No charges to be filed in deadly Colorado Motorcycle Expo brawl

DENVER — No charges will be filed against an off-duty Colorado Department of Corrections employee who killed a man during a brawl at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo that left several others injured, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Victor Mendoza, 46, was killed by a gunshot wound during a fight between two motorcycle clubs at the Denver Coliseum on Jan. 30 and his death was ruled a homicide, the Denver medical examiner said.

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The fight broke out between The Mongols and the Iron Order motorcycle clubs. The investigation confirmed that shots were fired by Mendoza and Derek Duran, the corrections department employee, the DA’s office said.


Man Says He Was Punched, Had Motorcycle Club Vest Ripped Off By Rival Motorcycle Gang Members At Dodson Avenue Club

A man told police that he was punched and had his motorcycle club vest ripped off by rival motorcycle gang members.

Jeremy Spence said it happened at Club Utopia at 2110 Dodson Ave.

Ralph "Stang" Oliver, 38, 4318 Victory Lane, and Robert Lamont "Solo" Solomon, 43, of 460 Midland Pike, were charged with aggravated robbery.

Spence said he was punched in the left eye by Oliver. He said Oliver and Solomon then ripped off the vest.

He said Solomon displayed a pistol and began firing it in the air.

He said he fled the area "out of fear of further assault and being shot."

Police said Oliver and Solomon are members of the Sin City Disciples motorcycle gang.


Two men shot, killed outside motorcycle club

Two men were killed in a shooting Saturday night outside a northeast Omaha motorcycle club, police said.

The men were shot about 10:45 p.m. near the Zac Riders Club at 24th and Franklin Streets.

They were identified today as Allen McReynolds, 47, and Victor Beatty, 52. Beatty listed an Omaha address on his driver’s license, which has a motorcycle endorsement. It was unclear where McReynolds resided.

McReynolds was taken by ambulance to the Creighton University Medical Center in extremely critical condition. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Beatty was also transported to Creighton, where he died.

There have been four homicides in Omaha so far this year. There were 14 killings in the city at the same time last year.

No arrests have been made in Saturday's deaths.


DPS investigating after victim reports being shot at by motorcycle gang members

GOODYEAR, AZ - The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating after a victim says members of a motorcycle gang shot at him.

Troopers received the report around 7:45 p.m. and the caller said it happened near the Perryville Road exit of Interstate 10 in the West Valley, according to a spokesperson.

The caller told law enforcement five or six shots were fired by members of the Mongol motorcycle gang, but neither he nor his vehicle were hit.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a group of Mongol gang riders near their clubhouse.

Detectives with the DPS Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission are conducting the investigation, Capt. Damon Cecil said.

Authorities were searching the area for evidence and interviewing witnesses as of 9 p.m. Saturday.


WARNING GRAPHIC: New video released of Twin Peaks biker gang shooting



New video has been released of the Twin Peaks' biker gang shooting from a lawyer in Nevada. 

The lawyer said he is not representing any of the bikers, he just wants the truth to be told.

He also said most of the bikers were there for a political meeting and ran when the shooting began.

On May 17, 2015, nine people were killed and dozens were injured when two rival biker gangs had a shootout at Twin Peaks in Waco.



Fugitive Outlaws leader takes plea deal in Milwaukee

A former longtime fugitive leader of the Outlaws motorcycle gang has pleaded guilty in exchange for a 15-year term in federal prison.

Randy "Mad" Yager, 60, was indicted on charges of racketeering and conspiracy that could have landed him in prison for life. Yager had been set to go to trial this week.

Yager, originally of Crown Point, Ind., was first indicted with 16 others in 1997.

Yager is accused of participating in murders, arson and bombings aimed at rival clubs in the 1990s, while he was a regional boss of the Outlaws. The crimes did not occur in Milwaukee, but Yager was boss of the region that included Milwaukee, a stronghold of the gang.

On the day of the bust in 1997, Yager was at a Las Vegas hotel and fled. He landed on the U.S. Marshals Service Most Wanted list and was arrested in October 2014 in Mexico, where he had been using an assumed name.


Veteran Amputee and Former Hell's Angel to Climb Mount Everest Together: 'The Reward Is Greater Than Any Risk'

"I gave my body to my country," former Marine Charlie Linville, who had his right leg amputated below the knee after surviving a bomb blast in Afghanistan, tells PEOPLE. "And I'm proud of that. I'm proud of my service.

"I'm not upset about my injury, but I can't take people feeling sorry for me."

The 30-year-old father of two from Boise, Idaho, knows he may never be able to stop people from staring, or from treating him like needs help or deserves pity, but he is going to the ends of the earth to prove his strength – both inside and out – to himself and other veterans.


DA calls comments from Twin Peaks attorney "sadly inaccurate"


A Houston attorney says 39 Twin Peaks bikers, including two he represents, have been released from their bond obligations with no charges pending - but prosecutors called his claims "sadly inaccurate". 

Houston Attorney Paul Looney said in a press release the extended term of the McLennan County grand jury expired Thursday night at midnight and the prosecutions against those bikers are "terminated by the operation of law and their cases are dismissed."

District Attorney Abel Reyna disagreed late Thursday afternoon, releasing a statement that said, "We have not filed any dismissals in any of the remaining Twin Peaks cases.  Furthermore, any McLennan County Grand Jury can hear evidence on this matter and decide to issue additional indictments."

"This is an ongoing, continuing criminal investigation," he added.


Promoter Says City Will Make Money Off Motorcycle Rally

Reno-based promoter comes to Hollister to brief residents, businesses and city officials on its plans for motorcycle rally

Words can be cheap or even meaningless. But if what Roadshows Inc. had to say March 30 at The Vault to residents, business people and city officials about its plans for the 2016 Hollister Independence Rally is factual, then this year’s event just might generate confidence locally and bring many thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the world-famous event.

The clincher, as Randy Burke, president of Roadshows Inc., promised, “We’ll make money and the city will make money.”


Denver police still investigating motorcyle expo fatal shooting

The Colorado Department of Corrections employee identified as a participant in the brawl is no longer on administrative leave

It has been two months since one man was killed and seven others were wounded in a brawl at Denver's Motorcycle Expo, but police have not decided whether to bring charges against anyone involved.

Police had little to say about the case this week other than the investigation is ongoing.

"What I can tell you is that we are still actively investigating this case, and that the case will be presented to the DA's Office upon conclusion of the investigation — though there is no timeline for when that will occur. The commander did not wish to elaborate on the investigative process or timeline to this point," Denver Police Department spokesman Doug Schepman said in an e-mail in response to The Denver Post's query.