The Aging Rebel seeks to interview Derrick Joseph “Kong” Duran.
Duran is a former Colorado prison guard and a former member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. On January 30 he shot and killed Mongols Motorcycle Club member Victor “Nubs” Mendoza and shot and seriously wounded Mongol Jared “Hercules” Chadwick at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo in Denver. According to an often informed source, Denver police recommended that Duran be charged with homicide. On April 28, Denver District Attorney Mitchell R. Morrissey decided not to prosecute Duran for any crime. Since the shooting, Duran has remained invisible and silent.
Duran, a life-long resident of Longmont, Colorado, sold his home in Longmont on April 27 for $199,900 and appears to have disappeared. A record exists that he rented a car in Minneapolis. His wife, Lindsey Michelle (Blahnik) Duran was raised in Burnsville, Minnesota near Minneapolis. Lindsey Duran’s father, Harry Blahnik, is an attorney in Burnsville.
Duran has become so difficult to trace by usual means that one informed source suggested that he may have been enrolled in the United States Marshals Witness Security Program. That program is intended to provide “for the security, health and safety of government witnesses, and their immediate dependents, whose lives are in danger as a result of their testimony against drug traffickers, terrorists, organized crime members and other major criminals.” This page is eager to confirm that Duran, who has not been charged with a crime and presumably would have nothing to testify about, is being protected by federal law enforcement agencies.
Earlier this year, this page legally obtained a transcript of a text conversation between two members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. The transcript read in part:
IOMC One: “We ain’t a omg and no risk of that shit we got guys in the pentagon and ain’t gonna outlaw us they need us.”
IOMC Two: “Who needs us?”
IOMC One: “Alphabet crew”
IOMC Two: “What for?”
IOMC One: “To be out and about”
Members of the Iron Order include field grade military officers and, according to public statements made by Iron Order club officers, employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Forearms and Explosives. For more than a decade, the ATF has been the federal police force most likely to investigate motorcycle clubs. The Iron Order also has numerous members who are either sworn peace officers or active duty military personnel.
In the last three years, members of the Iron Order have been involved in numerous, gratuitous confrontations with members of traditional motorcycle clubs that have resulted in multiple homicides. The Aging Rebel believes it is reasonable to describe the Iron Order, as well as other so-called “pop up clubs” like the Cossacks Motorcycle Club after 2013 and the new Kinfolk Motorcycle Club, as defacto assets of the Department of Justice. This page would like to talk to Duran about that.
If you have seen Derrick Joseph “Kong” Duran please contact [email protected]