Leader of Aryan Circle Motorcycle Club Arrested

  • July 21, 2016

The leader of the Aryan Circle Motorcycle Club (MC), David Wayne Williams (aka Big Dave) of Mamou, Louisiana, has been arrested along with seven other Aryan Circle members and associates for their alleged roles in the shooting death of Clifton Hallmark.

Richard Smith and Leland Hamm

Richard Smith and Leland Hamm

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's office has charged Anissa Hallmark, Michael Auxilien, Elizabeth Auxilien, David Wayne Williams, Christa Williams, Heather Tate, Jeremey Wade Jorden, and Brian Elliot Granger with accessory after the fact to 2nd degree murder.  Two additional Aryan Circle members, Richard Smith and Leland Hamm, are wanted on charges related to the murder.

On July 1, 2016, Anissa Hallmark and another woman called 911 from a local gas station alleging Clifton had been shot there during a robbery. Responding deputies found Clifton Hallmark outside the gas station with a gunshot wound to the head.  He was transported the hospital, but later died.  The following murder investigation found discrepancies in the robbery story told by the women and revealed that Hallmark was actually shot during an altercation at a nearby pre-July 4th party.

The Aryan Circle MC, previously called the Iron Circle, is a subgroup of the Aryan Circle, a racist prison gang.