Judge boosts Twin Peaks biker’s bond after high-speed chase arrest

Ashley Annette Danlyn Beeson (left) and Aaron Baker Carpenter. (Jail photos)
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A Waco state district judge has boosted the bond set for a man arrested along with a woman Thursday after a high-speed motorcycle chase through three Central Texas counties who is one of the dozens of bikers indicted in the deadly Twin Peaks shootout.

Aaron Baker Carpenter, 35, of Gatesville remained in the Coryell County Jail Monday in lieu of bonds that now total $267,000.

He was initially charged with evading arrest using a vehicle and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

His bonds on those charges totaled $14,000.

Friday evening, State District Judge Matt Johnson, who presides over Carpenter’s case, decided Carpenters bond was insufficient and increased it by $250,000 because last week's felony charge violated the terms of his bond in Waco.

Then a bond company that posted bail after Carpenter was arrested on Aug. 29, 2015 on charges of marijuana possession and driving with an invalid license with a prior conviction, chose to revoke the bond, adding another $3,000 to the total.

Carpenter and his passenger, Ashley Annette Danlyn Beeson, 27, of Nolanville, were arrested Thursday just west of Goldthwaite after the motorcycle on which they were riding developed mechanical problems following a chase that started with an attempted traffic stop at around 3:30 p.m. in Gatesville.

The chase through Coryell, Hamilton and Mills counties reached speeds as high as 100 miles per hour.

Beeson later posted bond and was released.

Carpenter was indicted on Nov. 10, 2015 for engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with the shootout between rival biker gangs and law enforcement officers on May 17, 2015 at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant that left nine bikers dead and 20 more injured.

At the time of the shootout, he was president of the Coryell County chapter of the Cossacks motorcycle gang, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.