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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

Hinesville man gets life plus 45 years in gang ordered killing in Jesup (Wayne County, GA): A Hinesville man was found guilty of murder and other charges in the shooting death of a drug dealer in Jesup and sentenced to life plus 45 years in prison.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: January 27, 2017

12 teens charged in school fights; some face felonies (Moultrie, GA): To paraphrase the late Rodney Dangerfield, in recent days it seems Colquitt County kids have been going to a fight and seeing a school day break out.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: January 25, 2017

Violent gang activity decreasing in Bibb County (Bibb County, GA): The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says over the last 6 months, they have noticed a decrease in violent gang activity across the county.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: January 24, 2017

Gang leaders face life for Cobb taxi robberies, killing disabled man (Cobb County, GA): Two gang leaders will likely spend the rest of their lives in prison for a pair of Marietta armed robberies, one of which ended in the death of a 22-year-old man who was mentally challenged.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: January 24, 2017

Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina : If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: January 19, 2017

'Stop the Violence' group works to improve high-crime neighborhoods (Valdosta, GA): Dressed in bright blue shirts marked with “Stop the Violence,” members of Citizens Against Violence went into neighborhoods Monday to talk to residents about crime and what they can do to stop it.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times    Date: January 19, 2017

Sheriff’s office tracking 90 street gangs in Augusta (Augusta, GA): 14 people are in jail, 2 are wanted and 1 is being taken into custody after a gang roundup in Augusta this week. 17 total have been indicted on organized crime and street gang charges.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: January 19, 2017

RCSO announces indictment of 17 LOE gang members, 2 remain at large (Augusta, GA): The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced the indictments of 17 members of a gang on Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Richard Roundtree said after a nearly two year investigation the sheriff's office and Richmond County District Attorney's Office were able to connect the gang, identified as LOE or Loyalty Over Everything, to multiple robberies, homicides, drug distribution, firearms violations, witness tampering and bribery.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: January 18, 2017

2 recent deaths gang related (Columbus, GA): We are only 18 days into the New Year and there have already been two suspected gang-related shootings that have taken the lives of two Columbus residents. On January 7th, 22 -year -old Dominique Horton was shot and killed and on Monday 17-year-old Destiny Nelson was shot and killed.
Source: WRBL News 3    Date: January 18, 2017

Juvenile arrested in Newnan Street murder (LaGrange, GA): A 16-year-old is behind bars for his role in a drive-by shooting and murder on Newnan Street. Kouri Kyle Lee, of West Point, was arrested by LaGrange police and charged with nine counts of aggravated assault and two counts of participation in criminal street gang activity, according to LPD Sgt. William Nelson.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: January 13, 2017

Meth dealers, Bloods gang member plead guilty (Brunswick, GA): Her mother brought Amberlie Wright into what evolved into a multi-state methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. Tuesday, the 22-year-old Wright — who has a 3-year-old son and is newly pregnant with her second child — admitted to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of meth during a U.S. District Court hearing in Brunswick.
Source: The News    Date: January 11, 2017

DA: 13 to serve time on gang charges (Cobb County, GA): District Attorney Vic Reynolds said he hopes Cobb County’s streets are a little safer after his office secured 13 guilty pleas from one sting operation. The 13 were members or associates of the street gang known as Good Product Team, and they admitted to crimes including racketeering and trafficking heroin.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: January 10, 2017

2 men with gang ties sought in QT shooting (Chamblee, GA): Two men have been identified as suspects in a recent shooting at a QuikTrip in Chamblee. Leroy Copney and Jilani Bakhari are believed to be involved with the shooting death of 30-year-old Andrew Spencer, Chamblee police spokesman Capt. Ernesto Ford said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: January 3, 2017

Gang related charges for 2 in arrest of 6 in Burglary of Jasper Convenience Store same suspects involved with Fannin Robbery (Pickens County, GA): During the night of January 1st , deputies with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office and Jasper Police Officers arrest 6 individuals for breaking into the Dunn’s Food Mart in Talking Rock Georgia.
Source:    Date: January 3, 2017

Clayton officials: Gangs social-media savvy, transient (Clayton County, GA): When Clayton County police detective Rodney Bryant began tracking gangs seven years ago, they were easy to spot. Gang-bangers wore certain identifiable colors. Grafitti as well as gang symbols, including hand signs, were boldly displayed. They staked their claim in certain parts of the community.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: January 2, 2017

Alleged Savannah gang member defiant, ordered removed from court in death penalty case (Savannah, GA): An alleged Savannah gang member facing a death penalty trial in a September slaying repeatedly refused to identify himself by name in court Friday, ignored the judge’s instructions and twice was ordered to be taken from the courtroom.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: December 30, 2016

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