Trey Alston Short

October 18, 2016

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Trey Alston Short

Trey Alston Short, a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club from Temple, Texas died last Friday, October 14 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Short was one of the men arrested after a brawl between some Cossacks and some members of other motorcycle clubs including the Bandidos, in the parking lot of the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant on May 17, 2015. It was his first arrest and afterward police seized his motorcycle. He was indicted for participating in organized criminal activity by a McLennan County grand jury on November 10, 2015. He pled not guilty at his arraignment last December 8. He was unable to clear his name before he died.

According to police, Short was riding a 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Glide on West Main Street in Gatesville, Texas when a local police officer signaled him to stop. Police say a brief pursuit of slightly more than a mile ensued. Gatesville police say the chase lasted “about one minute.” Short died when he struck a minivan at the intersection of East Main Street and Lovers Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police allege the motorcycle was stolen in Waco last June.

Short worked as a plumber.

He is survived by his parents Rick and Stacey Short; his sister Lexie; his great-grandfather, Pearl Harbor surivivor J.C. Alston; his son Trey Short, Jr.; and three daughters, Ryleigh Short, Lauren Huerta and Ariana Reyna.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. this Thursday, October 20, at the First Baptist Church in Troy, Texas. The service will be preceded by a lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Trey Alston Short was just 29-years-old. He died with his boots on.

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27 Responses to “Trey Alston Short”

  1. Straight Shooter Says:

    REgular sheep (citizens) will buy the 1st story TV tell them. TV tell them ALL they know. TV tell them Uncle Scam knows best. TV tell fairy tales 24/7. And the sheep just bleat……..a few KNOW how to read between the lines…………….

  2. Ben Says:

    Thieves are scumbags, and nothing else.

    These words are more applicable to the Waco police, than to Trey Short. Short’s first arrest was on the trumped up charge of participating in organized criminal activity. There’s no record of him committing any crime prior to that. He stayed out of trouble. This is why, without knowing more details, I don’t think Short should be condemned. “What would I do if a friend had a stolen bike? I’d make sure my bike was locked up at night, and find a new friend. That db would be in the rear view mirror.” I agree with that, but, still, we don’t know what the full story is with Short. On the other hand, how many bikes did the Waco police steal after the Twin Peaks shootout? They’re the biggest bike thieves in the land and it’s all documented.

  3. LoneWoofwoof Says:

    “Is it me or does it seem like there’s a bunch of fucking cops on this post!! Guy is run down and murdered and you fucking lames want to talk about an ” alleged” stolen bike!?”

    It is definitely you.

    Do you understand that Short ran into the back of a minivan so hard that it flipped the minivan over and the driver and passenger went to the hospital?

    It too bad the guy is dead, but hold off on the martyrdom.

  4. Irish 1%er Says:

    Is it me or does it seem like there’s a bunch of fucking cops on this post!! Guy is run down and murdered and you fucking lames want to talk about an ” alleged” stolen bike!? Get fucked trolls! Im not a big fan of this mans club of choice but he was a man in the end and deserves that respect. I pray for his young kids. No dad wants to leave behind his kin. These mother fuckers are murdering us out in the open in broad daylight and getting away with it! Crazy. Stay armed. Stay ready. Respects to the real.

  5. NCRider Says:

    The Confederate Celt – I hope your daughter recovers her bike or is able to replace it with another. As a parent myself, I know this would be hard to swallow knowing someone did this to her. I cannot tolerate a thief. They may have their reasons, but it cannot be justified in my book.



  6. LoneWoofwoof Says:

    Would I demonize him? No.

    “Just getting by as best he could.” That sympathy would be reserved for someone that was run over while riding a bicycle, skateboard, or walking. It would not be applied to anyone that is on a stolen m/c riding so fast that when they rear end a mini-van at a light, they flip the mini-van over.

    What would I do if a friend had a stolen bike? I’d make sure my bike was locked up at night, and find a new friend. That db would be in the rear view mirror.

    I’m the kind of friend that might consider risking jail for about 1/2 Billion, but for ripping off bikes and such nonsense, not so much.

    While I admire sympathy for the stupid misdeeds of others, I admire more the individual that if they have done something wrong, like stealing, can accept responsibility for their wrong doings and not repeat them. The fact that he may, or may not, have been charged when innocent, does not justify a pass for ripping someone off. Thieves are scumbags, and nothing else.

  7. Ben Says:

    He may be responsible for the theft. I never excluded that possibility. But, since a dead man can’t defend himself, I don’t think it’s proper to judge him. What’s more important, a man’s life or a motorcycle? Whether he stole it or not, doesn’t concern me so much, as a a man getting cut down in the prime of his life and leaving four kids behind. If it were my motorcycle, I’d feel the same way. This is a tragedy all around. Also, I don’t think the explanation, which I proffered, is all that unrealistic. The police took his bike. If that was his only ride, then borrowing someone else’s bike is totally plausible. Maybe he knew it was stolen, maybe not. If he did, does that mean we should demonize him. One could argue that he was just getting by the best he could, after the Waco police upended his life. What would you do, if you found out that your friend had a stolen bike? Would you snitch him out? I wouldn’t. Would you shun him? If so, what kind of friend are you?

  8. abe Says:

    fucking horse thief.

  9. donny brasco Says:

    stolen property= death… there are a lot of walking dead in this world

  10. LoneWoofwoof Says:

    Ben, it would have to be a situation where he didn’t steal it, didn’t know it was stolen, and decided to boogie from the cops for an unrelated reason.

    So, do you think the responsible party will come forward to clear his name?

  11. Ben Says:

    In answer to LoneWoofwoof, I say whoever’s motorcycle it was is beside the point. We don’t know what his involvement was in the theft of the motorcycle. As I said before, he may not have known it was stolen. Mickster Says:
    October 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

    When you get ripped off, it is OK to go and rip off someone else?

    I say, it depends on the circumstances. For example, if he stole the motorcycle from a Waco policeman, then yes, it is OK.

  12. The Confederate Celt Says:

    My youngest daughter had her motorcycle stolen two nights ago. While I have no sympathy for thieves, I wouldn’t want to see them killed in a police chase either. If they’re dead or in a cage, they are incapable of making restitution to the victim.

  13. Potmetal Says:

    RIP Trey. Condolences to his family and Brothersl

    Till Valhalla.

  14. LoneWoofwoof Says:

    “Ben Says:
    October 19, 2016 at 9:52 am
    If it’s true that he was riding a stolen motorcycle at the time of his death, he should not be judged harshly for that.”

    Do you think you’d feel differently if it were your bike that was stolen?

  15. Bolo Says:

    Could be he stole back his own bike that was auctioned off after his arrest. Police are allowed to steal private property now regardless of an actual conviction. We don’t know all the facts. RIP

  16. Dark Corner Says:

    Wait. The cops say the bike was stolen? Oh, well that’s different then…

  17. stroker Says:

    something smells here. I assume the only info we have of this disaster is from the “local police” in Gatesville? And I believe Rebel is reporting only what the police record shows. Rebel isn’t given to embellishing anything, so I believe the police report is all anyone is going on. Gatesville is the next town over from Waco, just to the West. I wouldn’t think too much of this except that almost immediately you’ve got two names I’ve never seen on here pop up with derogatory statements about Trey, both attempting to smear him based on the police reports.
    I dunno…maybe it’s just me, but something seems “off” about his death.

  18. TheRoadie Says:

    Ironic that he was killed by a police officer. You can’t tell me that local PD and sheriffs don’t have mugs of every single person arrested following the Twin Peaks incident. Seems to me that this was more targeting than anything.

    Was the officer trying to flag him down because the motorcycle was “stolen?” If not, what was the officer’s excuse?

  19. Ben Says:

    If you don’t know what all of the circumstances and details are, then don’t rush to judgement. How do you know, that he knew, that the motorcycle was stolen? He could have been riding a friend’s bike. Given the way police have treated bikers around there, he may have evaded them, just to avoid harassment or false arrest. Many explanations are possible.

  20. Odie Says:

    Fucking idiot on a stolen motorcycle. KARMA

  21. Mickster Says:

    When you get ripped off, it is OK to go and rip off someone else?

  22. Ben Says:

    If it’s true that he was riding a stolen motorcycle at the time of his death, he should not be judged harshly for that. When the police arrested him and confiscated his motorcycle, the hardship caused by that might have driven him to do things he otherwise would not have done. He had four children to support. The unnecessary, and some would say, false arrest and motorcycle confiscation couldn’t have made it easier. When police resort to underhanded methods, such as entrapment, unjustified arrest and confiscation of property, then they are the source of the trouble. RIP Trey.

  23. Mickster Says:

    at chromedome:
    To die because you try to get away with having stolen somebody’s bike is “an honorable way to go”?

  24. panamaa Says:

    Respects and condolences to his family, friends and brothers.

  25. Bye Says:

    Sons of anarchy fantasies played out completely for him. Earn what you get or get what you earn.

  26. chromedome Says:

    just my opinion but it was an honorable way to go if i ever seen one.


  27. The Kraut Says:

    Respects to the memory of Trey Alston Short, condolences to his family friends and brothers.

    The Kraut

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