This story was published on December 3, 2015 and corrected on December 4. The original story identified Phillip Ray White as “a member of the McLennan County chapter of the Cossacks.” He was a Cossacks Motorcycle Club member. The Aging Rebel cannot verify that he was a member of the McLennan County chapter and regrets the error.
Phillip Ray White, a member of the McLennan County chapter of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club, was arrested Wednesday night at Diamond Jacks Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana by local and state police and United States Marshals.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara told the Waco Tribune-Herald that White was rolling dice when he was taken into custody. “Basically, I guess you could say he crapped out at the table in Bossier City,” the lawman bragged. Possibly the claim is true.
Registered Sex Offender
White will be extradited back to Waco this week. His home is in Eddy, Texas south of Waco. He was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old girl in 1996 when he was nineteen. He served seven years in prison and is required to register annually as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He last registered in McLennan County on March 12. White formerly lived in Ben Wheeler, Texas near Tyler where he was accused of failing to register as a sex offender in March 2006.
White is one of 106 men indicted by a local grand jury on November 10. Ninety-seven of the indictees were arrested last May 17 and charged with “engaging in organized criminal activity” after a very violent brawl between members of the Cossacks and members of numerous other motorcycle clubs including the Bandidos. The brawl and actions taken by police to control it left 20 men injured and nine men dead.
Released From Hillcrest
White was one of ten men treated at Waco’s Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center emergency room that day who were released without being arrested. Five other men who were indicted under seal were also treated at Hillcrest that day and then were released without being arrested. They are: Paul Russell Miller, Ray Asbary Nelson, Clifford Pearce, Jerry Edward Pierson and Christopher Carrizal Sr.
Three men appear not to have been injured that day, were not arrested or detained, and were still indicted under seal on November 10. They are: James Madison Caffey, Cory McAlister and Jeffrey Veillon.
The other indictees, listed alphabetically are:
Noe Adame, William Chance Aikin, Ray Arnold Allen, John O. Arnold, and Ronald Noel Atterbury;
Colter Bajovich, Jeff Battey, Michael Don Baxley, Richard Benavides, Burton George Bergman, Ronnie Carl Bishop, Mitchell Bradford, Brian Joseph Brinks and Robert Bucy;
Salvador Berber Campos, Aaron Carpenter, Christopher Carrizal Jr., Jason Cavazos, Rene Cavazos, Michael Chaney, Matthew Clendennen, Lindell Floyd Copeland, Roy Covey and John Craft;
Dalton Davis, Jason Dillard and Richard Rudy Donias;
James Ensey and Nate Farish;
Lawrence Garcia, Lance Geneva, James L. Gray, Nathan Clark Grindstaff, Valdemar Guajardo Jr. and John Guerrero;
Bryan Tackitt Harper and Michael Herring;
Tommy Keith Jennings and Daniel Johnson;
Edgar Kelleher, Laurence Kemp, Michael Kenes and Jeremy King;
Thomas Paul Landers, Cody Ledbetter, Jarrod Lehman, Brian Logan and Richard Luther;
Noble Mallard, Joshua Logan Martin, Terry Scott Martin, David Martinez, Eleazar Martinez, Joseph Matthews, Wesley McAlister,
Billy McRee, Tom Modesto Mendez, Rudy Mercado, Marshall Mitchell, Juventino Montellano, John Moya amd Doss Barron Murphy;
Dusty Alan Oehlert and Joseph Ortiz;
Anthony Shane Palmer, Melvin Pattenaude, Marcus Ryan Pilkington andLarry E. Pina;
David Rasor, Clayton Dewayne Reed, Jacob Reese, Owen Reeves, Kristopher Rhyne, Robert Robertson, Christopher Rogers and George Rogers;
Jorge Daniel Salinas, Phillip Sampson, Timothy Shayne Satterwhite, Trey Short, Kyle Smith, Seth A. Smith and James Edward Stallings;
Blake Scott Taylor and Michael Glenn Thomas;
Christian Valencia and John Phillip Vensel;
Ronald Warren, Reginald Weathers, Mark Allen White, John Samuel Wiley, Jacob Ryan Wilson, John Robert Wilson, Gregory Wayne Wingo and Ricky Wayne Wycough;
Lawrence Raymond Yager and Gage Yarborough.