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Woman Allegedly Raped Inside Motorcycle Club



    Police Target Crime-Filled Biker Clubhouse

    Wheels of Soul, a crime-ridden biker clubhouse in Camden, N.J. was finally shut down after urgent request from police. NBC10's Cydney Long reports from the scene with details. (Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014)

    A woman was allegedly repeatedly raped inside a motorcycle clubhouse last week.

    Antoywayn Lindsey, 34 of Camden, threatened a woman with a gun and forced her into a room inside the Wheels of Soul motorcycle club on Princess Avenue in Camden, police say.

    Lindsey allegedly raped the woman multiple times inside the room Thursday at 2 a.m. She escaped and was later found by Camden County Police.

    Officers moved in on the clubhouse, found Lindsey and arrested him Thursday. At the time of the arrest, police say he had two loaded guns on his person. Members of the club told NBC10 reporter Cydney Long that the woman made up the story.

    The Camden County Police Department is working the city to address code violations and have the club shut down. Code enforcement officials say the club is structurally deficient and impacting the quality of life in the neighborhood. PSE&G cut of service to the club today.

    "This has been a cat and mouse game with this group for some time," said Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson. "In the light of the most heinous crimes that have taken place here, I don't think a court is going to rule against us."

    In April 2007, a 35-year-old man was killed after a fight at the clubhouse. Later that year in August, a club member was arrested for drug distribution. In January 2010, two people were arrested after cocaine was found inside the club and later that month the club closed down due to code violations.

    "It's very upsetting that this place may be allowed to run," said JiYoung Min, a Camden resident. "I think officials need to take a stronger stance in setting the message that, look hey, these kinds of places should not stay open."

    Lindsey was charged with a total of 10 offenses: three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and one count each of Kidnapping, Making Terroristic Threats, Aggravated Assault, Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. The Certain Persons charge is based on a prior conviction for Aggravated Manslaughter. Lindsey is in the county jail with bail set at $400,000.

    This morning, the City of Camden demolished a garage nearby the Wheels of Soul clubhouse. The garage was on city property, but the demolition sent a clear message as some members were storing their bikes in the garage.