Two McLennan County, Texas Assistant District Attorneys are in Abilene for the trial of Bandido Curtis Jackson Lewis. Lewis is charged with aggravated assault. He is accused of stabbing Cossacks Motorcycle Club member Timothy Shane Satterwhite in the back during a brawl between members of the two clubs in the parking lot of the Logan’s Roadhouse chain restaurant in Abilene at about 1:45 p.m. on November 2, 2013.
The incident has been widely portrayed as a precursor to a bloody brawl between members of the two clubs in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco last May 17.
According to police, Lewis is the president of the Abilene chapter of the Bandidos.
A second Bandido named Wesley Dale Mason has been accused of stabbing Cossack Edward Corely during the same altercation
Corley and Satterwhite were hospitalized following the encounter. Three more Cossacks were injured and were considered by police to be victims.
In his opening statement yesterday, Taylor County Assistant District Attorney James Hicks told the jury that Lewis “incrementally planned” the attack.
According to police and prosecutors, Lewis and Mason entered the restaurant, stared at the Cossacks then left without saying anything. Women accompanying the Cossacks then went outside to smoke and discovered that an unspecified number of Bandidos were vandalizing the Cossacks motorcycles. When the Cossacks inside went out to investigate, Hicks claims, the Bandidos attacked the them. Lewis was arrested about six hours later. He bonded out the next day and has been free since then.
At the time of the incident, local police said “a lot” of people were involved in the fight and all the Bandidos had left before police arrived. Police initially said they were dispatched to the restaurant to investigate a report of “possible gunshots.”
Lewis’ attorney, Jon Hanna told the nine woman, three man jury that Lewis had been attacked by the Cossacks and that there is no hard evidence to prove that Lewis stabbed anyone.
The prosecution put on witnesses yesterday. They included Abilene Police Detective John Wilson and Lewis’ alleged victim, Satterwhite.