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Gangs, insufficient staffing plague troubled Tennessee private prison, state audit finds (Hartsville, TN): Staffing and vacancy data at the largest private prison in Tennessee cannot be trusted, according to a scathing state audit that raises new questions about oversight of a quarter-billion dollar contract.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: November 13, 2017

Death of a witness: A man saw his nephew killed but was murdered before he could testify (Memphis, TN): Robert Pollard Jr. was recently shot to death in South Memphis, and his grieving parents said it happened after an argument over stolen lawncare equipment escalated out of control.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: November 5, 2017

Fourth gang member in 2013 East Knoxville homicide sentenced to life in prison (Knoxville, TN): A gang member involved in a 2013 East Knoxville homicide was sentenced to life in prison Friday. Quantavious Williams, a member of the Rollin 20s Crips street gang, was convicted for the first-degree murder of 52-year-old Jack Hutchins Jr., a father of eight and a local handyman.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: November 3, 2017

Gang member gets 25 years for murder (Memphis, TN): A 21-year-old man has plead guilty to the 2016 to the 2016 shooting death of a rival gang member following a dispute on a North Memphis street corner.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: November 1, 2017

Trial in deadly Knoxville shooting underway (Knoxville, TN): The trial for a suspect in a deadly Knoxville shooting began Monday afternoon. A jury was selected for the trial against Quantavious Williams. Williams is accused in the shooting death of Jack Hutchin, Jr. back in 2013. Police believe the shooting was part of a gang initiation.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: October 30, 2017

DA on Mafia Insane Vice Lords Gang: "We will keep chasing them and shutting them down" (Knoxville, TN): The remaining members of the Mafia Insane Vice Lords Gang were convicted in a heroin conspiracy case prosecuted under the RICO statute Monday, according to a representative with DA Charme Allen's office.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: October 16, 2017

Knox County DA: Mafia Insane Vice Lords gang dismantled after convictions (Knoxville, TN): A Knox County gang was dismantled after the District Attorney obtained convictions against remaining members.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: October 16, 2017

4 alleged gang members arrested as drug investigation ends at Goodlettsville motel (Goodlettsville, TN): A multi-month drug investigation ended at a Goodlettsville motel Tuesday with the arrest of four alleged gang members out of Detroit, Michigan.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: October 12, 2017

Police: 25 criminals arrested in initiative to combat gangs in Nashville (Nashville, TN): Metro Police said 25 people were arrested last weekend as part of an initiative focusing on combating crimes and improving quality of life in parts of Nashville.
Source: WZTV FOX 17    Date: October 11, 2017

Homicide victim was set for trial in gang-related heroin conspiracy case (Knoxville, TN): A man killed in a Tuesday night shooting in Northwest Knoxville was among nine defendants set for trial next week in an alleged gang-related heroin conspiracy, court records show.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: October 11, 2017

Nashville gang member sentenced for lying to grand jury (Nashville, TN): A Nashville gang member was sentenced last week to five years in prison for lying to a grand jury. Keno Deandre Lane, 25, pleaded guilty earlier this year to lying to a grand jury, obstructing justice and being an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: October 10, 2017

US Attorney: Known gang member sentenced to 12 years on drug offenses (Jackson, TN): A man authorities say is a known gang member has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison on drug offenses.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: September 28, 2017

Madison Co. sheriff blames school fight on gang activity (Jackson, TN): Investigators are calling a fight that broke out at a local school gang related, and now they want to bring awareness to gang activity in the area.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: September 26, 2017

Sheriff Mehr blames gang activity for Liberty Tech fight (Jackson, TN): According to Madison County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tom Mapes, one juvenile was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following what law enforcement is calling a gang fight at Liberty Technology Magnet High School.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: September 23, 2017

Chattanooga police talk pensions, gangs with city council (Chattanooga, TN): The council also took a tour of gang member mindsets in a presentation by Sgt. Joshua May, coordinator of the police department's anti-gang efforts. When it comes to understanding what drives young people to join gangs, May said, it means suspending rationality and seeing how gangs can fill needs not met at home, school or anywhere else.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 20, 2017

Bloods gang member sentenced after selling cocaine to undercover officer (Knoxville, TN): On September 14, Rashan Lateef Jordan, 36, was convicted of sale and delivery of cocaine over .5 grams in a drug free childcare zone. During the trial, it was stated that Jordan sold an undercover officer 22 grams of cocaine.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: September 14, 2017

Man gets 24 years in gang-related homicide (Jackson, TN): Trimon Pruitt was sentenced Monday to serve 24 years at the Tennessee Department of Correction after a jury convicted him last month of second-degree murder in the December 2015 shooting death of Tony Willoughby.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: September 11, 2017

Gang Member Involved In 2 Prior Shootings Sent To Prison After Being Caught With Gun While On Probation (Chattanooga, TN): A gang member involved in two prior shootings has been ordered to serve an eight-year sentence in state prison. Rodrick Demichael McGee, 19, had been out on probation until he was caught with a loaded gun during a warrant roundup on March 15.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: September 8, 2017

There’s a North Nashville gang parents want their boys to join (Nashville, TN): There is a gang in North Nashville that most parents with troubled young boys may want their son to join. Leaders in North Nashville hope to change lives and fight back against teen crime with a special program. It’s called Gentlemen and Not Gangsters (G.A.N.G).
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: August 31, 2017

New Tennessee law adds additional years in prison for Knoxville gang member, felon (Knoxville, TN): A man who was on probation for attempted murder was sentenced to 20 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a handgun. Antonio Dewayne Sivels, 31, pled guilty in court Tuesday, according to Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen’s Office. ex.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: August 29, 2017

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