Colfax in Jasper County

Colfax in Jasper County

Jasper County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Colfax, Iowa






James Bailey

James M. Bailey, Jr.
32 YOA
Case # 75-00503
Colfax, Iowa
Jasper County
August 14, 1975

On Thursday, August 14, 1975, 32-year-old James M. “Beetle” Bailey, Jr., of Mentor, Ohio, was shot at the I-80 Colfax ramp in Jasper County, Iowa, while motorcycling west with two friends, 27-year-old Paul Philemon and 31-year-old Richard Vesey. They were members of the Cleveland Chapter Hell’s Angels and were on the way to Sturgis, South Dakota.

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