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Federal lawsuit takes aim at the bikers arrests and indictments

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Austin claims arrest affidavits, warrants and subsequent indictments against bikers involved in the Twin Peaks shootings were based on untruths and fabrications.

Nine bikers died and 20 were injured in the May 17, 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs and police at the Waco restaurant.

Diego Obledo, of San Antonio, through his lawyer Don Tittle, of Dallas, filed the 34-page lawsuit petition in U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks’ court asking various levels of damages for violations of Obledo’s 4th and 14th Constitutional Amendment rights.

Tittle is serving as Obledo’s lawyer in the lawsuit only while a Waco attorney was appointed by 54th District Judge Matt Johnson to represent Obledo in the criminal case.

In the introduction of the petition, Tittle says the action was brought “arising from the unlawful arrests that occurred in Waco, Texas on May 17, 2015.

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Abilene man pleaded guilty to disposing of allegedly murdered body

Wesley Dale Mason, 40, agreed to a guilty plea Monday in the 42nd District Court in Abilene for moving the body of man allegedly murdered in December 2014.

He received eight years deferred adjudication (probation) with a $1,000 fine for the second-degree felony charge of tampering with evidence — human corpse after police allege Mason moved the body of Carey Rod Tate. John Patrick Gutierrez, 39, was indicted on a murder charge in the case in September. A trial is tentatively scheduled for July 25.

According to Reporter-News archives, a witness told police Mason, allegedly "provided a dog kennel and dolly to put the body in and transport it to Hawley."

A court document reveals police also said they tracked cellphone communications between Mason and Gutierrez and they were able to "show Mason's cellphone GPS location pinging near the discovery of Tate's body."

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'Outlaw bikers' open up about clubs, culture and deadly Waco shootout

Watch "Biker Brawl: Inside the Texas Shootout" Monday at 9 p.m. ET, and join @edlavaCNN for a live Twitter chat during the show.

Dallas (CNN)From the time he was big enough to climb onto the back of his dad's Harley, Jake Carrizal felt the pull of the open road.

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Courthouse rally marks anniversary of Twin Peaks biker shootout

About 100 motorcycle riders from the Waco, Dallas and Houston areas converged in front of the McLennan County courthouse Saturday afternoon to commemorate the first anniversary of the Twin Peaks shootout that killed nine people and resulted in the arrests of 192 people and indictments of 154 people on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.

This is the weekend before the May 17 anniversary of the Sunday afternoon shootings a year ago at the restaurant at the intersection of Interstate 35 and State Highway 6 that has since closed.

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Mom wants answers one year after Waco biker melee: 'Who killed my son?'

WACO - Rain or shine, Yvonne Reeves visits the makeshift shrine and sits, sometimes for hours, a few feet from where her son drew his last breaths as he was shot in the back of the head.

 

His nickname, "Chain," is painted on the asphalt parking lot.

His 10-year-old son traced an outline of his hand on the ground as if to wave goodbye.

"I don't know why I come here," Reeves said recently, as the wind caught her long gray hair. "I've been telling myself I don't want to come here, but I still come."

She combs through the rolling papers, wooden cross and other offerings to the dead left at the shrine, and calls Waco police detectives regularly with a message.

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Court allows biker statements in gang shootout

DAYTONA BEACH — More than three years after a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Seminole County left three bikers dead, including one from Tavares, an appeals court Friday rejected a gang member's arguments that police improperly got information from him before reading required Miranda rights.

The ruling by the 5th District Court of Appeal overturned a lower-court decision that suppressed statements of David "Tin Man" Maloney, a member of the gang known as the Philly Warlocks who faces an attempted-murder charge.

The Philly Warlocks and a rival gang known as the Florida Warlocks got into a shootout in September 2012 outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Winter Springs, resulting in the deaths of three members of the Florida Warlocks, according to Friday's ruling.

Killed were Harold “Lil’ Dave” Liddle, 46, of Tavares, David “Dresser Dave” Jakiela, 52, of Orlando and Peter “Hormone” Schlette, 50, from Denham Springs, Lousiana.

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Motorcycle club member sentenced for Molotov cocktails

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Belding man found with Molotov cocktails in his car has been sentenced to four months in federal prison.

Kevin Bert Fenton, 35, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker to two years on supervised release once the prison term ends.

Fenton had pleaded guilty to possessing an unregistered destructive device.

He was arrested Oct. 19 by Wyoming police in a traffic stop on 44th Street SW near Clay Avenue.

Police detected the odor of gasoline in the car and found five glass bottles filled with gasoline and canola oil and a rag for a fuse, records showed.

The government said Fenton "committed this offense for the club." The government linked him to the club through text messages, call records and bond payments, records showed. Authorities did not detail what he intended to do with Molotov cocktails.

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Convicted motorcycle gang members waiting for punishment

Five members of a Macomb County-based motorcycle gang who were convicted of criminal charges more than a year ago still haven’t been sentenced for their crimes.

 

Five members of the Devil’s Diciples Motorcycle Club were found guilty by a federal jury of conspiring to conduct a criminal enterprise, aka racketeering, and conspiring to make and distribute methamphetamine in February 2015 following a several-month trial in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

 

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I-Team: Hillsborough firefighter says he's an Outlaw but not bar fighter

(VIDEO)-A Hillsborough County firefighter and emergency medical technician who also acknowledges membership in an outlaw motorcycle club is facing a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer after a weekend incident in St. Petersburg.
 
The arrest of Clinton N. Walker, 32, of Bradenton, follows just days after an ABC Action News I-Team report about two fire captains, including another member of his Hillsborough department, serving as presidents of local chapters of outlaw motorcycle clubs identified by federal authorities as criminal gangs.
 
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City of Painesville says it will approve motorcycle club insignia design on headstone

PAINESVILLE, OH - The city of Painesville has agreed to approve the artwork on a headstone at Riverside Cemetery as soon as the monument company re-submits a sketch of the artwork that was left off the original application.

Family and friends were upset earlier when a letter was sent to the monument company who designed and produced Richard Cody's headstone. Cody was a member of the South Madison Motorcycle Club, and had requested the club's insignia be etched into the stone.

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