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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

Two plead guilty in Macon beating that led to 2013 Zodiac Lounge slaying (Macon, GA): Two people pleaded guilty Friday to their part in the 2013 beating of a man at downtown Macon’s Zodiac Lounge that led up to his being shot eight times and a teenager’s death.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 27, 2015

Students graduate from "C.H.A.M.P.S" (Cordele, GA): Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock joined the stage Friday with several students to share a huge milestone in their education. Dozens of fifth grade students graduated from the C.H.A.M.P.S program, which stands for Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, taught by sheriff's deputies.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: March 27, 2015

Macon man pleads guilty to putting stolen money on Bibb inmates’ accounts in racketeering case (Macon, GA): Kodie Thomas Frank DiDiego’s mother was jailed on traffic and misdemeanor probation charges last May. Denise Krieger had been living with her son on Hillcrest Avenue.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 16, 2015

Cops arrest 7 alleged members of Grayson’s ‘Ydubb’ gang (Gwinnett County, GA): Larnell Sillah, the purported leader of the Young Wavey Goonz gang, has been incarcerated since Feb. 8, 2013, penance for the robbery and murder of an innocent 14-year-old boy. He’ll likely remain in prison for the rest of his life. His gang, though, is alive and well.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: March 13, 2015

Richmond County Sheriff's Office releases results from community survey (Augusta, GA): The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released the results of their first ever citizen satisfaction survey. The Sheriff's Office says they will use the feedback they received to better train their officers and prioritize the areas they should concentrate on.
Source: WAGT Augusta 26 News     Date: March 12, 2015

Albany Gang Unit trained on Georgia law (Albany, GA): Officers of the Albany Police Department’s special gang unit have been in class all week, learning how to better identify gangs and gang members, and also to fully understand Georgia’s gang law.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: March 12, 2015

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