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Police search Eagle Nation Cycles, say Hell’s Lovers witnessed Neenah stabbing death

Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 1:14 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2021 at 8:26 PM CDT
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NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) - Neenah Police released new photos from the investigation into the deadly stabbing of Rodger Ridgeway. The photos show members of the Hell’s Lovers Motorcycle Club who allegedly witnessed the killing.

Neenah Police say the suspects and witnesses entered Eagle Nation Cycles after the crime.

Mayor Dean Kaufert confirmed to Action 2 News that police conducted a search of the Eagle Nation Cycles shop with the owner’s consent. Action 2 News was there when police executed the search warrant.

“Our police officers went over, took him up on his offer and they are conducting a search of the building along with the owner of the building and a member of the media is what I was told, so hey, that’s a step in the right direction, but we’re not going to put up with it anymore,” said Kaufert.

We don’t know what, if anything, was found, but we saw several police cars and investigators on the property.

Police say members of Hell's Lovers Motorcycle Club witnessed a deadly stabbing.
Police say members of Hell's Lovers Motorcycle Club witnessed a deadly stabbing.(Neenah Police Department)
Police say members of the Hell's Lovers Motorcycle Club witnessed a deadly stabbing in Neenah.
Police say members of the Hell's Lovers Motorcycle Club witnessed a deadly stabbing in Neenah.(Neenah Police Department)

At about midnight on April 17, Rodger Ridgeway was found dead in the 200 block of Martens Street. Police say Ridgway was stabbed multiple times.

Suspect Mandel L. Roy is in custody. He has not appeared in court. That’s when we expect to find out more about this homicide and what led up to it.

Police continue to search for a female suspect, Terran R. Colwell, 28.

Police say they want to talk to members of the motorcycle club who are witnesses. Police want you to call (920) 886-6033 if you have information about the crime or witnesses.

Neenah Police say one person is in custody and another person is wanted following a weekend...
Neenah Police say one person is in custody and another person is wanted following a weekend homicide.(Neenah Police Department)

Mayor Dean Kaufert says the Eagle Nation shop has a long history of trouble, and he’s considering steps to have the property declared a nuisance.

“A lot of bad things seem to be happening there, and these are people in many cases, the motorcycle club that hangs out there, many of them are not from the area. They’re from Minnesota, they’re from Milwaukee, and they’re coming into our neighborhood and they’re bringing a very bad element with them,” he said.

Police have been asked to provide Kaufert with a list of every incident on the property over the past two years.

Kaufert said, “It’s a bigger problem than that because of the Michael Funk shooting and the Brian Flatoff hostage standoff. Years before that, there was the raid that the Neenah police officers did on that, so there’s a long history there and there’s bad feelings on both sides.”

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