The criminal justice system in Texas just punished Marcus Pilkington some more. Pilkington, a Bandido from Mexia, in Limestone County Texas, about 40 miles east of Waco, was the last defendant in the Twin Peaks prosecution to make bail.
Usually reliable sources have told The Aging Rebel that Pilkington is now in a medically induced coma at the Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck, Texas under police guard. A medically induced coma is a drug induced medical procedure similar to anesthesia that is used to protect an injured brain from further injury. Patients usually remain in this kind of coma for less than two weeks. Pilkington was hospitalized Tuesday night.
Pilkington’s road to the Twin Peaks was long and hard.
He was convicted of possession of marijuana in Navarro County in 1999. He eventually joined the Cossacks Motorcycle Club and in 2009, at a time when the Cossacks were generally considered to be a family club, he joined the Bandidos. Pilkington suffered a life-changing motorcycle accident in 2013. He sustained facial injuries and a broken leg, he lost his spleen and he suffered a traumatic brain injury. The next year, his stepfather died and his wife and children left him.
Pilkington suffered from common symptoms of traumatic brain injury including emotional outbursts and an urge to self-medicate. Before he was shot in Waco, he was charged with four crimes related to his marital breakup in Limestone and Ellis Counties. He was charged with domestic violence, evidence tampering and possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility in Limestone County and stalking in Ellis County.
At the time of the Twin Peaks brawl, Pilkington was working as a mechanic for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and his annual salary was $12,566. He rode his motorcycle to the Twin Peaks, arrived a few minutes before the shooting started, briefly exchanged angry words with a Cossack and was shot in the leg a few minutes after that. He told police he had been armed only with a pocket knife and that he could not identify the man who shot him.
His bond was set at $1 million and he remained incarcerated at the McLennan County Jail until his bail was reduced to $25,000. He was released on November 2, 2015.
While incarcerated, Dane Schiller of the Houston Chronicle wrote a a feature story about Pilkington that described him as “addicted to methamphetamine,” a “bruiser” and a “leg breaker.”
Pilkington’s brain injuries appear to be permanent. He takes prescribed medicine for his handicap and he was allowed that medicine while he was in jail in Waco.
He attended a hearing on his 2014 charges at the Limestone County Courthouse in Groesbeck last Friday. He expected to be given probation so he did not have his medicine with him. Instead he was taken to the county jail. His mother tried to take his medication to him but the local jailers refused to let him have it.
Four days later Pilkington suffered his near-fatal seizure.