Kinfolk Trial Begins

January 15, 2019

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Kinfolk Trial Begins

Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member Javier Gonzalez began trial this morning in the 34th Judicial District Court in El Paso for the murder of Bandido Motorcycle Club chapter president Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr. in the summer of 2017.

After a Kinfolk member named Manuel Gallegos got into a fight on July 30, 2017 with Martinez and other in a bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog, Gonzalez, according to police, walked into the bar, opened fire and wounded Martinez, Ballardo Salcido, Juan Miguel Vega-Rivera and David Villalobos. Martinez died on August 3.

Police arrested Gonzalez three days after the shooting in San Elizario, Texas just south of El Paso. Gallegos was taken into custody a day after Gonzalez.

The murder culminated an ongoing dispute between members of the Kinfolk and members of the Bandidos and Bandidos supporters.

The Kinfolk was founded in February 2016 by a former Bandidos national officer named Dan “Chopper Dan” Schild. It was month after former Bandidos president Jeff Pike, former vice-president John Portillo and former Bandido Justin Cole Forster were arrested and charged with racketeering. Schild wanted to assume control of the club. A Bandido named Bill Sartelle took charge instead so Schild started his own club – the Kinfolk.

Sartelle retired from the Bandidos in 2017. Schild was eventually expelled from the Kinfolk.

According to police, the shooting at Mulligan’s Chopped Hog was the fifth violent encounter between members of the two clubs that year. There was a fight between Kinfolk and Bandidos supporters in South Padre, Texas last February. Someone fired a gun during a confrontation later than month in Wills Point, Texas. A Bandido named Wesley Dale Mason was accused of murdering a Kinfolk named Dusty Childress during an exchange of gunfire near the Abilene, Texas dump in March. And, according to police, Bandidos supporters shot two members of the Kinfolk in Westlake, Louisiana in May.

Gonzalez has been held on $1 million bail since his arrest.

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3 Responses to “Kinfolk Trial Begins”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Seen some kinfolk at my local watering hole sometime last year. Never seen such a nervous looking crew, they literally stood together in a circle looking outwards. The sgt. at arms had his back to the wall and scanned the crowd the whole time. And all their bikes were parked as close to the door as possible.

    Guess they knew the local club wears Texas bottom rockers. I’m guessing the kinfolk members mentioned in the above article are going to have a very tough time in TDC.

  2. white witch Says:

    Lets just keep killing each other. the feds must love this shit. we kill each other and the cops put the ones who lived in jail. We are all 1%ers but we keep killing each other over bullshit. The feds probably instigate this kind of shit between clubs so they can sit back and watch us kill each other…. over what?

    ride free
    white witch

  3. Dago 1%er Says:

    Yeah and now a Large Club is Patching over Kinfolk All over Texas. Let’s be Clear The National President for this Club told everyone that he was Patching in Former Bandidos. But in reality There’s 11 Chapters in Texas of a club that just wanted Numbers. They Are extremely Weak, the Numbers don’t matter , they’re all Red and gold Support club Rejects

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