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Augusta Bar Owner Charged With Assault, Illegal Street Gang Activity (Augusta, GA): The owner of a downtown Augusta bar is facing charges for his alleged role in a fight at another local bar. Adrian Estrada is charged with Aggravated Battery and Unlawful Street Gang Activity.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: March 4, 2016

Drive-by shootings in Milledgeville continue (Milledgeville, GA): Two gunmen fired nine shots into a Baldwin County gas station and injured one woman. Vonsheetra Gibson became the latest victim of Milledgeville's drive-by shootings around 9 p.m. Wednesday as she checked out at the Jet Foods gas station on Irwinton Road.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: March 3, 2016

Crips gang member convicted in shooting death of rapper ‘Yung Teddy’ (Cobb County, GA): A west coast gang member who goes by two different names received a 19 year sentence Wednesday after taking a plea deal for a 2013 murder, Cobb County officials said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 2, 2016

2 Bloods members get life without parole in DeKalb teen’s death (DeKalb County, GA): Two high-ranking Bloods gang members were sentenced to life without parole Monday after a jury found them guilty of beating, shooting and killing a 19-year-old man as a form of gang discipline, according to a spokeswoman for DeKalb District Attorney Robert James.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 1, 2016

Macon paralegal indicted, accused of smuggling drugs, phones to jailed gang member (Macon, GA): A Macon paralegal accused of smuggling contraband into the Bibb County jail was indicted Tuesday on multiple gang and contraband charges.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 1, 2016

Crime stats show mixed bag (LaGrange, GA): Violent crime rates rose slightly in LaGrange from 2014 to 2015, but have dropped by more than a third over a 20-year period, according to the city’s recently released annual public safety report.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 29, 2016

Third Suspect Arrested in Alleged Lawrenceville Gang Hit (Lawrenceville, GA): A third man that police say was involved in a gang hit ordered from behind prison bars has been arrested.
Source: Lawrenceville Patch    Date: February 29, 2016

3rd arrest made in gang-related Gwinnett homicide (Gwinnett County, GA): The third suspect in a gang-related homicide in an upscale Gwinnett County neighborhood has been arrested. Online records show Durell Leeshon Lewis, 25, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail Friday evening on charges including two counts of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and participation in gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 27, 2016

The Crime Next Door: Gangs no longer just a city problem (Cobb County, GA): The numbers will shock you. In the U.S., an estimated 1.4 million people are criminally active gang members according to the FBI. That's more people than are actively serving in the U.S. military. And experts say there are thousands more that law enforcement simply do not know about.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: February 26, 2016

Suspect in LaGrange apartment robbery appears in Troup County court (LaGrange, GA): One of the men accused of robbing a couple at gunpoint inside their apartment made his first appearance Thursday morning in Troup County Magistrate Court.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 26, 2016

House votes to stiffen penalties for gang activity (DeKalb County, GA): Prisoners who use cell phones to conduct gang activity would face a minimum 5 year sentence after the Georgia House voted Wednesday to stiffen penalties to combat organized crime.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 24, 2016

Gwinnett police arrest 2, seek 1 in gang-related homicide (Gwinnett County, GA): Police say a shooting in an upscale Gwinnett County neighborhood was a gang-related homicide. Two men are in custody and one more suspect is sought for the Nov. 24 murder of Jeffery Anderson, 25, Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 24, 2016

Testimony: $500 the motive for inmate gang boss who ordered Lawrenceville hit job (Lawrenceville, GA): In a Georgia prison, longtime inmate Gordon Evans allegedly had a smuggled cell phone, a Facebook account and, most important, the power to take care of enemies of his gang within and well beyond the prison walls.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: February 24, 2016

GBI: 200 cops looking for members of Mayfield drug gang in Northeast Georgia (Toccoa, GA): The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday afternoon it has begun a roundup of 27 suspects who are members and suppliers for the Horace Mayfield drug trafficking organization.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: February 17, 2016

Former prison guard with reputed local gang member at time of arrest (Milledgeville, GA): A former state prison guard indicted on criminal charges last week in one of the biggest corruption cases in Georgia prison history was planning to party with a reputed gang member at the time he was arrested at a Milledgeville hotel last November, The Union-Recorder has learned.
Source: The Union-Recorder    Date: February 16, 2016

Gang suspects face gun, drug charges (LaGrange, GA): Four men who police said have gang ties were arrested just after midnight Saturday during a traffic stop at Brown and Smoot streets. According to a police report, all the men inside the car were known members or associates of the Bloods criminal street gang.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 15, 2016

Athens gang drive-by murder case ends with plea bargains (Athens, GA): The trial for two purported gang members accused of participating in a drive-by shooting that killed an Athens teenager ended this week before it ever began.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: February 12, 2016

Triggerman in fatal Athens gang-related drive-by shooting cops plea, gets 10-year prison sentence (Athens, GA): The accused triggerman in a purported gang-related drive-by shooting that killed a teenager in west Athens two years ago has copped a plea to lesser charges and received a sentence of 10 years in prison.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: February 11, 2016

UPDATE: 7 Athens gang members arrested in probe of innocent bystander's homicide; reward for killer upped to $10K (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County police this weekend charged seven members of rival street gangs in connection with the killing of an innocent bystander during a shootout two months ago. None of the suspects were directly linked to the death of 23-year-old Breana Blackwell.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: February 2, 2016

Six arrests made, gang charges filed against smash and grab suspects (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta Police charged six suspects they say were part of a string of smash and grabs across metro Atlanta.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: January 29, 2016

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