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Newport News murder suspect letter confiscated in jail (Newport News, VA): A man charged in a Newport News homicide has reached out for a second time from his jail cell to encourage a crime, police say. Xan Williams, 20, is charged with killing Tyrone Frink on June 28, 2012. Frink, 25, was found at 11:50 p.m. struck by multiple bullets on 33rd Street and Madison Avenue.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 24, 2014

Prosecutors fought back against 99-Goon Syndicate with old gang laws (Charlottesville, VA): On February 6, in a timbered area near the Goochland County line, police officers found the body of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick. It was a crime that sent shock waves through Central Virginia.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: July 21, 2014

Newport News man convicted in connection to gang-related slayings, other charges (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury of several charges in connection to gang-related slayings in 2009 and other charges.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 17, 2014

Fourth suspect charged in Middlesex shooting (Middlesex County, VA): Another suspect has been charged in the double shooting in Middlesex County on July 5, according to police. According to the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office, the fourth suspect, Kendrick Jarrell, 27, of Shacklefords, was arrested July 10 and charged with malicious wounding and street gang participation in a predicate criminal act.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 15, 2014

Update: Hampton jury finds man guilty of homicide (Hampton, VA): Getting members of a local street gang to turn on one another was the key to making arrests in the homicide of Thomas Needam III, a detective testified Thursday. "Everything fit like a puzzle, the only thing that didn't fit was who fired the gun," Hampton Police Detective John Baer testified.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 11, 2014

Court testimony: Accused Hampton gang leader's order preceded homicide (Hampton, VA): Prosecutors said Wednesday that though Shavis Holloman didn't pull the trigger in 2010, he used his position as a gang leader to cause the homicide of a Hampton man.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 10, 2014

FBI lists more than 90 gangs in Virginia (Roanoke, VA): The FBI reports there are 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members criminally active in the U.S. The State of Virginia is no exception. Gene Ballance, the Vice President of the Virginia Gang Investigators Association says gangs and gang members are everywhere.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: July 10, 2014

Roanoke Police, residents talk about gangs (Roanoke, VA): Gangs are something Virginia has been working to fight for years. The topic recently surfaced again in our region after investigators say members of the 99 Goon Syndikate, which is affiliated with the Bloods street gang, were involved in the gang-related slaying of reserve Virginia police officer Kevin Quick.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: July 10, 2014

Newport News man sentenced to life in prison for gang-related slaying (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man received a life prison sentence Thursday in connection to a May 2009 gang-related slaying and other activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 26, 2014

Newport News summer job program targets troubled teens (Newport News, VA): Newport News police are investigating a shooting in the southeast area of the city involving a 17-year-old male. Over the weekend, a 19-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in the same neighborhood. Police believe many of the shootings in the community area gang-related. As part of Mayor McKinley Prices' anti-gang initiative, a summer job program will start accepting applications Friday.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: June 25, 2014

Graffiti has neighbors concered about gangs (Harrisonburg, VA): Carla Burrill has lived in Harrisonburg all of her life and is shocked to hear that graffiti that was found on West Wolfe Street in Harrisonburg, could be the work of gangs.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: June 19, 2014

Forum focuses on gang violence in Hampton, Newport News (Newport News, VA): About 200 gang members are concentrated in a section of Southeast Newport News that's less than half a square mile, a violence prevention strategist said at a town hall forum on Thursday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 5, 2014

Extradited MS-13 member gets 35-year sentence (Alexandria, VA): A member of the MS-13 street gang who was extradited from El Salvador to the U.S. to face charges has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for an attempted murder.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: May 23, 2014

County not immune to gang-related crime (Goochland, VA): Addressing a crowd during a press conference on May 16, shortly after eight individuals with gang ties were indicted in connection with the murder of Waynesboro Reserve Police Capt. Kevin Quick, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo didn't mince words.
Source: The Goochland Gazette    Date: May 22, 2014

Nine face federal indictments in Capt. Quick murder case (Charlottesville, VA): Nine people now face federal charges in relation to being involved in a violent gang connected to the kidnapping and murder of Captain Kevin Quick. Authorities say the new charges highlight a growing problem in Virginia: gangs doing business where you'd least expect them.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: May 16, 2014

Nine Trey gang members sentenced to prison (Alexandria, VA): Three Nine Trey gang members were sentenced to prison terms in Virginia federal courts this week. "These defendants and their fellow gang members threatened the safety of our communities by committing acts of violence, dealing drugs, and dehumanizing women through prostitution by force and coercion," U.S. Attorney Dana Boente said.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: May 16, 2014

Police arrest five in Manassas street gang crack down (Manassas, VA): Manassas police have arrested five people affiliated with the Bloods street gang -- including a 15-year-old boy -- on 94 charges ranging from rape to robbery.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: May 12, 2014

Any U.S. prison would consider Pannell a gang member, gang expert testifies (Pittsylvania County, VA): Gary Cloure is sure that any prison in the United States would label Dontey Ramone Pannell a gang member based on the paraphernalia found in Pannell's home, his tattoos and pictures of him "throwing up" gang signs.
Source:     Date: May 6, 2014

Chatham jury gets gang-related case (Chatham, VA): Dontey Ramone Pannell sat silent for two days in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court and listened as witnesses either called him a murder-plotting gangster or a devoted father, son and brother who would never entertain the idea of being in a gang.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: May 6, 2014

Fifth alleged gang member nabbed in Waynesboro (Waynesboro, VA): Police said a man arrested Friday in Waynesboro is associated with the Sureno 13 street gang. The Waynesboro Police Department said Solomon Zavala Perez, 35, had been an ongoing target for the department in its investigation of the gang.
Source: The News Leader    Date: April 29, 2014

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