June 11, 2020 — The fallout from a deadly fight following a West Virginia Pagan’s Motorcycle club St. Patrick’s Day bash back in March ended in Pagan’s MC member Norm (Sixer) Bradford being charged in a double-homicide conspiracy this week. U.S. Marshals and Jefferson County Sheriffs Department Deputies took Bradford into custody Wednesday in Harpers Ferry without incident.
The Pagan’s are the most powerful biker gang on the east coast and rapidly expanding up the eastern seaboard. The club maintains two chapters in West Virginia: one in Charleston and the other in Fairmont.
Authorities claim Bradford, 49 and known in the club as “Sixer” or “Six-Three,” provided the murder weapon and watched as Heather Grogg, 33 of Carroll County, West Virginia, was killed on the morning of April 7, gunned down as she got out of her car. The night before, 18-year old Danielle Tyler, was suffocated to death in a Berkeley County trailer on property in Falling Waters owned by a pair of Pagan’s associates. The two biker club associates were made responsible for hiding Grogg and Tyler from local police, but soon found out they were being set up to be murdered, the indictment alleges.
According to court records, weeks earlier, Grogg and Tyler had both been eye witnesses to the stabbing murder of 33-year old Jonny Riddle in a Jefferson County residence and were sought by police for questioning. Investigators described the situation surrounding the Riddle homicide on March 17 as a drug rip-off gone wrong after a group of people returned to an apartment from the Pagan’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party and caught him dabbling in their narcotics without permission.
Grogg had not attended the St. Patrick’s Day party and was just at the residence babysitting the owner’s kids. Riddle was at the apartment visiting Grogg when the group of partiers showed up and accused him of taking their drugs. After the stabbing, a near-dead Riddle was bound and placed into the trunk of a car, driven to Rippon, West Virginia field and set on fire.
Per his indictment, “Six-Three” Bradford gave co-defendant Jeff Smith, 22, the gun he used to kill Grogg with. Bradford is being held without bond and is due back in court on June 17 for a preliminary hearing.
Just last year, three Pagan’s from the Fairmont chapter were charged with attempted murder in a coordinated attack on a rival Hells Angels biker from New York staged outside a White Hall, West Virginia supermarket. Former West Virginia Pagan’s powerhouse Floyd (Diamond Jesse) Moore died of natural causes in the spring at 75, a decade removed from being the club’s national vice president.