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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

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

Suspects in Rockdale County auto break-ins facing gang charges (Conyers, GA) : The suspects accused of breaking into vehicles last week in the Lake St. James apartment complex as well as at Century Lakeside apartments are now facing gang charges.
Source: Rockdale Citizen    Date: January 20, 2015

$75,000 gang reduction grant awarded to DeKalb (DeKalb County, GA): DeKalb County has been awarded a $75,000 grant that will be used to combat gangs. The money will be used by DeKalb’s Gang Reduction and Intervention Program to asses the scope and extent of gang activity in the county and create a database of gang information that can be shared among law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: January 15, 2015

Tip leads to arrest of wanted Athens gang member (Athens, GA): An alleged Athens street gang member implicated in a home invasion and other violent offenses who absconded from house arrest was back in custody on Friday after someone tipped off authorities as to his whereabouts.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 10, 2015

Alleged juvenile gang member charged in murder of man shot at Macon gas station (Macon, GA): Almost six hours after he was shot in the chest at an east Macon gas station, a 20-year-old man died from his wound and the alleged 16-year-old gang member accused of killing him has been arrested. But Bibb County investigators have not said if this shooting is gang-related; in fact they have not provided a possible motive for the crime.
Source: Examiner    Date: January 10, 2015

Suspected gang member arrested in LaGrange shooting (LaGrange, GA): More than a month after a man was shot in the leg, LaGrange police have arrested a suspected gang member in the Nov. 29 shooting on Whitesville Street.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: January 8, 2015

Authorities issue $1K reward for alleged Athens gang member (Athens, GA): Authorities recently offered a reward in their search for an alleged Athens gang member they say cut off his ankle monitor while free on bond from an arrest last summer for gang violence and a home invasion.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 7, 2015

Five teens indicted in gang-related Bibb car hijacking spree (Bibb County, GA): Bibb County grand jurors indicted five teenagers Tuesday in an alleged 2014 gang-related crime spree that included the hijacking of three vehicles at gunpoint.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: January 6, 2015

Attorneys argue Gainesville men are rappers, not drug dealers (Gainesville, GA): Attorney Dan Sammons asked his client’s mother: Is Terry Jerome Maddox a rapper or a drug boss? “My son is a rap artist, and he’s a very good, talented (man),” Landa Maddox said.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: January 5, 2015

Police: Spike in crime ends after arrest of 15 alleged gang members (Atlanta, GA): Channel 2 Action News is uncovering new information in the arrest of 15 gang members accused of carjacking and home invasions. The youngest suspect is 15 years old. Channel 2 Action News has learned he will be tried as an adult.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: December 26, 2014

Bibb Sheriff monitors eight to 10 gangs (Bibb County, GA): The Wings Cafe shooting has shed more light on Bibb County's gang activity. Sheriff David Davis said they are monitoring eight to ten gangs.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: December 20, 2014

Warrant: Alleged Wings Cafe shooter arrested; 3 men charged with murder (Macon, GA): Three men have been charged with murder, and other arrests are expected as authorities continue to investigate the deadly shootout between rival gangs early Friday morning at Wings Cafe in Macon.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: December 17, 2014

3 men arrested in robbery investigation suspected of gang ties (Gainesville, GA): Three suspects arrested at a Hall County home Sunday following a robbery investigation were charged with having alleged criminal street gang ties.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: December 15, 2014

Anti-violence strategist: gang activity in suburbs increasing (Atlanta, GA): Arthur Powell’s journey to becoming a life skills coach and anti-gang advocate began when he was 24. A member of Atlanta’s notorious I Refuse Posse, he participated in the armed robbery of a Sandy Springs fast food restaurant in October 1993.
Source:    Date: December 10, 2014

Arrests made in possible gang-related incident (Winder, GA): City of Winder police responded to a report of a possible shooting On Nov. 30, on Lily Drive in Winder. When officers arrived at the location, they spoke with a resident who at first did not want to cooperate, but did show Facebook posts between a neighbor and a male subject with both parties claiming “Hardigree” as their territory with several references to “bloods” and both parties threatening to fight each other.
Source: Barrow Journal    Date: December 10, 2014

'Hybrid' gangs pop up in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Gang violence is a problem the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police is now publicly acknowledging after a recent string of shootings, many of which investigators believe are related to drug and gang violence. After speaking with experts and digging into social media accounts, just because local gangs aren't your traditional bloods or crips doesn't mean they aren't dangerous.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: December 9, 2014

SCMPD investigating rising drug, gang crime (Savannah, GA): From identifying gang activity to finding higher numbers of illicit drugs on the streets of Savannah, police investigators are searching for ways to turn crime problems around in the city.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: December 9, 2014

Athens men indicted under state gang act for shooting at car (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted two alleged Athens gang members who reportedly shot more than a dozen times at an occupied car at an eastside apartment complex two months ago.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: December 4, 2014

Former Floyd prison inmate to face riot, gang charges (Floyd County, GA): A Brunswick man who was previously incarcerated at the Floyd County Prison was in the Floyd County Jail on Wednesday to face riot and gang-related charges.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: December 4, 2014

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