Free Waco Bikers Held On Frivolous Charges And Execessive $1M Bail

Bikers arrested by Waco police and charged by the McLennan County D.A.’s Office after the May 17 altercation between the Bandidos and Cossacks M.C.s have been held for at least ten days. A $1M bail for a frivolous charge by local and county officials for engaging in organized crime makes it impossible for those innocent bikers to make bail, especially when none are a flight risk.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 27, 2015

Waco, Texas – At least ten days have passed and most of the Waco bikers arrested on a frivolous charge for organized crime and an unjust excessive bail by a McLennan County judge has prevented their release. According to Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton, more than 172 bikers including three women were taken into custody on May 17 after an altercation between members of the Bandidos and Cossacks M.C.s turned deadly as police who were monitoring the biker scheduled Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents (TCCI) meeting arrived at the scene and numerous shots were fired ending with nine bikers being murdered either by police or other bikers involved.
Of 170 bikers arrested, 115 had no criminal record, according to the Associated Press. All of the bikers arrested were charged with engaging in organized crime and a $1M bail was set for each one, even though they were not involved but were attending the TCCI bi-monthly meeting at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in Waco. The Twin Peaks lost its franchise due to the deadly shooting.
Bikers from throughout the U.S. have notice the excessive use of authority by the McLennan District Attorney’s Office and a local McLennan County judge. Why excessive?, well it comes short from calling it a corrupt state of affairs in law enforcement within the Texas state judicial system seeking justice for the nine bikers killed. So far, forensic ballistic testing hasn’t indicated who actually killed who and how many did the Waco police SWAT team killed?
One thing for sure, the bikers involved in the altercation that resulted in nine deceased bikers have not been charged with capital murder, but 14 Waco police officers involved in the deadly confrontation with bikers have been placed on paid administrative duty pending the outcome of the case.
Holding bikers who were not involved for ten days and violating their Constitutional rights for a fair bail, since none are a flight risk can only indicate the mere legal corruption embedded in the legal system in Waco and the State of Texas. The Waco biker incident has become a travesty of justice for Texas bikers, including nationwide biker clubs, associations and independent riders visiting the state.
Family members of bikers in jail are complaining to the TCCI that some of the bikers arrested have not been given the appropriate medical attention, insulin for diabetes and not being treated for other conditions as well. Some of the bikers are sleeping in cold floors, no blankets, pillows and etc. at the McLennan County jail, according to family members.
Hundreds of bikers are expected to converge in front of the McLennan County Court House for a peaceful rally and protest on June 7th at 1:30 p.m.

Other biker clubs and groups that had gathered for the TCCI meeting at the Twin Peaks Restaurant were the Black Arms M.C., Escondidos M.C., Gypsy M.C., HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry, In Country M.C., Leathernecks M.C., Los Pirados M.C., Renatus M.C., Scimitars M.C., Tornado Motorcycle Club, the Vietnam Vet/Legacy Vets M.C. and the Vise Grip M.C.

The following nine victims were killed during the Twin Peaks Restaurant biker altercation between the Bandidos and Cassacks M.C.s in Waco, Texas.

● Daniel Raymond Boyett, 44, shot in the head. (Cossacks M.C.)

● Wayne Lee Campbell, 43, shot in the head. (Cossacks M.C.)

● Richard Mathew Jordan Jr., 31, shot in the head.

● Richard Vincent Kirshner Jr., 47. (Cossacks M.C.)

● Jacob Lee Rhyne, 39, shot in the neck. (Cossacks M.C.)

● Jesús Delgado Rodríguez, 65, shot in the head. (Bandidos M.C. affiliate) Rodríguez was a Purple Heart recipient.

● Manuel Issac Rodríguez, 40. (Bandidos M.C.)

● Charles Wayne Russell, 46, shot in the chest. (Cossacks M.C.)

● Matthew Mark Smith, 27. (Cossacks M.C.)

According to McLennan County court records, a total of 177 bikers were arrested and charged for conspiring to commit capital murder. The criminal complaint states, that bikers wearing club colors or “commonly identifiable distinctive signs or symbols… continuously or regularly associate in the commission of criminal activities…The Texas Department of Safety maintains a database containing information identifying the Cossacks and associates as a criminal street gang and the Bandidos and associates as a criminal street gang.”
Out of 177 bikers in custody, two have made bail. Bail hearings are scheduled for June 5, 12 and 19.
Since 1994, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been adding motorcycle owners to the motorcycle street gang or outlaws classified list. All motor vehicle state registration departments in the U.S. automatically provide the information to the FBI when someone registers a motorcycle in their name. The FBI believes that 67% to 75% of motorcycle owners will eventually engage in criminal activity, according to the FBI.

The following 173 of 177 bikers were arrested and booked at the McLennan County Detention Center (jail) in Waco, Texas and were charged with one felony count each for Engaging in Organized Crime.

1. William Chance Aikin, 24; 2. Ray Arnold Allen, 45; 3. John O. Arnold, 4. Ronald Noel Atterbury, 45; 5. Colter Bajovich, 28; 6. Michael Don Baxley, 47; 7. Timothy Todd Bayless, 53; 8. Richard Benavides, 60; 9. Burton George Bergman, 47; 10. Ronnie Carl Bishop, 28; 11. Mitchell W. Bradford, 29; 12. Brian Joseph Brincks, 23; 13. Robert Clinton Bucy, 36; 14. Salvador Berber Campos, 27; 15. Richard Cantu Jr., 30; 16. Kenneth Robert Carlisle, 36; 17. Jason L. Cavazos, 40; 18. Rene Cavazos, 46; 19. David Cepeda, 43; 20. Nathan Champeau, 34; 21. Michael E. Chaney, 53; 22. Roy James Covey, 27; 23. Bohar Lee Crump Jr., 46; 24. James Albert David Jr., 25. Dalton R. Davis, 26. James Michael Devoll, 33; 27. Jason Alan Dillard, 39; 28. Brian Clark Eickenhorst, 28;  29. James Brent Eney, 43; 30. Morgan Jane English (female), 30; 31. Nate Christian Andens Farish, 30; 32. Matthew Ryan Folse, 31; 33. Lance Alan Geneva, 37; 34. Mario Alberto Gonzalez Jr., 36; 35. James Laray Gray, 61; 36. Nathan Clark Grindstaff, 37; 37. Bryan Tackitt Harper, 48; 38. Arley Lester Harris III, 32; 39. Raymond Clifton Hawes III, 29; 40. Jarrón Ray Hernández, 21; 41. Michael Scott Herring, 36; 42. Tommy Keith Jennings, 56; 43. Daniel Carol Johnson, 44; 44. Edgar E. Kelleher, 50; 45. Laurence Wayne Kemp, 40; 46. Michael Ray Kemes, 57; 47. Jeremy King, 32; 48. Richard Martin Kreder, 33; 49. Cody Keith Ledbetter, 50. Jarrod D. Lehman, 30; 51. Brian Dwight Logan, 38; 52. Jonathan Michael, 27; 53. Richard Olen Luther, 58; 54. Michael Lynch, 31; 55. Sandra Erler Lynch (female), 54; 56. Noble C. Mallard, 57. Terry Scott Martin, 48; 58. Eleazar Martínez, 41; 59. John Anthony Martínez, 30; 60. Joseph P. Matthews, 41; 61. Wesley A. McAlister, 32; 62. Dustin James McCann, 22; 63. Billy Jason Mcree, 38; 64.Tom Modesto Mendez, 40; 65. Rudy T. Mercado, 49; 66. Marshall Mitchell, 61; 67. Michael Doyle Moore, 42; 68. Jason Jesse Moreno, 30; 69. John David Moya, 26; 70. Robert Leon Nichols, 32; 71. Diego Nerio Obledo, 40; 72. Dusty Alan Oehlert, 33; 73. Melvin Michael Pattenaude, 51; 74. Julie Elaine Perkins (female), 52; 75. Larry E. Pina, 50; 76. Jerry Lee Pollard, 27; 77. Jimmy Lee Pond, 43; 78. David Stephen Rasor, 37; 79. Clayton Dewayne Reed, 29; 80. Jacob C. Reese, 29; 81. Owen Lee Reese, 43; 82. Rolando Reyes, 40; 83. Sergio Reyes, 44; 84. Kristoffer Lance Rhyne, 26; 85. Robert Liewellyn Robertson, 36; 86. Boyce Ray Rockett, 87. Jorge Daniel Salinas, 24; 88. Trey Alston Short, 27; 89. Kyle Smith, 48; 90. Seth A. Smith, 28; 91. Jimmy Dayton Spencer, 23; 92. Blake Scott Taylor, 24; 93. Michael Glenn Thomas, 59; 94. Christian A. Valencia, 26; 95. José Andrew Valle, 43; 96. John Phillip Vensel, 62; 97. Justin Nash Weddington, 37; 98. Glenn Allan Walker, 99. Steven Walker, 50; 100. Ester Sandy Weaver (female), 46; 101. Walter Thomas Weaver, 54; 102. Mark Allen White, 41; 103. John Samuel Wiley, 32; 104. Jacob Ryan Wilson, 28; 105. John Robert Wilson, 52; 106. Ricky Wayne Wycough, 56; 107. Gage Andrew Yarborough, 22; 108. Kevin Gene Rash, 42; 109. Ronald Warren, 55; 110. Juan García, 40; 111. Jim Harris, 27; 112. Andrew Sandoval, 30; 113. Bobby Samford, 35; 114. Daniel Pesina, 21; 115. Doss Murphy, 44; 116. Gregory Salazar, 42; 117. James Rosas, 47; 118. Jeremy Ojeda, 37; 119. Joseph Ortiz, 34; 120. Josh Martin, 25; 121. Juventino Montellano, 46; 122. Marcus Pilkington, 37; 123. Martin Lewis, 62; 124. Narciso Luna, 54; 125. John Craft, 47; 126. Jeff Battey, 50; 127. Gregory Wingo, 51; 128. Greg Corrales, 47; 129. Gilbert Zamora, 60; 130. Christopher Carrizal, 33; 131. Christopher Stainton, 42; 132. Andrew Stroer, 49; 133. Aaron Carpenter, 33; 134. James Venable, 47; 135. Lindell Copeland, 63; 136. Matthew Clendennen, 30; 137. Michael Woods, 49; 138. Noe Adame, 34; 139. Owen Bartlett, 34; 140. Reginald Weathers, 43; 141. Royce Vanvleck, 25; 142. Ryan Craft, 22; 143. Yager Lawrence, 65; 144. Richard Donias, 46; 145. Richard Dauley, 47; 146. Thomas Landers, 58; 147. Valdermar Guajardo, 37; 148. William English, 33; 149. Marco Dejong, 37; 150. John Guerrero, 44; 151. Lawrence García, 51; 152. Eliodoro Munguia, 49; 153. James Stalling, 56; 154. Edward Keller, 47; 155. Christopher Eaton, 46; 156. Don Fowler, 51; 157. Drew King, 31; 158. George Rogers, 52; 159. Bradley Terwilliger, 27; 160. Ares Phoinix, 36; 161. Benjamin Matcek, 27; 162. Gregg Rodahl, 29; 163. Daryle Waler, 39; 164. David Martinez, 45; 165. Christopher Rogers, 33; 166. Andres Ramirez, 41; 167. Theron Rhoten, 35; 168. Timothy Satterwhite, 47; 169. Anthony Palmer, 40; 170. William Redding, 35; 171. Matthew  Yocum, 25; 172. Phillip Sampson, 43; 173. Phillip Smith, 37.

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