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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Kinfolk gang member sentenced to prison in fatal shooting of Bandidos El Paso president

A Kinfolk biker gang member was sentenced Thursday to 56 years in prison after he was found guilty of fatally shooting the president of the Bandidos' El Paso chapter.

Javier Gonzalez was sentenced on a murder charge in the shooting of Juan "Compa" Martinez Jr. on July 30, 2017, at Mulligan's Chopped Hog bar at 1810 George Dieter Drive. Martinez, who was shot seven times, died days after the shooting.

Three other men linked to the Bandidos were injured in the shooting.

Gonzalez, who was vice president of the El Paso chapter of the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club, also was sentenced to 30 years in prison on each of two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity-aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He also received a 15-year prison sentence on an additional count of engaging in organized criminal activity-aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The sentences will be served concurrently.

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Ex-Bandido from San Antonio who helped take down national leaders gets probation

(30 pics) --- A former member of the Bandidos who helped bring down the outlaw motorcycle club’s national leaders got a huge break in a San Antonio courtroom Wednesday when he walked out with probation instead of the 14 to 17 years in prison he faced for a drug-trafficking conviction.

Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra granted a request from federal prosecutors to cut Raul “K-Oz” Puente a break for his assistance in the Bandidos’ racketeering case.

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Cellphone video shows man in Kinfolk vest shooting during brawl with Bandidos in El Paso

A man in a helmet and Kinfolk Motorcycle Club vest was shown shooting inside an El Paso bar in a cellphone video presented Tuesday, the second day of a biker gang murder trial.

El Paso police biker gang investigators have testified that the shooting stemmed from a rivalry between the Kinfolk and the Bandidos.

Javier Gonzalez, a reputed member of the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club, is accused of fatally shooting El Paso Bandidos chapter leader Juan "Compa" Martinez Jr. during a fight at Mulligan's Chopped Hog bar in East El Paso on July 30, 2017.

The trial began Jan. 15 in 34th District Court but was postponed the following day until Tuesday because Judge William E. Moody was ill.

The prosecution rested its case late Tuesday morning. Defense lawyers were set to present their arguments Tuesday afternoon.