Angeles California

Sin City Deciples MC Patch / Motto / Colors

The Sin City Deciples motto is “Death Before Dishonor”.

The term “1934 Express” is also used, relating to the 19th, 3rd and 4th letters of the alphabet (S, C, D) for Sin City Deciples.

The Sin City Deciples Motorcycle Club also use the abbreviation of “DFFD”, which stands for “Deciples Forever, Forever Deciples”. This style of abbreviation is very common amongst outlaw motorcycle clubs.

Sin City Deciples MC Clubhouse Memphis Tennessee
Sin City Deciples MC Clubhouse Memphis Tennessee

Sin City Deciples MC Chapters

The Sin City Deciples have chapters throughout multiple states of the United States.

There are also references to the club existing in Europe, however evidence of these could not be found.

Some of the existing chapters in the USA are:

  • Sin City Deciples Anniston, Alabama Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Birmingham, Alabama Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Cincinnati, Ohio Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Cleveland, Ohio Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Colorado Springs, Colorado Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Detroit, Michigan Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples East St Louis, Illinois Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Fort Wayne, Indiana Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Gary, Indiana Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Hampton, Virginia Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Jackson, Tennessee Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Las Vegas, Nevada Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Lithonia, Georgia Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Louisville, Kentucky Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Memphis, Tennessee Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Phoenix, Arizona Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples St Louis, Missouri Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Sumter, South Carolina Chapter
  • Sin City Deciples Tampa, Florida Chapter
Sin City Deciples MC Clubhouse Sumter South Carolina
Sin City Deciples MC Clubhouse Sumter South Carolina

Famous Sin City Deciples MC Members

There are no famous members of the Sin City Deciples in a celebrity sense.

Sin City Deciples MC Clubhouse Detroit Michigan
Sin City Deciples MC Clubhouse Detroit Michigan

Sin City Deciples MC Crime / In The Media

1968 – July, 1968. Gary, Indiana. Two members of the Sin City Deciples Motorcycle Club are arrested in Gary, Indiana on charges of raping a white woman. The arrests flare up racial tensions and riots and looting begin. Laws are quickly passed to bring in curfews, as well as hundreds of police and 550 members of the National Guard being brought into the town to try and calm the riots. The riots continue for multiple days and in the end 123 black people are charged with resisting arrest and 47 others with curfew violations.

2009 – 11 January, 2009. Birmingham, Alabama. Sin City Deciples member murders Charles Bevelle in an execution style shooting on an interstate road. On 29 October, 2009 he is found guilty of the murder. 

2009 – 6 August, 2009. Georgia. Three members of the Sin City Deciples are stopped on Interstate 85 for speeding while travelling in a car on their way to the Annual Bikers Roundup in Hampton, Georgia. A search of the car uncovers drugs and weapons. Ernest Jackson, the driver, is charged with theft by receiving a stolen firearm and speeding. Melvin Bartcher, a passenger, is charged with theft by receiving a stolen firearm and possession of marijuana. Vernon Rogers, another passenger, is charged with theft by receiving a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

2011 – May, 2011. Cleveland, Ohio. Four members of the Sin City Deciples in Cleveland, Ohio, are indicted on check fraud charges after an FBI investigation. Those indicted are Vincent Butler (aka “Gutta”), George Hannet (aka “Geo”), Darnell Milton (aka “Lyfe”) and Deonte Sullins (aka “Smoke”). They are accused buying 25 vehicles and 2 stereo systems using fraudulent checks from sellers on websites including Craigslist. Several of the vehicles were then sold, or disassembled and sold for parts. Law enforcement found some of the vehicles at their old clubhouse in Cleveland.

2011 – 7 June, 2011. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An arson occurs at the Deciples Pittsburgh clubhouse. A man is seen throwing a flammable item through the clubhouse window before riding off on a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

2012 – 2 March, 2012. Colorado Springs, Colorado. A man by the name of Virgil Means attended a party at the Sin City Deciples Colorado Springs clubhouse. After being thrown out of the party and beaten up he was collected by a friend in a car. He then decided to go back to the party to get his wallet. While sitting in the car discussing whether or not to go inside, three men, Christopher Mountjoy, John Burrell and Eric Bartholomew ambushed the car. A shot was fired into the car which Virgil Means. He later died in hospital.

2012 – 26 June, 2012. The Pittsburg, Pennsylvania is torched for the second time in just over a year. The last was on 7 June, 2011.

2013 – 10 March, 2013. Dayton, Ohio. A member of the Toro’s Motorcycle Club is hit in the head with a machete by a member of the Sin City Deciples Motorcycle Club outside of the Toro’s Motorcycle Club clubhouse. The member of the Deciples is unknown, however they were wearing their patches at the time of the attack. The victim, Dylon Lauderdale suffered significant bleeding, a fractured skull and required multiple staples.

Toros MC Clubhouse Dayton Ohio
Toros MC Clubhouse Dayton Ohio

2014 – 18 August, 2014. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A road rage incident occurs between a Sin City Deciples member James L. Norman riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a car on Highway 41 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is believed that the car may have cut off the motorcycle while on the on ramp. James L. Norman then sped up to the side of the car and fired a shot through the front window. The driver of the vehicle only suffered minor injuries from the broken window. James L. Norman was then arrested by police shortly after the incident after he crashed into a median wall at the Stadium Interchange and was walking away with a pistol in hand. He was charged with attempted homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon and drunken driving.

Sin City Deciples MC Books / Movies / TV

Sin City Deciples MC Book – The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite by Bill Hayes.

The Sin City Deciples are referenced in the book, along with hundreds of other one percenter motorcycle clubs. Find out more on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).

Sin City Deciples MC Book The One Percenter Encyclopedia Bill Hayes
Sin City Deciples MC Book The One Percenter Encyclopedia Bill Hayes

Movie – Crank (2006) starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart.

In one scene in the movie they go to the actual Sin City Deciples Los Angeles chapter clubhouse. View this movie on Amazon (link opens in a new tab).

Sin City Deciples Crank Movie DVD
Sin City Deciples Crank Movie DVD

Sin City Deciples MC Enemies and Allies

Sin City Deciples MC enemies:

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