Outlaw motorcycle gang members arrested at La Crosse bar

Police: Man threatened bouncer

Published On: Dec 30 2013 03:21:36 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 31 2013 03:25:46 PM CST
Samuel Keller

La Crosse police arrested two members of the Outlaw motorcycle gang early Sunday morning during an argument outside a downtown La Crosse bar.

Samuel Keller, 31, of La Crosse, is accused of threatening of a bouncer with a knife on Sunday at about 2:30 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two men “talking heatedly” with the owner and general manager of the bar, who was a previous probationary member of the club, according to police. Keller admitted to police he was a member of the Outlaw motorcycle gang.

The bar’s bouncer told police that Keller and Adam Baumgartner, 34, were arguing over a jacket.  Keller yelled that nobody touches the jacket and repeatedly yelled, “Do you want to die?” while holding a small silver knife in his hand by his side. The bouncer told police Keller began advancing toward him and that he was scared for his life.

Keller told police he was never asked to leave, he never threatened anyone, and he never displayed a knife.

A La Crosse police officer located a small metal can in Keller’s jacket, which had five individually wrapped bags of cocaine. The five baggies totaled 5.4 grams.

Keller has been charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine; carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct; use of a dangerous weapon. Keller appeared in La Crosse County court on Monday afternoon. A judge set a $2,500 signature bond.

Baumgartner faces charges for carrying a concealed weapon and carrying handgun-alcohol. His initial appearance is scheduled for January 8.