Wed
11
Oct

3 reach plea deals in Wyoming bar fight case

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Three men have entered guilty pleas in a case stemming from a bar fight in Wyoming over a rival gang member's vest with patches that identify the gang to which he belonged.

Cory Rutherford, Matthew Wedgewood, and Nicholas Hanson pleaded guilty in Sweetwater County District Court last week in plea agreements with prosecutors.

The Rock Springs Rocket Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2wOCsDA ) that the three are members of the Sons of Silence motorcycle club.

Rutherford pleaded guilty to the robbery and intimidation charges in exchange for a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery being dismissed.

Wedgewood pleaded guilty to accessory to robbery and intimidation charges. A charge of conspiracy to commit robbery was dismissed.

Hanson pleaded guilty to accessory to robbery and intimidation charges. A conspiracy to commit robbery charge was dismissed.

Tue
10
Oct

Jury selection for first Twin Peaks trial will continue for 2nd day

WACO, Texas (KWTX) The process of seating a jury for the first trial of a Twin Peaks shootout defendant will continue for a second day Wednesday.

About 150 prospective jurors reported Tuesday morning, and by late Tuesday afternoon the pool had been reduced to about 140 after prosecutors completed their examination of the panel.

Defense attorney Casie Gotro started her examination late Tuesday afternoon.

Her client, Christopher Jacob Carrizal, is the first of the more than 150 bikers indicted in the aftermath of the deadly shootout to go on trial.

He’s the president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos motorcycle club.

Mon
09
Oct

Questions about arrest affidavits in Waco biker shootout

(video)--Nearly two and half years after a deadly biker shootout in Waco, the first trial of more than 150 people begins this week. 

The shootout involved two rival biker gangs and the Waco Police Department and left nine people dead and more than 20 injured.

Waco police initially arrested 177 people, some of whom just happened to be in the parking lot when the shooting started. During a hearing last year, a lawyer for one of the defendants challenged the arrest warrant affidavit for 177 people arrested.

The arrest affidavit had the exact same narrative for each arrested person. Some skeptically call those "fill in the blank" affidavits, and during that hearing two Waco public officials gave drastically different accounts. A Dallas court ruling could have an impact on the cases against dozens of defendants.

Sun
08
Oct

Alleged motorcycle gang member accused of knocking man out at the Eagles Nest

VIRGINIA BEACH — An alleged Street Wolvez motorcycle gang member is accused of knocking out a man at the Eagles Nest Rockin’ Country Bar.

Thirty-year-old Shelton Lafee “Bronx” Feemster, of the 500 block of Liberty Court in Virginia Beach, was arrested on Sept. 7 and charged with malicious wounding and participating in gang activity, both of which are felony offenses.

 

The charges stem from a fight that allegedly happened on Dec. 3, 2016 at the bar, located at 1723 Parkview Drive in Chesapeake.

Police believe the fight happened around 2 a.m. when two men approached a group of about five alleged Street Wolvez gang members and began talking to them. One witness said that Feemster came out of no where and hit the victim in the head, knocking him unconscious, according to documents filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

Sat
07
Oct

Prosecutor Accused of ‘Revenge Porn’ Attack on Biker Gang Member

A defendant in the Waco biker shootout says prosecutors distributed ‘revenge porn’ of him and his wife after they discovered private videos on his phone.

A defendant in the Waco biker shooting has filed a motion claiming prosecutors distributed “revenge porn” against him and his wife.

Thu
05
Oct

Freehold man had chemicals, pipes, fuses and books on how to make bombs: prosecutor

FREEHOLD - A man alleged to belong to the Pagan's Outlaw Motorcycle Gang not only had weapons, thousands of rounds of ammunition, chemical compounds, pipes and fuses in his Freehold home when authorities raided it last month, he also had books with instructions on how to make bombs, a prosecutor said Thursday.

A former housemate of Anthony Corraro, worried about the materials in the house and concerned that Corraro was unstable due to drug use, tipped off authorities about the arsenal last month, said Christopher Decker, an assistant Monmouth County prosecutor.

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'What if these materials were not discovered?'' Decker said at a detention hearing for Corraro. "What if this individual didn't step up to law-enforcement? What if?

Thu
05
Oct

Attorney: Twin Peaks trial begins Tuesday "come hell or high water."

WACO, Texas (KWTX) In a pretrial hearing Thursday for a Twin Peaks biker, Dallas Bandidos leader Christopher Jacob Carrizal, prosecutors and defense attorney Casie Gotro worked out final discovery that the state must turn over to her Thursday.

Judge Matt Johnson of 54th District Court announced the questionnaires will be handed out and filled out by 140 potential jurors on Monday, October 9th.

Gotro has been alleging all along that District Attorney Abel Reyna's office was not providing her with documents she had requested.

On Thursday some of those documents were approved by the judge to be handed over.

Following the questionnaires Monday, the final jury will be selected on Tuesday for first trial of a biker charged in the deadly shootout.

"We're going to trial Tuesday come hell or high water," Gotro said.

The Twin Peaks shootout happened on May 17, 2015.

Wed
04
Oct

Senior judge appointed to hear Twin Peaks biker case

A senior judge who presided over a hearing two years ago in which nine Twin Peaks defendants sought to remove McLennan County’s two primary felony court judges, was appointed Tuesday to preside over the case of former biker Matthew Clendennen.

A day after 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson agreed to step down from hearing Clendennen’s case, regional administrative Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield appointed Senior Judge Doug Shaver, of Houston, to hear Clendennen’s case.

A panel of 600 potential jurors has been summoned to report to court Oct. 27 in Clendennen’s case. The trial is set to start Nov. 6.

Mon
02
Oct

Judge recuses himself from Twin Peaks biker's trial

Judge Matt Johnson, of Waco's 54th State District Court, who was set to preside over the trial of the first Twin Peaks case next week, removed himself Monday from hearing what is set now as the second Twin Peaks shootout trial next month. 

Johnson's decision to step aside came after Dallas attorney Clint Broden, who represents former Scimitars motorcycle club member Matthew Clendennen, filed a motion Monday seeking to recuse Johnson from further involvement in Clendennen's case.

Johnson was formerly law partners with McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna. Broden's motion states that, according to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, "a judge must recuse in any proceeding in which ... the judge or a lawyer with whom the judge previously practiced law has been a material witness concerning the proceeding." 

Mon
02
Oct

Wentzville Police investigating bar brawl at Maggie Malone's

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Wentzville Police said two people were injured after a bar fight at Maggie Malone's Saturday night. 

Investigators said they got a tip that there were members of the "Outlaw Motorcycle Gang" in town. 

"We began proactively conducting bar checks," said Lieutenant Dave Schoolcraft. 

He said around midnight they received a 911 call from Maggie Malone's on Wentzville Parkway for a fight involving 20 people. 

"When we got there several motorcycles were leaving. We were able to detain about six people," said Lt. Schoolcraft. "The fight started when a female patron said she was inappropriately touched by a  member of the 'Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.'"

Police said the victim couldn't identify that person in the group of people police detained. Everyone was released. 

Investigators said two people who were with the female were injured during the fight. 

No weapons were involved in the fight. 

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