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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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Bandidos mourn after NSW boss killed

The execution-style killing of an Australian bikie boss has sparked outpourings of grief from Bandidos chapters as far afield as Singapore, Denmark and Norway.

Shane De Britt, the NSW Central West chapter president of the Bandidos bikie gang, was found on his rural property south of Wellington with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Police say there were no witnesses to the killing and they're now investigating links to outlaw motorcycle gang activity in the area.

Bandidos chapters from Denmark, Germany, France, Singapore and Italy have released tributes to Mr De Britt, who also went by the nickname "Wock".

"It is with a heavy hand and heartfelt regrets that I write to express our deepest condolences for the tragic passing of our brother Bandido Wock," a chapter from the French resort town of Antibes wrote on the Bandidos' website.

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Man shot dead confirmed as member of outlaw motorcycle gang

The man shot dead on a rural property between Molong and Wellington has been formally identified as Bandidos OMCG Central West Chapter President, Shane De Britt.

Detectives are asking for information from the community as they continue to investigate the shooting of the senior member of the outlaw motorcycle gang earlier this week.

About 10.50am on Tuesday, January 14, police and emergency services responded to reports a man had been shot at a property on Catombal Road, Eurimbla, about 50km south of Wellington.

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Senior Brisbane bikies charged with shooting man in face over debt

Two high-ranked north Brisbane Bandidos motorcycle gang members have been charged with attempted murder after a man was shot in the face and shoulder over a debt.

The gang's president and sergeant-at-arms were arrested and police also found handguns, a sawn-off rifle, ammunition, fake IDs, drugs and gang paraphernalia during two raids on Sunday.

It will be alleged the 45-year-old Samsonvale man and 29-year-old Morayfield man were involved in shooting a 37-year-old man at Samsonvale, almost 30 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, on July 13.

The victim's injuries were serious and he needed surgery at Redcliffe Hospital.

The weapons and paraphernalia seized during the raids in the Moreton Bay region.

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County prosecutes Bandido member for riding with gun, license to carry

Should members of the Bandidos motorcycle club be allowed to carry a gun while riding? A local man is on trial in Milam county for doing just that.

MILAM COUNTY, Texas — Milam county went forward with prosecuting Patrick Lewis Vaden, a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, on Monday. This was after Vaden was accused of unlawfully carrying a weapon based on his affiliation with the Bandidos. 

Vaden was pulled over in Nov. of 2018 for going 67mph in a 60mph zone. He had a License To Carry and was carrying at the time of the stop.  

On Tuesday, just over 24 hours after jury selection, the case abruptly ended in a mistrial and an appeal. Defense attorney Kurt Glass told 6 News that Judge Steve Young ruled a mistrial after Glass refused to exclude a critical fact in the trial. 

"What we have to appeal is whether or not Mr. Vaden and his license to carry are able to be mentioned in front of the jury," Glass said. 

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Aussie biker faces extortion charge

A Western Australian man, who is alleged to be a member of the Bandidos motorbike gang in Thailand, has been arrested on charges of extortion and threatening violence in Chiang Mai.

Derek Paul Gibson and a Dutch man, Adrianus van Gool, were arrested in a Chiang Mai department store car park late last week, after police were told by another Australian man they were threatening to kill his family over unpaid debt-recovery fees, the Australian broadcaster reported.

The Australian informant, known only as Sandler in local media reports, said he met the two men at a coffee shop late last year.

During the meeting he complained his business partner had defrauded him out of a substantial amount of money invested in a failed restaurant. Mr Sandler told police he didn‘t order Gibson or van Gool to recover the debt but rather to warn the former business partner to repay the outstanding funds.

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Ex-firefighter linked to Bandidos fights to get job back

A Waco firefighter who lost his job in part over his ties to the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club is fighting to be reinstated, saying he was unjustly terminated four years ago.

Dudley, a 13-year veteran with the Waco Fire Department, testified in an all-day hearing Tuesday in a third-party arbitration review of his termination in October 2015.

Dudley was arrested during a traffic stop in Tarrant County on May 12, 2015 and charged with unlawfully carrying an unconcealed weapon in his truck. Crowley police ran a safety check on Dudley and found that the Texas Department of Public Safety flagged him as a member of the Bandidos, which DPS classifies as a "criminal street gang."

The arrest occurred five days before a deadly shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco between the Bandidos and rival Cossacks motorcycle club.

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Road rage incident on the M1 Motorway as fight allegedly breaks out over amber light

A bikie has been charged after allegedly assaulting a driver who stopped at a yellow light in Sydney.

The incident took place at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and the M1 Motorway about 6.40pm on Monday.

 video : Shocking road rage incident in WA

The victim, a 29-year-old driver of a Volkswagon Golf, and his passenger told police they were punched to the ground and kicked by two men.

He claims the driver of a Mazda 3 became irritated when he stopped at an amber light.

A 32-year-old member of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang was arrested and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company.

He was refused bail and appeared in court on Tuesday.

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Motorcycle group donates hundreds of coats for kids

KENNEWICK, WA- Close to 100 motorcyclists with the Bandidos Motorcycle Club stopped by Saturday and dropped off hundreds of coats for the Coats For Kids Coat Drive. 

This is not the first time the group has donated. Brad "Boom Boom" Barrett said they have given coats to the drive for the past seven years. 

Barrett said they make it their priority to come back and donate more coats every year.

"We're part of the community... we live here. Our neighbors might need a coat, their kids might not be able to stay warm this winter, and if we can help do that what a wonderful thing to be able to do," Barrett said.

If you'd like to help out and donate you can drop off a new or gently used coat at our station or at one of the donation barrels located throughout the Tri-cities and Yakima.

For more information on how you can donate or pickup a coat this year, just click on the Coats for Kids banner on the NBC Right Now homepage. 

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Gang members in alleged home invasion over cellphone

The sale of a second-hand cellphone resulted in a home invasion involving a gun and baseball bat.

Police allege two patched Bandidos gang members bashed down the door of a house on Curletts Rd, Sockburn, on Sunday night and assaulted a man.

Two brothers, Rawiri Takuira Kiri, 26, of Waltham, and Lee Teomaori Kiri, 30, of Aranui, have been charged over the alleged incident, which The Star understands was a dispute over a cellphone which was sold but did not work properly.

They appeared in the district court on Monday, facing joint charges of possessing a firearm and armed robbery with a baseball bat.

Police allege they stole $15 from the male victim, who was assaulted during the incident.

More charges are likely.

They were remanded in custody until December, when they are next due to appear in court.

The Star understands the male victim’s parents and two children were at home at the time of the attack.