Documents reveal surprise suspects in Outlaws raid
A Wednesday raid on the Outlaws Motorcycle Club netted authorities several suspects no one knew had possible connections to the club.
Eyewitness News spent Thursday digging through reports on who else was nabbed in the raid. That included IU Medical Center nurse Pamela Cummins. The hospital had no comment about her arrest due to the ongoing investigation.
But prosecutors say Cummins helped the Outlaws get Vicodin and morphine from prescriptions at a south side pharmacy.
"There were prescription drugs that were being diverted from the IU Medical Center," said Assistant Indiana U.S. Attorney Bradley Blackington.
Agents also arrested 44-year-old Norvel Terry Sr., a former street team ministry member. Court documents allege he helped move drugs through the Outlaws' organization.
Prosecutors also shared the Outlaws' connection to Indianapolis businessman Charles Ernstes II. The 52-year-old millionaire faces extortion charges.
"Mr. Ernstes turned around and contracted with the Outlaws to commit an assault on that individual in retribution for filing bankruptcy," Blackington said.
Ernstes is owner and president of his family business, Metro Elevator Company.
A statement from Ernstes' attorney says he has plead not guilty to the allegations and he will vigorously defend himself in court.
Investigators say after seizing the organization's two homes on East New York Street, along with motorcycles, the Outlaws are out of business.