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Two Bandidos bikies in Orange charged after man allegedly threatened with gun

Two Orange members of the outlaw motorcycle gang the Bandidos have been charged with multiple offences after a man was allegedly threatened with a gun.

Police said a 42-year-old man was arrested at a home in Orange on Friday and taken to Orange police station, where he was charged with participating in criminal group contributing to criminal activity and affray.

Police allege the man was involved in a fight with a group of people on Saturday, January 11.

The man was granted bail to appear at Orange Local Court on Monday, June 15.

Police said that on Saturday at about 1.30pm, a 39-year-old man attended Orange police station where he was charged with six offences.

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The Real Story Behind The Bandidos Motorcycle Club

Founded in Texas in 1966, the Bandidos were the brainchild of Donald Chambers, a former US marine and Vietnam Veteran.

Outlaw bikers - Bikies as they are known in Australasia, not to be confused with Bikers, who are merely people who ride motorcycles (the English-speaking world may be described as many peoples divided by a common language).

These fiercely independent individuals, and their various groupings, have entered modern folklore in the same way as did both Highwaymen and Cowboys of old; sometimes good, sometimes bad, both heroes and villains, sometimes all at once.

The Bandidos are no exception.

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Firefighter linked to Bandidos loses appeal on termination

Former Waco firefighter Bill Dudley will not be reinstated and will be listed as terminated from his job nearly five years after he was arrested and linked to Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club, an arbitrator has ruled.

Thomas Cipolla with the American Arbitrator Association sent his decision to the city of Waco on Monday, saying the indefinite suspension that was placed on the 13-year fire department veteran will be upheld.

Cipolla, who oversaw his final hearing with the city in November, stated Dudley’s indefinite suspension should be corrected to a termination.

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Charles Craig Johnston

Charles Craig Johnston
LONGVIEW — Charles Craig Johnston was born in Longview to Christine and Bruce Johnston on November 18, 1947. He passed away in Austin, on January 27, 2020.
After graduating from Judson High School in Longview, he served his country as a helicopter gunner for the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.
Craig was a proud and very respected 48-year member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, most recently in the Nomad Chapter and previously serving as International President of the Club. He loved motorcycles, traveling and music. He was well known for his generous spirit, quick wit and ability to tell entertaining stories about his life experiences.
 
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'I pleaded guilty to two murders because I did it, I didn't do this': Bandidos bikie who beat the mother of his child to death insists he's innocent of bashing a prison guard

  • Lionel Patea is serving two life sentences but denies he assaulted prison guard
  • Patea pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend Tara Brown and Greg Dufty
  • Patea is accused of assaulting a prison guard at Townsville Correctional Centre

A Bandidos bikie who bludgeoned the mother of his child to death with a fire hydrant cover has insisted he did not assault a prison guard.

Lionel John Patea, pleaded guilty to the murder of his ex-girlfriend Tara Brown in September 2015 and his part in the murder of Gold Coast man Greg Dufty in July that year.

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One Percenter Victory

Daniel Machado, the first of three Bandidos to stand trial for pulling the patch of a Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member in Abilene on July 25, 2018 was acqiotted of aggravated robbery, robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity last Thursday after a two-day trial.

According to police, the alleged victim, Van West Robinson, who has never been publicly named before, rode past the Bandidos’ Abilene clubhouse. He was pursued by Machado, Justin Aldava and Jesse Trevino. Unable to outrun them, Robinson rode into a parking lot and pulled a gun. The three Bandidos then convinced Robinson to holster his gun, advised him that riding past their clubhouse while wearing his Kinfolk vest was provocative, then beat him and took his riding vest, cell phone and gun. He suffered no lasting injuries.

Police responded to the scene of the beating and wrote a report. Eventually, Robinson complained to police.

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15 Surprising Facts About The Bandidos Motorcycle Club

(pics) --- Aside from Hell's Angels, the Bandidos is another notorious bike club we keep hearing about. Here are some interesting facts about them.

Biker clubs, these days, are a dime a dozen, really. It seems as though every city has got its fair share of clubs. But historically speaking, there are just over a dozen motorcycle clubs that can call themselves "the real deal."

When it’s all said and done, it’s the long history of these clubs and all they’ve done that passes from person to person as time ticks by. And it’s always the same few clubs we hear about the most, outside of the Hell’s Angels.

One of those clubs is the infamous Bandidos. If you've never heard about them, get ready to learn all about this notorious club. We’ve got some interesting details for you, so climb on and let’s take a ride with the Bandidos.

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Police charge man after wearing banned OMCG insignia in Devonport

A 21 year old man from Devonport has been charged after he was caught wearing banned outlaw motorcycle gang insignia in the Devonport CBD last night.

Police arrested the man, who was wearing clothing identifying association with the Bandidos OMCG, about 11pm. He was charged and bailed to appear at the Devonport Magistrates Court in March.

This is the first time the new legislation, which applies to the Bandidos, Outlaws, Devils Henchman, Black Uhlans and Rebels, has been used in Tasmania.

“Tasmania Police has liaised with the five identified OMCGs to ensure members understand that wearing their insignia in public will not be tolerated,” said Inspector Steve Jones.

“These are criminal gangs and their colours are designed to show affiliation with this criminality and intimidate others.”

The legislation does not apply to other motorcycle clubs.

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Abilene Bandido biker on trial for allegedly violently robbing rival club member

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The first of three Abilene Bandido bikers arrested for allegedly violently robbing a rival club member who drove through their ‘turf’ while wearing the rival club’s vest is on trial. 

Daniel Machado is on trial in Abilene 42nd District Court for Aggravated Robbery and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity in connection to the incident that took place in July of 2018.

Two other suspects, Justin Aldava, and Jesse Trevino, are still waiting for their day in court.

Court documents state the victim was riding near the Bandido Motorcycle clubhouse on the 1300 block of Butternut Street when he noticed three bikers – later identified as Machado, Alvada, and Trevino – leave the clubhouse and start to follow him. 

He sped up, but the documents say the trio kept going, kicking him in the back when they reached him and eventually cutting him off and stopping his path, forcing him to turn into a small parking lot

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Milam County case against Bandido, license to carry still in limbo

A local biker is still waiting to find out if Milam county will reschedule his trial after the county Judge declared a mistrial in December.

(video) --- MILAM COUNTY, Texas — Milam County went forward with prosecuting Patrick Lewis Vaden, a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in December, but Judge Steve Young ruled the case a mistrial after only two days. More than a month later, defense attorney Kurt Glass still doesn't know when or if his client will need to return to court. 

Vaden was pulled over in Nov. 2018 for driving 67 mph in a 60 mph zone. He had a license to carry and had a gun when he was stopped. 

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