Two men linked to Buffalo biker gangs were convicted Thursday in the assault on a woman and a fight with police outside the Toon Saloon, 1255 Broadway, eight months ago.
After a one-day non-jury trial, State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang found Dean T. Bard, 32, of Quaker Road, Orchard Park, guilty of third-degree assault for kicking Martha Shamrock after pulling her out of the bar at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 7.
She found Francis M. Glover, 48, of East Street guilty of resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration but acquitted him of third-degree robbery.
Denise M. Blair, 27, a former Las Vegas resident, was found innocent of criminal possession of a loaded .25-caliber handgun police found in a vest she allegedly was wearing outside the Outlaws' Northumberland Avenue clubhouse that morning after the arrest of Bard and Glover.
Ms. Shamrock, 34, said she and a female friend were accosted by Bard when they entered the Toon Saloon for a drink.
When Ms. Shamrock mentioned her late friend, Walter "Buffalo Wally" Posnjak, an Outlaws gang leader fatally shot at the Lancaster Speedway in a confrontation with Hells Angels four year ago, Bard pulled her out of the bar and kicked her, she testified.