Thu
27
Jun
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Body cam video shows Texas arrest of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, charged with killing 7 motorcyclists in N.H. crash

(video) --- The Baytown, Texas police department has released body cam footage of the Feb. 11 arrest of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the West Springfield man charged with killing 7 motorcyclists in a New Hampshire crash last week.

Police were called to the Denny’s restaurant for a report of a disorderly customer and found Zhukovskyy.

“I’m sorry guys. I’m just, like, tired. I need to go to sleep,” he says to the officers in the footage.

He then tells the officers he is a truck driver. The officers question him about whether he was on any drugs, with one saying that Zhukovskyy’s pupils are dilated and asking if he had smoked meth.

Tue
14
May
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35 arrested, 118 citations issued during three-day motorcycle gang operation

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - El Paso police arrested 35 people and issued 118 citations during the department's three-day outlaw motorcycle gang operation.

According to a news release, the department's Gang Unit, Texas Anti-Gang Center, and SWAT units participated in the operation from May 2 through May 5.

Police say the enforcement measures were conducted due to the large number of outlaw motorcycle gang members visiting El Paso during that time frame.

Officials did not specify the specific offenses behind the arrests and citations.

The identities of the suspects arrested have not yet been released.

Thu
09
May
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Bandidos member from San Antonio admits threatening informant at HEB

A member of the Bandidos pleaded guilty Thursday to retaliating against an informant after he threatened to kill a witness who helped the feds convict the motorcycle club’s top two leaders.

Albert DeLeon, 45, made the threat on Feb. 22 against the witness, whose name hasn’t been released, at a local HEB store.

“He was a personal friend of the witness and felt horribly betrayed, and let off some steam when he confronted him at the grocery store,” DeLeon’s lawyer, Jesse Rivera, said in an interview.

Several informants — most of them former members of the club from San Antonio who got reduced sentences for their crimes — testified last year at the three-month trial of then-national president Jeffrey Fay Pike of Conroe and ex-national vice president John Xavier Portillo of San Antonio.

Related: Bandidos boss put away for life

Mon
29
Apr
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Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle gang's El Paso president arrested by police

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - The president of an El Paso motorcycle club alleged attacked a rival gang member earlier this month and was arrested on Monday, El Paso Police said.

Charles Anderson, 46, is the El Paso chapter president of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang. He was arrested at about 4:45 a.m. on April 29 in the 8300 block of Mt. Latona in Northeast El Paso, a news release from the El Paso Police Department said.

Police said he is facing engaging in organized criminal activity/assault in connection with the assault on David Griego, a 48-year-old former rival gang member, on April 5 at the Busted Knuckle Garage, 4300 block of Hondo Pass.

Anderson was arrested by the SWAT team and Gang Unit on a warrant Monday morning. He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $25,000 bond.

Sat
06
Apr
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2 shot, hospitalized after rival motorcycle gang fight outside Killeen bar

Both victims remain in serious conditions at the hospital, and the Killeen Police Department are investigating the incident.

KILLEEN, Texas — Two people are hospitalized after a shooting between two rival motorcycle gangs outside of a Killeen bar Saturday morning, according to a Killeen Police Department press release.

One victim remains in serious condition at AdventHealth Central Texas, and another is in serious condition at a Baylor Scott and White hospital, according to the press release.

The Killeen Police Department responded to a call around 1:40 a.m. Saturday about a "large" fight on the road outside of MJ's Bar and Grill at 1310 S. Fort Hood Road. 

As officials were on their way to the scene, two people were shot during the fight, according to the press release.

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Fri
05
Apr
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An emotional release’: Team of lawyers cheer decision to drop all charges in infamous Waco biker shootout

Criminal defense attorney Paul Looney was in his law office in Hempstead when a fellow lawyer called last week to see if he could confirm a rumor.

Word was, the new district attorney in Waco had dismissed all the last remaining charges stemming from a 2015 motorcycle gang firefight at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco that left nine dead and 20 wounded in May 2015. Looney, who represented six of the 177 people arrested, quickly confirmed the rumor.

“I just started crying; it was a very emotional day,” said Looney, a veteran barrister who also has an office in Houston. “It wasn’t tears of joy, it was just an emotional release. I was carrying this responsibility for four years. I was afraid I had missed something and somebody was going to be convicted for a crime they didn’t commit.”

Tue
02
Apr
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Waco Biker Gang Shootout: DA Drops All Remaining Charges

Though nine people died in the brutal gun battle, not a single person has been convicted.

Nearly four years after nine men died and another 20 were injured in a brutal melée at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, the local district attorney announced Tuesday that he will dismiss the remaining 24 cases involved in the shooting—effectively closing the criminal matter that began on May 17, 2015.

On that hot and bloody Sunday, a gun battle broke out between members of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs at a quiet outdoor shopping mall.

Thu
07
Mar
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Bandidos Motorcycle Club member arrested for allegedly threatening to harm informant

SAN ANTONIO — A Bandidos Motorcycle Club member was arrested for his alleged role in threatening to harm a government informant.

The United States Attorney's Office Western District of Texas said federal authorities arrested San Antonio resident Albert DeLeon, 45, with one count of retaliating against an informant. DeLeon is a member of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization, and allegedly threatened to harm an individual for the individual providing information relating to the criminal activities of the club.

In 2006, two members of the Bandidos had ordered other members in the club to murder Anthony Benesh who was attempting to start a Texas Chapter of the Hell's Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Club in Austin at the time. Several Bandidos members murdered Benesh on March 16, 2006 to "protect the power, reputation and territory of the Bandido enterprise."

In September 2018, the two Bandidos members were sentenced to life in federal prison.

Tue
26
Feb
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Waco Biker Massacre Prosecutions Continue to Fall Apart as Last Set of Original Indictments Dismissed

Special prosecutor involved in dropping charges says, "I do have a very serious problem as a lawyer with the wholesale charging of people without an investigation" in the case.

Fri
01
Feb
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Bandito Found Guilty of Murder, Gets Life in Prison

ANSON, TX -- A suspected gang member was found guilty by a jury of his peers for the murder of Dusty Childress on Wednesday. 

Wesley Dale Mason, who has ties with the Banditos motorcycle gang, shot and killed Childress in March 2017 near the Abilene Environmental Landfill. 

Mason was sentenced the maximum life in prison. He will also have to pay a $10,000 fine.

According to KTXS, four character witness's were called in for Mason's defense; his bail bondsman, friend, father, and mother. They all referred to Mason as a loving father who they never felt would cause them any harm.

The prosecutes then called Mason's parole officer, and a motorcycle gang expert. They told the jury that the Banditos were a dangerous gang, and that they wouldn't feel safe being inside the same room as Mason.

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