10 Men arrested in connection with Porter murder

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Ten men were arrested Wednesday after what police say was a two-year investigation into the death of Dale Porter and the Vikings Motorcycle Club.

Members of the RCMP and RNC executed six search warrants Wednesday afternoon: five in St. John’s — including at a sports bar on Boncloddy Street at lunchtime — and one in Cupids. A number of the men were seen wearing Vikings patches on their jackets as they were handcuffed and placed in the back of police vehicles. At least two motorcycles were seized.

Charges against the men are pending

The RCMP will be holding a news conference Thursday afternoon, where they will display items seized during the searches and will provide details on their investigation into the biker gang and the murder of Dale Porter.

Porter, a father of two, was founded stabbed to death in the driveway of a home in North River in the summer of 2014. Earlier this week, Allan Potter, who is affiliated with the Vikings and who owned the property where Porter was found, was arrested in Ontario and charged with second degree murder in connection with Porter’s death. He appeared in court in London on Tuesday and in Harbour Grace Wednesday.

RCMP Insp. Pat Cahill said Tuesday Porter did not have any connection to the Vikings.

Potter has a 20-year criminal history in this province, including armed robbery, break and enter, impaired driving, possession of a restricted weapon, possession of illegal drugs, assault with a weapon, and damage to property, among other things.

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