News Item: Police make arrests in grisly murder investigation
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Thursday 22 June 2006 - 15:13:03

DURHAM -- Three men with alleged links to the Bandidos motorcycle gang stood before an Oshawa bail court Wednesday afternoon facing charges of second degree murder.

Durham Regional Police charged the men on Tuesday with the killing of Shawn Douse, the 35-year-old man whose body was discovered in a forested area near the Durham-York boundary line in December 2005.

Police believe that Mr. Douse was beaten to death inside the home of former Bandido prospect Jamie Franz in Keswick sometime between Dec. 6 and 8, and that his body was then transported to Pickering where the accused attempted to set his remains on fire.

Durham Regional Police have arrested 25-year-old Cameron Acorn of Keswick, 24-year-old Pierre Aragon of Oakville, and 35-year-old Randolph Brown of Jackson’s Point. All three are charged with second-degree murder; two of the accused also face charges of interference with human remains.

The three men appeared separately before the court on Wednesday afternoon where the judge ordered them detained and forbid any contact between the accused except through counsel.

Mr. Acorn and Mr. Brown were already in police custody at the time the charges were laid. Mr. Aragon was arrested on Tuesday. All three will appear, either through video conference or in person, at an Oshawa court in the coming weeks.

A fourth man, 26-year-old Robert “Bobby” Quinn, is also charged with second degree murder in the same case and a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest. It is believed that the Keswick resident is currently in the Nelson, British Columbia area.

Police Chief Vern White said he expects Mr. Quinn to either turn himself in or be arrested quickly.

“I don’t think that he will be out there very long,” he said in an interview following a press conference during which the arrests were announced.

The arrests wrap up a six-month long investigation into the brutal death of Mr. Douse, which led police from the rural Pickering site where his battered body was found to the home of Mr. Franz who had been found murdered in a biker massacre near Shedden, Ontario in April.

Despite the connection, Chief White said that police do not believe the death of Mr. Douse was directly linked to the slaying of those eight bikers.

Police said the motive behind the murder of Mr. Douse was retaliation, but would not comment as to the specifics other than that drugs, specifically cocaine, were involved.

OPP Detective Inspector Don Bell said the case exposes “the violent underbelly of motorcycle gangs,” but with these new arrests the Bandidos “no longer exist in Ontario.”

Durham Regional Police worked with the OPP and York Regional Police on the investigation.

“We are proud of the success of this investigation,” Chief White said, praising all police services for their cooperation and teamwork.

http://www.durhamregion.com/dr/regions/top_stories/story/3560597p-4113974c.html


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