Former Cossack Owen “Big O” Reeves
Waco – In his notes, the Hillcrest Hospital ER Doctor says Big O can’t really remember how he got the big knot on his head, or the abrasions on his forehead and face.
The doc told the prosecutor from the witness stand at Bandido Jake Carrizal’s trial today that he is “amnestic” – the adjectival part of speech for the quality of being unable to remember a large block of events or ideas known as amnesia – about just how someone whippped on his head at a “riot.”
That’s putting it mildly, to say the least, a true exercise in understatement.
Big O was in the middle of a crowd of black and yellow colors as they stood shoulder to shoulder when the Bandidos arrived. They rat packed those old boys – to the bone – and when the scuffle was over, 9 men lay dead.
Big O didn’t get hurt that bad. If it was a Friday night Lights football match, the loudspeaker honcho would just say “Big O shaken up on the play…” as polite applause smatters the clappers in the bleachers.
But it looks like he only slipped away. In fact, it’s kind of a mystery just how he got to the hospital, not that it’s that big a deal. It’s just across the freeway from the Twin Peaks Restaurant where he and his cuadrillo took up all the motorcycle parking and every last place in the patio reserved for the Confederation of Club and Independents meeting.
That is, before they jumped the rails and took up their position in formation at the curb to welcome their friendly rivals, the Bandidos in red and gold.
In fact, said the doctor as he referred to his notes, he “arrived by his own transport.” Asked by Assistant Prosecutor Amanda Dillon what that means, he said, “I guess his own car – or something. A lot of patients arrive that way.”
He didn’t say much else about that.
During conversation of a quiet nature at luncheon with a couple of lawyers representing other defendants in other case as yet unscheduled, both said in unison when asked if there was a particular agent provocateur, “Owen Reeves!”
We’ll put it this way. In statements taken about the event leading up to the deadly shootings, many people remember quite a lot about Big O, whether he remembers, or not.
So mote it be.
- The Legendary