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Sixth man arrested in Marion County Pagan Motorcycle Club slaying

FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) – A sixth man was arrested this week in connection with a shooting at the Marion County Pagan Motorcycle Club.

Ryan Lane, 36, of Fairmont, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder Tuesday, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Riffle.

Deputies served a search warrant at Lane’s residence Tuesday morning in connection with an ongoing investigation into the 2022 slaying of Henry Silver, Riffle said.

Silver was shot and killed on September 9, 2022 in the Carolina area of ​​Marion County. John Wolfe, a member of the Pagan motorcycle club who was found guilty of Silver’s murder in April, learned of a hidden relationship involving Silver and his girlfriend. Deputies allege Wolfe conspired with other members of the club to kill Silver.

Lane texted Wolfe about the situation several times. In one text, Lane tells Wolfe he needs to “deal with that f——,” according to court documents. Ten minutes before the murder, Wolfe texted Lane and said “keep your phone open, I might need bail money.” After that text, deputies said Lane continued to communicate with Wolfe and traveled to where he thought he would be to discuss the events that took place.

In June 2023, four other men were arrested and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in connection with the murder. Jonathan Biller, Derek Clem, Dane Hull and Austin Mullins were arrested at that point in the investigation, deputies said.

The investigation is still ongoing, Riffle said.