Phillip White


State and federal authorities made an arrest at a Louisiana casino Wednesday night of the ninth biker who was named in a sealed indictment related to the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout.

A McLennan County grand jury indicted 106 bikers last month on first degree felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity in relation to the shootout.

Nine of the indictments were sealed, because the bikers named had not been arrested. After Wednesday night’s arrest, all nine charged in sealed indictments have been taken into custody.

McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara and Bossier City, Louisiana, officials identified the fugitive biker as Phillip White, 38, of Eddy. His indictment was unsealed Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said White is a member of the Cossacks motorcycle group. He was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. at a casino in Bossier City.

McNamara said deputy U.S. Marshals and Louisiana state police took the biker into custody at a craps table.

“You might say this guy crapped out in Bossier City,” McNamara said.

Others named in sealed indictments who have been taken into custody or turned themselves in include James Madison Caffey, 39, of Gilmer; Cory McAlister, 36, of Ore City; Christopher Carrizal Sr., 50, of Dallas; Jerry Edward Pierson, 49, of Dallas; Paul Russell Miller, 39, of Gholson; Ray Asbary Nelson, 42, of Waco; Jeffrey Veillon, 53, of Wylie; and Clifford Pearce, 52, of Waco.

Recent grand jury

A grand jury that met Wednesday did not take any action that resulted in no bills or indictments for the remaining 80 cases resulting from the 177 arrests made the day of the shootout.

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has said the remaining cases will be heard by a grand jury but has declined to elaborate.

Nine bikers were killed and 20 others were wounded in the gunbattle between rival biker groups and police during a May 17 meeting of bikers at the now-closed Waco restaurant.

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