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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

Student threatened to join gang while walking home (Memphis, TN): A Booker T. Washington student was threatened with a gun to join a gang while walking home from school, police said. The victim told officers he was in the school resource class when one of the suspects approached him. The suspect put an orange bandana in the victims face and claimed to be a Crip.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: August 18, 2017

Alleged gang member wanted for violent crimes found hiding in bedroom closet (Memphis, TN): An alleged gang member wanted for a number of violent crimes, including attempted murder, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Friday.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: August 18, 2017

Two dozen arrested in overnight crime, gang sweep (Jackson, TN): A multi-jurisdictional police sweep in West Tennessee targeted violent crime and gang activity overnight, resulting in two dozen arrests throughout the area.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: August 17, 2017

Chattanooga councilwoman shares info about private meeting with gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police have used gang call-ins for years as a way to convince participants to turn away from violence. For the sake of safety, and to encourage gang members to show up, police have insisted that access is restricted.
Source: FOX Chattanooga    Date: August 14, 2017

City holds first VRI call-in since Mayor announces Roddy as Chief (Chattanooga, TN): The violence has to end, that was the message at Thursday evening’s VRI meeting. Speakers echoed that message to a group of men, known for being involved in various gangs around Chattanooga.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: August 11, 2017

12 gang members indicted for string of pharmacy robberies (Memphis, TN): Twelve gang members were indicted on Friday for breaking into multiple pharmacies across the Mid-South. It was a crime encouraged by "The Concrete Cartel," which is one of the gangs believed to be involved.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: August 11, 2017

Validated gang member shot dead, ID'ed (Chattanooga, TN): A check on a suspicious car near the railroad tracks on Lightfoot Mill Road leads to the discovery of a man's body, Tuesday night. Chattanooga police say 23-year-old Deonte' James was found shot to death, inside of the vehicle.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: August 9, 2017

FBI joins search for Most Wanted man out of Tennessee (Nashville, TN): The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the search for a man on Tennessee’s Top 10 Most Wanted list. Brandon Bradford is wanted for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: August 8, 2017

Memphis teen beaten and hospitalized after refusing to join a gang (Memphis, TN): A Memphis teen is recovering after being attacked and beaten for refusing to join a gang.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: August 7, 2017

Gang member sentenced to federal prison for gun, drug crimes in East Nashville (Nashville, TN): Metro Nashville Police said a Bloods street gang member was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison this week for a series of gun and drug crimes.
Source: FOX 17 News    Date: August 3, 2017

Accused gunman in deadly 2015 shooting awaits verdict (Jackson, TN): A Madison County jury began deliberations Wednesday following a two-day trial for an accused gunman facing a first-degree murder charge.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: August 2, 2017

Tennessee's highest ranking Gangster Disciple Byron Purdy pleads in RICO case (Jackson, TN): A high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in an ongoing RICO case in federal court in Jackson.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: August 1, 2017

Trial begins for accused gunman charged with first-degree murder (Jackson, TN): Opening statements began Tuesday for the trial of Trimon Pruitt, who is accused in the December 2015 shooting death of Tony Willoughby near Allenton Heights Apartment Complex in midtown Jackson.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: August 1, 2017

Murfreesboro gang activity on the rise; Younger kids targeted (Murfreeesboro, TN): Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation but with growth come other unwanted issues. “Growth is good most of the time, but also you have your problems that come with it,” said longtime Murfreesboro resident Goldy Wade.
Source: WKRN.com     Date: July 29, 2017

To stop the rise of gang violence, a community response is needed, panel says (Murfreesboro, TN): Law enforcement, clergymen, educators and lawmakers gathered with members of the community Saturday afternoon at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: July 29, 2017

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