Cossack On Cossack

May 6, 2020

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Cossack On Cossack

Brandon Edwards, the 33-year-old Cossack Motorcycle Club member shot off his motorcycle last Saturday and killed near Tyler, Texas was murdered by other Cossacks as a result of a schism in the club.

The Aging Rebel believes the two Cossacks factions are centered in Tyler where the Cossacks originated and Waco, where militant members of the club ambushed members and supporters of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club at a Confederation of Clubs and Independents meeting at the Twin Peaks restaurant on May 17, 2015.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release at 6:53 p.m Central Time. The release was amended 16 minutes later. The amended release read:

“Since May 2, 2020, at approximately 4:50 p.m. the Smith County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a homicide that occurred in the 16400 block of FM 850 in the Chapel Hill area. Upon arrival it was determined that the operator of the motorcycle had been shot and was deceased. Deputies immediately secured the crime scene and began gathering information.

“Smith County Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit responded to the location and began their investigation. Smith County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Andy Dunklin responded to the scene to hold an inquest and ordered an autopsy on the deceased.

“The victim was subsequently identified as Brandon Edwards – 33 of Ben Wheeler, Texas. Smith County Investigators, along with members of the newly created Texas Anti-Gang Unit – East Texas are actively investigating this case and have literally been working around the clock since the homicide occurred.
“Information received during this investigation led to the execution of a Search Warrant in Longview this past Monday night. The Search Warrant was executed by personnel from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Longview Police Department and Texas Anti-Gang Unit.

“With great tenacity and tireless efforts, investigators were successful in uncovering a great deal of information which ultimately lead to probable cause to support murder warrants and ultimately the arrests of three individuals as well as the execution of two additional search warrants in McClennan County in the cities of Hewitt and Waco. These search warrants and two of the arrest warrants were possible due to assistance received from the Smith County District Attorney’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division, Waco Police Department and Hewitt Police Department.

“Jose Antonio Valenzuela was arrested at 4:15 pm this afternoon on Interstate 20 in Cisco, Texas and is suspected to have been fleeing from Law Enforcement with his family due to the known arrests of Griffin and Tibbits. All three will be housed in the Smith County Jail with bonds of two and a half million dollars.

“In the early morning hours today, 241st State District Judge Jack Skeen issued arrest warrants for the following individuals with bonds in the amount of $2,500,00.00 each:

“Jeffrey Ryan Griffin of Hewitt, Texas 30 years of age – Arrested in Waco, Texas late yesterday evening

“Joshua Ray Tibbits of Waco, Texas 29 years of age – Arrested in Waco, Texas late yesterday evening

“Jose Antonio Valenzuela of Longview, Texas 31 years of age – Arrested in Cisco, Texas at 4:15 pm today

“Sheriff Larry R. Smith stated, “I continue to be amazed at the tenacity, cohesiveness and never quit attitude of all of these law enforcement entities that are working so well together. No one is concerned with who gets the credit, only that justice is served. This is one of the more complex investigations in which we were able to join local law enforcement with the Texas Anti-Gang Unit since its inception. The TAG is already paying off big dividends.” The Texas Anti-Gang Unit East Texas is made up of employees with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Police Department, Longview Police Department, Gregg County Sheriff’s Office, Kilgore Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety CID & Highway Patrol, Bureau of ATF, Drug Enforcement Administration, Smith & Gregg County District Attorney’s Offices and Homeland Security Investigations.”

The Aging Rebel will continue to work this story.

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16 Responses to “Cossack On Cossack”

  1. Chris Major Says:

    Damn condolences for this man’s family. This is sad first the NY hit now this man if clubs keep acting like this were gonna be looking like Australia soon with their anti biker laws.. and the fact it was brother on brother makes this so fucked up. Those texas boys got a rat no way the gang unit pieced it all together that easy.. I could be wrong though.

  2. Gus Says:

    Task force my ass. They got a rat.

  3. PuroPerro Says:

    They solved the crime on Facebook. Video of vehicle involved, genius used his own truck, and had pictures of it on Facebook. Everybody and their mother should have invoked their Fifth Amendment Right to shut the fuck up.

  4. Rebel Says:

    Stevie,

    The cops think so.

    Rebel

  5. Ben (Texas Ranger) Says:

    That Sheriff Larry R. Smith doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground. He gave credit to every agency except us. The Texas Rangers have been on this case since day one and he doesn’t even drop our name.

  6. Freebird Says:

    @Ed

    Have said the same thing a time or two myself

    Sometimes the smell is

    What happens when stupid people step on this own dick…..

  7. ed Says:

    Something doesn’t smell right.

  8. Dasein Says:

    “Sheriff Larry R. Smith stated, “I continue to be amazed at the tenacity, cohesiveness and never quit attitude of all of these law enforcement entities that are working so well together. No one is concerned with who gets the credit, only that justice is served.”
    Seems a whole lotta gratuitous self-congratulations, likely intended to throw up a wall against the obvious actual facts of what the “investigation” really came down to. In other words, the results came from the inside, not the outside, and all this over the top backslapping BS just really points in that direction. They shoulda just made their case and shutup, but after all, these are Texas cops.

  9. oldskewl Says:

    “Information received during this investigation led to the execution of a Search Warrant in Longview this past Monday night. The Search Warrant was executed by personnel from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Longview Police Department and Texas Anti-Gang Unit.”

    Only a few scenarios are plausible. Paid snitches, patched up FBI agents, wiretaps like stingray or a variety of other spy shit.

    OS

  10. Desdicado Says:

    After thanking everyone and their dog, you would think they would think the informants for their valuable contribution as well…

  11. Bat/shit/virus Says:

    If this is true. It shows why we as clubs are lumped together. This will be used…in cases against all motercycle clubs. To kill your own brother. Is about the worse thing but to shoot him off his bike.Shows that this is no M.C. Once again if true. We all know that club members have been killed by Flatfeet…Google Danny Lyons.

  12. Stevo Says:

    Were the shooters Ugly Man Cossacks?

    Stevo

  13. PuroPerro Says:

    One faction pushed the Twin Peaks incident and put on 1%’er diamonds. The other faction, the one who got shot off the bike, wants nothing to do with it.

    @oldskewl the faction I described riding down 31 like they were on Sons of Anarchy, that’s the Big O Show. They’re getting more and more aggressive, like their ATF handler is pumping their balls up again. There was a reason I posted what I did.

  14. Lunchbox Says:

    I agree with you guys, they have a leak or have been infiltrated by a cop! Both of which suck!

    Its terrible when Brother kill Brothers. If you cant trust your brothers who can you trust?

    Much Respect,
    Lunchbox

  15. freebird Says:

    @ Oldskewl

    +1….

    Would appear someone is playing their get out of jail free card…..

  16. oldskewl Says:

    I didn’t know they had two fractions of the club even though this same scenario plays out in a lot of clubs.
    Seems like they still have a leak and a freedom of talking and or snitching to the Texas DPS. Have no idea which side is which but I’m saddened to see men who were once “brothers” killing each other.

    Respects to those that deserve it.
    OS

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