Four Members of the Cossacks Biker Gang Arrested in Andrews

Four Members of the Cossacks Biker Gang Arrested in Andrews

By Alexa Williams
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS: In the wake of the gang violence in Waco, a few members of the Cossack motorcycle gang are in trouble in Andrews. Four members are behind bars and police are working to keep the gang off their streets.

"They're not welcome here," said Chief Bud Jones, with the Andrews Police Department.

Chief Jones said their force is on high alert after an attack involving the Cossack biker gang over the weekend.

"It definitely concerns me. You know we're a small community and we're a small department. We don't want to get into a situation where we're having to deal with rival biker gangs," said Jones.

Police said four members of the Cossacks attacked a man at Porter's Thriftway on Saturday, sending him to the hospital. After the attack, the motorcyclist sped away from police. The group made their way to a home on NW 11th Street.

"They got off of their motorcycles and went into the garage of the residence," said Jones.

Police called for backup and eventually arrested the four men. Officials said the gang members attacked the victim and stole his pistol. Jones added it's all because the victim had prior affiliation with the Cossacks.

"He was a prospective member and I think was booted out. I think he was probably upset and made some negative comments or something," said Jones.

The gang members are behind bars on aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity charges. Jones said this type of crime won't be allowed on their streets.

"When you start assaulting people and taking their property, that's a crime. I don't care if they belong to the Cossacks, Bandidos, or if they belong to any organization, you can't commit criminal activity," said Jones.

The victim has since been released from the hospital and we're told the FBI is investigating the attack.