Three area biker gang members from Kansas City are charged with kidnapping and beating an Independence man who was reported missing this week but later found in Benton County. As of Friday afternoon police were looking for one of the men.
Randal Holmes, 52, and his son Gerald Holmes, 24, are charged with kidnapping, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Richard Phoenix, 74, also known as “Snake,” is charged with kidnapping and armed criminal action.
Police are looking for Randal Holmes, who is considered armed and dangerous and may be seen wearing attire similar to that in images released by police. Police had arrested him earlier this week but released him pending further investigation. There is a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to his arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 816-836-3600 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or email email@example.com.
Phoenix and Gerald Holmes remain in Jackson County Jail.
According to court documents, Coty Hollaman had been given $16,000 and a car by the Galloping Goose Motorcycle Club to drive to Colorado and purchase marijuana. He later told police he had made similar runs before, but this time he instead parked the car at Kansas City International Airport and flew to Denver and then Las Vegas, where he spent the money.
After returning to Independence, Hollaman was allegedly abducted at gunpoint Monday night from his father's residence at the 1400 block of Dickinson Road. According to court documents, Hollaman had been talking with an Independence Police officer near the scene, telling him his father was being held at gunpoint, but fled the officer when he saw the Holmes' truck.
Randal Holmes then met up with Hollaman and picked up Gerald Holmes, who has beating Hollaman as the truck fled the scene. Police found the truck shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday at a bar in east Kansas City partially owned by Randal Holmes.
Hollaman allegedly was taken to a house in Kansas City where he was beaten unconscious and given methamphetamine so he could wake up and be beaten again. His captors also hit him with a ball peen hammer and threatened to cut off his fingers and toes using tin snips. Phoenix allegedly kept Hollaman at gunpoint during the beating.
Hollaman then was driven to a residence in Benton County occupied by a member Midwest Drifters Motorcycle Club, a support club of Galloping Goose. Police later learned Hollaman called his father to tell him he'd been beaten.
Police tracked the call number to Benton County and asked sheriff's deputies there to do a residence check. Deputies found Hollaman there with Randal and Gerald Holmes. Hollaman told police that before deputies arrived Gerald Holmes had told another biker that they would all be going fishing soon and that, “You bring the cinder block and I'll bring the rope.”