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Alleged "Bandidos" gang member arrested in connection to 3 shootings

Shell casings were connected to three separate shootings in 2018 and 2019.

SAN ANTONIO — An alleged member of the motorcycle gang, the "Bandidos" has been arrested in connection to three separate shootings in 2018 and 2019. 

The multiple-agency investigation resulted in the arrest of Omar Mata, 32. 

Mata is believed to be the Vice President of a local chapter of the Bandidos.

He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Hells Angels gang members arrested in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from the Texas Anti-Gang Center:

On Monday August 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30am Investigators with the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center conducted a traffic stop on six Hells Angels motorcycle gang members in the area of Highway 84 and FM 1585. All six of the members were wearing “Hells Angels” vests. The Hells Angels motorcycle gang is primarily centered in California, and are very rarely in the State of Texas.

Through investigation, TAG Investigators located handguns on two of the gang members. The subjects were identified as Michael Hefner (51 years of age) and Vince Ball (57 years of age) both of Modesto, California. The subjects were subsequently arrested for Unlawful Carrying Weapons and booked in to the Lubbock County Detention Center. The other four Hells Angels were released without charges.

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Texas bikers rally for rights in Milam County

Bikers in attendance said they want the public to know they aren't a gang. They are a motorcycle club that's no different than any other club.

video Texas bikers rally for rights in Milam County

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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.”

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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.