Omaha police arrest man wanted in Hells Angels clubhouse slaying

The Hells Angels club building at 4501 S. 27th Circle

An Omaha man wanted in connection with a homicide last month at the Hells Angels clubhouse was arrested Monday without incident during a traffic stop.

Jay Witt was arrested about 9:30 a.m. near 30th Street and Sorensen Parkway , said Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman. Pecha said Witt was armed when he was taken into custody.

Members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force recognized Witt while he was driving a car near Interstate 680 and 30th Street and followed him, Pecha said.

Witt, 47, is charged in a warrant with second-degree murder in the death of William J. Furlong and use of a weapon to commit a felony. The 48-year-old victim was found dead July 14 at 4501 S. 27th Circle, the clubhouse for the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Furlong was at one point a member of a rival group.

In 2001, Furlong was one of 14 members of the Sons of Silence indicted in federal court for dealing drugs in central Iowa. He was released from prison in November 2010.

Anyone with any information about Furlong’s homicide is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867) or to log on to omaha​

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