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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

Police: Brother, another gang member charged in teen's murder (Roswell, GA): Roswell Police announced the arrests of 2 alleged gang members Wednesday in the murder of a 17-year-old, including the brother of the victim, in what they call a case of mistaken identity.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: February 14, 2017

Gang suspect extradited to Augusta (Augusta, GA): A suspect in a gang-related investigation reported last month has been extradited to Richmond County.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: February 14, 2017

Baldwin County sees dip in drive-by shootings (Milledgeville, GA): The City of Milledgeville and Baldwin County have suffered more than 60 gang-related drive-by shootings since July 2015. Now there hasn't been a string of them for several months, but is this nightmare finally over?
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: February 14, 2017

Alleged gang member shot in east Athens was suspect in previous shooting (Athens, GA): The young man shot multiple times in east Athens last month was a purported gang member who allegedly provoked the shooting by trying to rob drugs from the shooting suspect.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: February 14, 2017

Savannah crime stats for January show drop in violent crime (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham police released the year-to-date crime numbers for their jurisdiction earlier this week, noting a rise in homicides in January 2017 compared to last year, but a 17 percent drop in violent crime overall.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: February 10, 2017

Gang case underscores presence of gangs in schools (Cobb County, GA): Following the guilty pleas entered by three young men for their part of robbing a Dollar General store at gun point, the Cobb County District Attorney says the case highlights a sobering reality for the community: gangs are present in schools, no matter where you live.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: February 10, 2017

Three gang members plead guilty to armed robbery (Cobb County, GA) : Three Cobb County men pleaded guilty to armed robbery, violating the street gang act, and aggravated assault in a court Thursday morning.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: February 9, 2017

DA: 3 with gang ties get prison time for armed robbery (Cobb County, GA): Three Powder Springs men associated with the Bloods gang will spend time in prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery, aggravated assault and gang charges related to the 2015 robbery of a Dollar General store, according to the Cobb District Attorney’s office.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: February 9, 2017

Local law enforcement crack down on gang activity on both sides of the river (Savannah, GA): Law enforcement on both sides of the Savannah River have cracked down on gang activity and made a number of arrests in 2017. On Jan. 18, seventeen alleged gang members of the LOE gang were indicted in Richmond County.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: February 8, 2017

City crime rate dropped in 2016, but gangs persist (Brunswick, GA): Brunswick’s overall crime rate dropped in 2016 for the second straight year, but the persistence of organized crime in the form of street gangs continues to be a big problem in the city, Brunswick Police Chief Kevin Jones said.
Source: The News    Date: February 5, 2017

DA’s office takes aim at alleged gang leaders, members (LaGrange, GA): Alleged members of the local Bloods criminal street gang are facing numerous charges for crimes throughout Troup County. The document contains at least 11 defendants and 38 criminal charges – though not every person listed in the indictment is charged in all of the counts.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 2, 2017

Members of ‘Ghostface Gangsters’ arrested with drugs, guns (LaGrange, GA): Three people who allegedly align themselves with the Ghostface Gangsters’ criminal street gang remain behind bars in the Troup County jail.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: February 1, 2017

Gang member gets 20 years for armed robbery (Newnan, GA): A suspected gang member is now heading to prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery. In a negotiated plea, Judge Travis Sakrison sentenced Marquez Bernard Smith to 40 years with a minimum of 20 years in prison for armed robbery and two counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: January 29, 2017

Sheriff’s office asks citizens to report any warning signs (Jones County, GA): Investigators with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department are looking into possible gang activity in portions of the county because of a recent increase in crime and concerns of citizens.
Source: The Jones County News    Date: January 27, 2017

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