James Anderson

Anderson

A bullet removed from the arm of a biker wounded May 17 at Twin Peaks and killed four months later in a traffic wreck will be analyzed by federal investigators.

Jason Chambers, an investigator in the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office, obtained a search warrant last week to extract a bullet from the arm of James Kenneth “Spaz” Anderson, a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club from Henderson.

Texas Ranger Jake Burson executed the search warrant for the bullet at a funeral home in Henderson on Sept. 11, the day before Anderson’s funeral.

Anderson, 53, was killed Sept. 3 when his motorcycle struck one or more deer on a highway in northwestern Nebraska.

The bullet was removed, but it could not be determined initially what caliber it is, a courthouse source said Thursday. As of Thursday, neither Chambers nor Burson had filed with the court a return on the search warrant listing what was found.

Burson and Chambers did not return phone messages Thursday.

Authorities want the bullet in Anderson’s upper left arm to compare it to weapons seized after nine bikers were killed and 20 were wounded at a meeting of bikers at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.

Forensic analysis

The bullet will be forwarded to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is conducting the forensic analysis of weapons, bullets, bullet fragments and casings recovered at the scene, according to an affidavit accompanying the request for the search warrant.

“(Chambers) believes that an analysis of the projectile in (Anderson’s) upper left arm will be beneficial in the investigation and may more accurately identify the weapon used against him during the incident,” according to the affidavit.

Burson served the warrant at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson.

According to the affidavit, Lanie Smith, a Longview police officer, received information that Anderson had been shot May 17 at Twin Peaks.

The officer found him “recuperating” from his wound at a home on County Road 2121 near Longview. Anderson reportedly admitted to Smith that he was shot in the left arm but managed to leave Waco without being identified by police or arrested.

The affidavit does not say when Smith spoke to Anderson.

A spokeswoman for the Longview Police Department said officers there do not discuss investigations being conducted by other agencies.

Authorities rounded up about 235 bikers after the shootout, jailing 177 on identical engaging in organized criminal activity warrants.

None of the bikers remain jailed in McLennan County, and none of the cases has been presented to a grand jury.

According to published reports, the Nebraska State Patrol reported that Anderson, an electrician, was riding with a group of bikers about 6 a.m. Sept. 3, when he hit at least one deer on U.S. Highway 385 about three miles south of Chadron, Nebraska.

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