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Thomas sentenced to 20 years in 2012 gang-related shooting (Elberton, GA): Timothy Eugene Thomas, 23, of Hartwell became the first individual in Elbert County to be convicted and sentenced for gang-related activity. Thomas entered a guilty plea to five counts of aggravated assault and five counts of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge John Bailey Friday.
Source: The Elberton Star    Date: February 24, 2015
http://www.elberton.com/...

New details emerge in alleged gang prostitution of 15-year-old (Bibb County, GA): New details emerged Thursday in the alleged gang prostitution of a 15-year-old advertised on an online classified ad site. Asialeena Sapp, 26, is accused of paying for area motel rooms where the girl was forced to have sex for money in the last three months of 2012, said prosecutor Larissa Olliverre at a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 19, 2015
http://www.macon.com/...

Macon teen denied bond in alleged 2014 gang car-jacking spree (Macon, GA): As a 61-year-old man lay on the ground, a 15-year-old Macon teenager kicked him. It was late on the night of Oct. 4 or early Oct. 5. The man had been walking to his car at the Macon Marriott City Center on Coliseum Drive when he was approached at gunpoint.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 19, 2015
http://www.macon.com/...

Albany State raises awareness of campus gang activity (Albany, GA): Albany State University Police gave faculty and staff information on how to spot gang activity on campus on Wednesday. For the second year in a row, officers hosted a seminar, teaching instructors how to identify gang members and activities that could lead to violence or crimes.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: February 18, 2015
http://www.walb.com/...

Teen gang member sentenced in shooting (Kennesaw, GA): An Acworth man pleaded guilty Monday to his part in a gang-related shooting. Alexander Market, 19, was convicted of three counts of violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: February 18, 2015
http://kennesaw.11alive.com/...

Suspected gang members arrested for drugs (Newnan, GA): Newnan police arrested four suspected gang members Friday after officers pulled them over and found drugs and firearms in their possession. Because officers identified all four men as members of the Lynch Park Sharks, they were each charged with violating the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act as well, and they were all transported to the Coweta County Jail.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: February 18, 2015
http://www.times-herald.com/...

Jailed Zodiac Lounge shooting suspect accused of having contraband (Macon, GA): A man awaiting trial in the 2013 beating and shooting of a man at Macon’s Zodiac Lounge was indicted Tuesday on allegations he was caught with contraband at the Bibb County jail.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 17, 2015
http://www.macon.com/...

Violent Atlanta-Area Gang Members Sent to Federal Prison (Atlanta, GA): Three members of a international crime group — two of whom are from Gwinnett County — have been sentenced to federal prison for their participation in violent gang activities in the Atlanta area, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
Source: BufordPatch    Date: February 13, 2015
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Athens police seize weapons following response to potential gang fight (Athens, GA): Authorities on Tuesday seized an assault-type rifle and a stolen pistol after responding to a reported fight between suspected gang members at an apartment complex in east Athens.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: February 12, 2015
http://onlineathens.com/...

Police: 6 arrested in gang-related attack (Cobb County, GA): Six people, including some high school students, are in jail for what police say was a gang-related assault that left one victim in the trauma unit.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: February 12, 2015
http://www.wsbtv.com/...

Alleged gang members indicted in death of Atlanta councilwoman’s nephew (Atlanta, GA): A Fulton County Grand Jury indicted three alleged gang members Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of the nephew of an Atlanta City Council member.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 10, 2015
http://www.ajc.com/...

Alleged Macon gang leader’s mother pleads guilty to violating gang act (Macon, GA): The mother of the alleged leader of Macon’s Money Over Everything street gang pleaded guilty to violating the state’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act this week.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 5, 2015
http://www.macon.com/...

Parole granted for gang member implicated in popular bartender’s death (Atlanta, GA): The gang member alleged to have fired the head shot that killed a popular Grant Park bartender six years ago is due to be paroled Tuesday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 2, 2015
http://www.ajc.com/...

Church Forum Informs Parents to Detect Gang Activity in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham Metro's Police Chief is trying to clean up crime on Savannah's streets.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: January 31, 2015
http://www.wsav.com/...

Perry police detective deters gang violence by mentoring (Perry, GA): A Perry Police detective is trying to prevent gang violence in his city.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: January 30, 2015
http://www.41nbc.com/...

Bond denied for 16-year-old charged in Bibb County murder (Macon, GA): Bond was denied Thursday for a 16-year-old Macon boy charged in the Jan. 9 fatal shooting of a man in east Macon.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: January 29, 2015
http://www.macon.com/...

Macon-Bibb tackles gang and community issues (Macon, GA): How can Macon-Bibb help its young people develop and keep them out of gangs? Commissioner Virgil Watkins is hosting a community intervention workshop aimed at tackling that issue among others.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: January 29, 2015
http://www.13wmaz.com/...

Columbus law enforcement officials participate in community forum (Columbus, GA): Top law enforcement officials Marshal Greg Countryman, Major Freddie Blackmon of Columbus Police Department and Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr addressed dozens of Columbus residents Tuesday at the Columbus Public Library.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: January 27, 2015
http://www.wtvm.com/...

Grand jury returns murder indictments in west Athens drive-by (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury last week returned murder indictments for two alleged Athens gang members in a May drive-by shooting on Westchester Circle that killed a reported rival gang member.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 20, 2015
http://onlineathens.com/...

2 Wings Cafe shooting suspects claim self-defense (Macon, GA): Attorneys for two of the men accused in a December shoot out at a Macon nightclub say their clients acted in self-defense. Vertuice Wall Jr. and Kenyata Norreece Lester were denied bond Tuesday afternoon at a commitment hearing in Bibb County Magistrate Court.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: January 20, 2015
http://www.macon.com/...

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