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Prince William man, gang member, pleads guilty to multiple violent acts (Prince William County, VA): Abdur Roland, a Prince William County resident, pled guilty today to counts of robbery, use of a firearm in a crime, and being in possession of a firearm with a felony record. Roland was involved in gang activity, and used the name “Boo” in his gang dealings, and has been linked to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Potomac Local News    Date: February 19, 2015

Newport News teen indicted by grand jury in double homicide (Newport News, VA): An 18-year-old was indicted this week by a Newport News grand jury in the shooting deaths of two teenagers.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 11, 2015

Loudoun man charged with capital murder in 2009 Lansdowne attack (Loudoun County, VA): The man investigators believe was the ringleader of a brutal attack that left a Virginia man dead and his wife clinging to life is facing capital-murder charges, the Loudoun County prosecutor announced Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 10, 2015

10 arrested in connection with 3 assaults in Suffolk (Suffolk, VA): Suffolk police have made several arrests following the investigation of three separate assaults on a student – two of them happened at King’s Fork High School.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: February 5, 2015

4 guilty in connection with Mount Vernon gang-war deaths (Mount Vernon, VA): Four men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a spasm of gang violence in Mount Vernon that left three people dead in a matter of hours.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 28, 2015

Henrico, Chesterfield crimes point to notorious gang (Henrico County, VA): Right now investigators are checking to see if an alleged gang member is connected to crimes out of Henrico and Chesterfield.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: January 27, 2015

String of Roanoke fires may be the work of gangs, sources say (Roanoke, VA): Fires intentionally set in the Melrose neighborhood of Roanoke may be related to gang activity, according to two sources familiar with a joint police and fire department investigation. Both requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: January 21, 2015

Alleged gang members arrested in Richmond drug sweep (Richmond, VA): Six alleged members of a notorious street gang were in custody Thursday after a late night raid uncovered a cache of illegal street drugs inside a Richmond home, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 8, 2015

New trial date set in Newport News gang-related double homicide (Newport News, VA): A new trial date has been set for an accused gang member charged with killing two teenage boys in 2008.
Source: Daily Press    Date: December 26, 2014

Caroline prosecutes gang-related cases (Caroline COunty, VA): Cases against three adults and six juveniles accused of being part of rival gangs in Caroline County are moving forward. Ten felony charges against 20-year-old McCartha “MJ” Stevens of Bowling Green were certified to a grand jury Tuesday in Caroline Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: December 24, 2014

Task force, hotline aim to fight gang violence (Halifax, VA): After hosting a successful awareness summit in October, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp is spearheading a task force with other local law enforcement department heads that is charged with combatting local gangs.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: December 21, 2014

Gang member gets 2 life terms for murdering teens (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man, and member of a Peninsula street gang, was slapped with not one, but two life prison sentences for a double murder in 2008. Friday morning, Newport News Circuit Judge David Pugh imposed a jury recommended sentence on Marcus Williams. Beforehand, he referred to Williams’ crimes as “cold, calculating, heinous, and horrific.”
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: December 12, 2014

Third arrest made in Henrico gang crackdown (Henrico, VA): A third man is under arrest in connection with a gang crackdown in Henrico County following several violent home invasions. 21-year-old Trevon Baker is charged with hazing, gang participation, and gang recruitment.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: December 9, 2014

Two teens sought in Manassas gang stabbing (Manassas, VA): Police are searching for two teen-agers in a gang-related stabbing in the Manassas area this week.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: November 28, 2014

After Clover Hill fight, police say gangs not a problem (Chesterfield County, VA): The arrests of several students last week on gang-related charges after an incident of mob violence in a county high school shocked and alarmed the community, but much of the shock may have been due to the “gang” label. Such incidents, police say, are rare in county schools.
Source: Chesterfield Observer    Date: November 26, 2014

Gang Member Loses Bid to Have Sentences Tossed (Richmond, VA): A gang member serving two consecutive life sentences for conspiracy to commit murder to raise his standing in the organization lost his bid to have those sentences thrown out.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: November 26, 2014

Missing Chesterfield teen found safe in DC as gang questions remain (Chesterfield, VA): Federal investigators and Chesterfield police want to know what a Chesterfield teen was doing in Washington, DC and how he got there.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 25, 2014

Student charged in Clover Hill fight: ‘It’s really not a gang’ (Chesterfield County, VA): A 15-year-old student charged in a large fight at Clover Hill High School Tuesday says she and her friends are not in a gang. Three of the four students were charged with a variety of crimes, including criminal street gang participation and gang activity in a gang-free school zone, after an early morning fight broke out.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 19, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 9 years (Chatham, VA): With a quick nod to his family, Dontey Remone Pannell of Pocket Road in Hurt entered the Pittsylvania County Circuit courtroom Tuesday morning for the final phase of a year and a half of legal wrangling.
Source: Chatham Star-Tribune    Date: November 19, 2014

Clover Hill students charged in fight that police used Taser to stop (Chesterfield County, VA): Four Clover Hill High School students are facing assault charges stemming from a fight early Tuesday that initially involved 15-20 teens and prompted police to use a Taser. All four of the students, ages 15 to 17, have been charged with assault, and three of them also face criminal street gang charges for wearing gang-related garb inside the school.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: November 18, 2014

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