Nashville Bike Week organizer Michael Leffingwell, aka Mike Axle, was arrested in Kentucky on Monday, WKRN reports.
Leffingwell was taken into the custody at the Country Hearth Motel near the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says it received a tip regarding his location before his arrest, according to News 2.
He had active arrest warrants out of Kentucky, multiple Middle Tennessee counties, Georgia, and Missouri on charges of probation violation, failure to appear, and larceny. Other charges may be forthcoming.
Leffingwell has a long criminal history containing federal convictions and theft.
Authorities have been looking for him for several months as people have expressed their concerns about the Nashville Bike Week event.
The festival is supposed to last for 10 days and it’s scheduled for September 14 to 24. After the Loretta Lynn Ranch cut ties with the event, a new venue has been in question. The Nashville Bike Week Facebook page has announced several upcoming announcements (yes, you read that right) of a new venue, but that hasn’t really happened to this day. Regardless of the fact there is no new venue in sight, many bikers still hope and believe the event is going to happen, while others just think the whole thing was too good to be true.
Check out this photo of the actual arrest from WKRN HERE.
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