An Omaha man charged with fatally shooting a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was ordered held without bail Wednesday during a hearing at the Douglas County Jail.
Jay Witt, 47, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of William J. Furlong, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He also is charged with use of a firearm to commit a felony and being a felon in possession of a gun.
Furlong, 48, was found dead July 14 at 4501 S. 27th Circle, the clubhouse for the motorcycle club. An assistant Douglas County attorney said in court that Witt and Furlong had an altercation a couple of weeks earlier. Witt showed up at the clubhouse early on July 14 and shot Furlong, according to the prosecutor.
Witt was arrested during a traffic stop Monday near 30th Street and Sorensen Parkway. He was said to be driving a stolen vehicle that was being tracked via GPS by police.
Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman, said Witt was armed when he was taken into custody. — Kevin Cole