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Charges dismissed in gang trial (Troup County, GA): The trial of a 21-year-old man accused of street gang activity was dismissed Thursday in Troup County Superior Court just before a jury was to begin deliberations.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: April 17, 2015

Shots fired leads to arrest (LaGrange, GA): An 18-year-old man was arrested on weapons, gang, obstruction and theft by receiving charges Wednesday on Daniel Street after leading police on a foot chase through a wooded area.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: April 16, 2015

Gang trial may close today (Troup County, GA): The trial of a 21-year-old Newnan man suspected of gang activity in Troup County is expected to head into closing arguments and juror deliberation today in Troup County Superior Court.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: April 16, 2015

Suspected gang member allegedly associated with thefts, drugs (Muscogee County, GA): Police apprehend suspected gang member allegedly associated with burglaries, a car theft and illegal drugs. In a Wednesday Recorder's Court hearing, Jermichael Bellamy, 21, pleaded not guilty to violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, theft by taking motor vehicle, obstruction, theft by receiving stolen property and theft by deception.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: April 15, 2015

Teen girls involved in gang-related beatings (Athens, GA): Girls affiliated with a westside gang reportedly targeted girls who live on the east side of Athens for beatings, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: April 14, 2015

Man wanted for giving false statement, gang charge in Macon Gardens killing (Macon, GA): A 28-year-old man is facing charges of giving false statements and participating in criminal street gang activity in connection with the March 26 fatal shooting at Macon Garden Apartments.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 10, 2015

Self-proclaimed gang kingpin Tasered after knife fight (Conyers, GA): A Conyers man claiming to be a gang kingpin was arrested after he allegedly got into a knife fight with his brother.
Source: Newton Citizen    Date: April 10, 2015

Macon man who threw first punch in Zodiac Lounge incident pleads guilty to gang charge (Macon, GA): The man who threw a punch, which authorities contend sparked a gang brawl that led to gunfire at the Zodiac Lounge in 2013, was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 7, 2015

4 plead guilty to gang activity, riot at Floyd County Jail (Rome, GA): Quavarez Marquel Cunningham faced a maximum of 70 years behind bars for his role in a gang-related riot at the Floyd County Jail. Cunningham, 31, avoided the maximum sentence Monday by pleading guilty in Floyd County Superior Court to charges of riot in a penal institution and participation in gang activity.
Source: Rome News-Tribune    Date: April 7, 2015

Macon man who threw first punch in Zodiac Lounge case draws prison stint (Macon, GA): The man who threw a punch that authorities contend sparked a gang brawl, then subsequent gunfire at the Zodiac Lounge was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday. Arthur Freeman III, 29, pleaded guilty to violating Georgia’s Street Crime Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 7, 2015

Gang trial ends with guilty verdict (Coweta County, GA): The two men who were on trial this week for an armed robbery and shooting in January 2014, suspected of being gang-related, were found guilty on all counts Friday.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: April 4, 2015

APD hosts gang education meeting (Albany, GA): A recent surge in gang activity is prompting police to get the community more involved and informed on area gangs.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: April 4, 2015

Albany police gang unit captain says underlying reasons for joining gangs must be dealt with (Albany, GA): Illegal gangs are active in almost every part of Albany, with membership often dating back through generations, according to Capt. Michael Persely with the Gang Unit of the Albany Police Department.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: April 4, 2015

Prosecution: Suspects connected to gangs (Newnan, GA): The trial of Taurean Ka’von Morris and Dekarri Marveno Ruffin continued Wednesday with the prosecution calling numerous witnesses and focusing on the three gang charges in the defendants’ indictments.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: April 2, 2015

New Savannah-Chatham drug squad makes 13 arrests, finds grenade launcher ammunition (Savannah, GA): A few months after assuring the City Council that a metro police drug squad would focus on small-time dealing on Savannah’s streets, metro police Chief Joseph Lumpkin says the effort is well underway.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: April 2, 2015

Police and community leaders work to curb gang activity in Columbus (Columbus, GA): Xavier McCaskey was engrained in the gang culture when he grew up in South Columbus. When he turned 18 -- he joined the Navy and left that lifestyle. Now, he wants to let young people know that no matter where they're raised -- there's always a way out.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: April 1, 2015

Gang problem on the rise in local county (Butts County, GA): Channel 2 Action News has obtained dash-cam video from a police cruiser as it pulled up to what investigators call a major gang-related disturbance. Deputies in Butts County say those gangs have moved in within just the last three months.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: March 31, 2015

Gang rites may have sparked viral prison beating (Forsyth, GA): Cortez Berry was turning 18 Saturday, and about a dozen of his friends at the Burruss Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, Ga., wanted to give him a present. “The (Gangster Disciples) came in and told him that since he was turning 18, he might as well join the gang, because you about to go to the other side,” said Berry’s aunt Shavondria Wright of Jonesboro.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 31, 2015

Clayton Co. police aim to crack down on gang activity (Clayton County, GA): Clayton County investigators say children as young as 8 years old are joining gangs in the metro-area. Police asked parents and residents to help stop gang recruitment, especially as summer approaches.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News    Date: March 30, 2015

Suspected gang member nabbed in series of robberies, thefts (Columbus, GA): A suspected gang member sought in a series of thefts and robberies was arrested at Elizabeth Canty Apartments on Friday afternoon, Columbus police said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: March 28, 2015

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