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Members of 3 separate gangs given prison terms (LaGrange, GA): Four gang members will each spend several years in state penitentiaries for their roles in various crimes around Troup County. The men, who are part of different gangs, were sentenced earlier this month in a Troup County Superior Courtroom by Judge Emory Palmer.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 25, 2017

Alleged shooter jailed in gang-related Gwinnett assaults (Gwinnett County, GA): A second suspect has been charged with gang activity and 10 counts of aggravated assault in connection with a February incident. Yan Mario Hernandez-Castillo is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 24, 2017

Alleged gang members arrested, weapons found (LaGrange, GA): A routine traffic stop at the intersection of Boulevard and Green Streets led to the arrests of two alleged gang members Tuesday afternoon. A LaGrange police officer smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana in the vehicle while it was pulled over, a police report stated.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 23, 2017

APD works with community to prevent gang violence, involvement (Albany, GA): Albany Police Department is working with the community to prevent gang violence and involvement. According to authorities, giving kids tips on gang behaviors and the consequences of being in a gang could help prevent them from joining.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: March 23, 2017

Officials: Man in Georgia human trafficking case forced tattoos on victims (Atlanta, GA): A Georgia man forced women he held at a million-dollar mansion to get gang-related tattoos, collected all the money they made at a strip club and threatened them if they wanted to leave, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: March 23, 2017

Rival gangs exchange gunfire, injuring 3 outside West End mall (Atlanta, GA): Investigators believe an argument inside The Mall West End spilled outside Friday afternoon and ended with shots exchanged between rival gang members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 17, 2017

Gwinnett gang member jailed on 10 aggravated assault charges (Gwinnett County, GA): A self-proclaimed gang member is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center on 10 aggravated assault charges, records show.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 15, 2017

Gang activity increasing in Augusta area (Augusta, GA): After several recent incidents involving gangs in the Augusta-area, local authorities agree on one thing: gang activity is increasing and becoming a growing problem.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: March 11, 2017

Warrants: Suspected human trafficker had connection to Gangster Disciples (Sandy Springs, GA): In new documents just released by officials, police officers detail links between a suspected human trafficker to the well-known Atlanta gang, Gangster Disciples.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: March 10, 2017

Three purported gang members indicted in January shooting (Clarke County, GA): A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted three purported members of the Bloods street gang for a shooting in January for which the alleged victim exacted retribution three days later by shooting one of the alleged gangsters multiple times.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: March 9, 2017

13 Savannah gang members busted in End Gun Violence initiative (Savannah, GA): The Savannah-Chatham police department, along with partners from federal, state and local levels, announced the arrest Friday of 13 individuals affiliated with the Gangster Disciples gang.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: March 3, 2017

Combating Metro Atlanta's gang problem (Atlanta, GA): The "Bloods" gang has a hold on Gwinnett County and the issues don't stop there: It's becoming a problem more and more metro neighborhoods are dealing with. Law enforcement says gangs in the suburbs have become a massive problem that can no longer be ignored. In a ride-along with CBS46, an officer says the members of the gangs are getting younger and younger.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: February 28, 2017

Sheriff’s Office implements Gang Suppression Unit (McDonough, GA): The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a new department created to tackle gang activities in the county. Sheriff Keith McBrayer announced Tuesday the creation of the Gang Suppression Unit based on increasing levels of gang activity identified over the past few months in Henry County.
Source: Henry Herald    Date: February 28, 2017

Police: Gang crackdown working in Ashburn (Ashburn, GA): People in one South Georgia city said they feel safer after several years of dangerous gangs. Ashburn Police started a gang crackdown over the past few years when people in the community raised concerns.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: February 24, 2017

Columbus police seek ‘Bloods’ gang member on felony charges (Columbus, GA): The Columbus Police Department is seeking leads from the public on the location of Dontrel Marquis Harper, a member of the “Bloods” street gang.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: February 22, 2017

Gwinnett cops arrest 22 in months-long gang investigation (Gwinnett County, GA): Gwinnett County police on Tuesday announced 22 arrests from a two-month-long gang investigation that also involved state and federal agencies. The investigation, called “Operation Water Hazard,” started after a man was shot in the chest at a duplex in Lawrenceville.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 21, 2017

Local Lawmaker Talks Candidly About Gang Problem in Savannah, Statewide (Savannah, GA): Three people shot, two dead in Yamacraw Village this weekend. Part of a four days violence spree which has everyone anxious and worried. District 162 State Representative Carl Gilliard says this weekend’s shooting was gang related.
Source: WSAV 3 News    Date: February 20, 2017

4 sentenced in McGregor Street murder (LaGrange, GA): Almost two years after Tony Kennedy, 21, was gunned down in an east LaGrange neighborhood, his killers pleaded guilty to the charges against them in a Troup County Superior Courtroom early this week.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 18, 2017

Henry County felons take pleas in gang shooter, wrong-way driver cases (Henry County, GA): Henry County Superior Court this week saw two felony suspects plead guilty to crimes. On Feb. 14, Jamil Hayes, 20, received a 40-year sentence – with 25 of those years to be spent behind bars – in the shooting death of Kelvin Sinkfield in McDonough more than two years ago.
Source: Neighbor News    Date: February 16, 2017

His friend said ‘Don’t shoot,’ but he fired anyway (Macon, GA): Tkyemia Dashawn Watts was with friends, throwing money at strippers at Macon’s Club Status on Feb. 2, 2015, when he noticed a group of people giving him strange looks.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 16, 2017

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