Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Gang member sentenced for killing Cobb father during 2015 robbery (Cobb County, GA): Almost exactly two years after a Mableton father was shot to death, one of his gang-affiliated killers was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 21, 2017

Two arrested in gang-related attack (Statesboro, GA): Statesboro police arrested two teens on outstanding warrants Tuesday stemming from a Sept. 5 attack on a victim at the local public library.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: September 20, 2017

Fifth suspected ‘Zohannon’ gang member charged in burglaries (Columbus, GA): A fifth suspected member of the “Zohannon” gang was arrested Wednesday for suspected involvement in a series of residential burglaries, Columbus police said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 20, 2017

Alleged gang member indicted on murder charge (Baldwin County, GA): A 22-year-old local alleged gang member currently held without bond on murder and other charges was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury Tuesday.
Source: The Union-Recorder    Date: September 20, 2017

Getting to the root of crime in Columbus (Columbus, GA): Mayor Teresa Tomlinson tells News 3 at least 12 of the 26 murders this year are considered gang related. Columbus Police also believe some of the murders are due to retaliation.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: September 19, 2017

Gang member admitted to burglarizing 3 north Columbus homes in same day, police say (Columbus, GA): An 18-year-old accused of being a “Zo’ Hannon” gang member allegedly admitted to committing three July 24 burglaries at north Columbus homes, according to testimony Tuesday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 19, 2017

Savannah teen in fatal Sunday shooting held on probation violation (Savannah, GA): A judge on Monday ordered a 16-year-old self-proclaimed gang member detained for violating an earlier probation in wake of an early Sunday shooting in which the victim died.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: September 18, 2017

Three Gangster Disciples members arrested in July shooting at Club Fetish, police say (Columbus, GA): Columbus police have arrested three of the four alleged Gangster Disciple gang members accused of firing shots at bouncers July 4 following a dispute in Club Fetish.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 15, 2017

Supreme Court rules against 2 Moultrie murderers (Atlanta, GA): The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld murder conviction and life prison sentence for Demetrius Daniels, and Tobias Thomas, of Colquitt Co.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: September 13, 2017

56 murder defendants at Muscogee County Jail. ‘Nobody kills by themselves anymore’ (Columbus, GA): As homicides continue to proliferate on the streets of Columbus, the violence is not only impacting residential neighborhoods. The Muscogee County Jail is now packed with an unprecedented number of murder defendants —56 to be exact.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 9, 2017

Gangster Disciples is largest street gang in Columbus, according to police, sheriff (Columbus, GA): To understand the extent of the gang problem in Columbus, the first place to look is the Muscogee County Jail. On Wednesday, about 400 of the 1,066 inmates in the facility were validated members of one street gang or another, Sheriff Donna Tompkins said this week.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: September 7, 2017

Two teens charged with murder in Crips gang-related slaying (Marietta, GA): Two teenagers are in custody and facing murder charges for their alleged roles in a fatal Marietta gang-related shooting last month.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: September 6, 2017

Public safety officials: Gang violence on the rise in Columbus (Columbus, GA): “I believe that we do have a gang issue in Columbus," says Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman. But Countryman says the real question we should be addressing is 'How do we fix this problem?' Countryman has been in public safety for nearly 28 years, but he says the recent crime and gang issue in Columbus is getting out of hand.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: September 6, 2017

Henry County authorities unite to derail gang activity (Henry County, GA): School has been in full swing for nearly six weeks and students may have new friends in their social circles and new fashions in their closets. Parents should be aware, though, that some changes may be red flags for gang activity.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: September 5, 2017

LPD fights gangs with prevention (LaGrange, GA): During a recent meeting of the LaGrange City Council, several citizens stepped forward and asked what is being done by the city to keep children out of gangs. One of the central points of discussion was what efforts the city and the LaGrange Police Department are making to stop gangs through prevention, community outreach and education.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: September 4, 2017

Bloods leader receives 25 years in prison (Brunswick, GA): Calvin Duane Lewis, accused leader of the Rollin’ 20s — the local set of the Bloods street gang — received 25 years in prison Monday for his role in the gang’s drug trafficking conspiracy and associated crimes.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: August 28, 2017

Columbus detectives arrest two teenage burglary suspects, clearing 6 cases (Columbus, GA): Two teenagers are in Muscogee County Jail after police say they were caught Wednesday connected to five home burglaries and one stolen vehicle case.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: August 25, 2017

Alleged gang members charged in burglary ring after police chase ends with crash (Columbus, GA): Two men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly fleeing Columbus police in a in stolen SUV used in five residential burglaries, authorities said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: August 25, 2017

Reporting crimes to officers makes for a safer community (Dothan, GA): Communicating is one of the main ways police officers are able to solve crimes they often ask for help from you through social media and even through our broadcasts.
Source: DothanFirst    Date: August 25, 2017

Man gets life sentence for 2016 murder (Troup County, GA) : Jerry Carston was found guilty of murder Thursday at Troup County Superior Court, according to assistant district attorney James Powers. The court sentenced him to life plus 45 years for a shooting that happened in 2016.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: August 25, 2017

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