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Woman accused of giving contraband to suspected gang members in jail (Macon, GA): A woman has been arrested after she gave contraband to inmates at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. We're told on more than one occasion, 40-year-old Staci Castleberry tried to smuggle in tobacco, cell phones, and prayer oil. She's also accused of giving these items to Mafia gang members.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: January 8, 2016

Shootings cases doubled in 2015 (Milledgeville, GA): In 2015, local law enforcement agencies saw an increase in homicides and shootings, as well as a sudden rash of gang-related assaults within a three month span. The number of shooting incidents doubled compared to 2014. “Throughout the year, especially during the second half of the year, we certainly saw a spike in violent crime,” said Capt. Brad King, lead detective at the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
Source: The Union-Recorder    Date: January 6, 2016

Four alleged gang members face drug charges (Statesboro, GA): A call about a domestic disturbance on New Year's Eve led local law enforcement officers to the discovery of several drugs at an off-campus apartment near Georgia Southern University.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: January 5, 2016

Cobb Police improvement plan on track with renewed emphasis on gang activity (Marietta, GA): For the new year, the Cobb Police Department is planning to hire another 40 officers for a cost of about $2.7 million to its 652 police force. It also plans to allocate more resources to fighting gang activity after the district attorney’s office saw its gang-related cases double since 2013.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: January 3, 2016

Athens gang member facing murder charge sentenced for domestic violence (Athens, GA): An Athens gang member who is facing a murder charge in DeKalb County was recently sent to prison upon being convicted of a domestic violence charge in Clarke County Superior Court.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: December 31, 2015

Slaying of Macon teen, other killings spur call to end violence (Macon, GA): Sunday was a call to action from Pastor Antonie Walker of Grace Corner Church in Macon. His nearly 200-member church at 5511 Bloomfield Road is a about two miles away from the Linwood Drive home where 14-year-old Ta'shuntis "Tootie" Roberts was killed in a gang-related, drive-by shooting Dec. 13. Two other violent killings have taken place since the freshman at Southwest High School was slain.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: December 20, 2015

Athens police taking hard line against gangs; gang task force formed and specialized unit planned (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Scott Freeman is making good on his vow to crack down on illegal gang activity after the death three weeks ago of an innocent bystander caught in a gang shootout.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: December 19, 2015

5th and final defendant pleads guilty in Cobb gang shootings (Cobb County, GA): The fifth and final defendant in a pair of gang retaliation shootings in a Kennesaw subdivision has pleaded guilty. The Cobb County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that 21-year-old Brian Joshua McCary pleaded guilty Thursday to eight counts of violation of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: December 14, 2015

Alleged Athens gang member facing trial for drive-by shooting death arrested for violating bond conditions (Athens, GA): An alleged Athens gang member who is about to go on trial for allegedly murdering an associate of a rival gang was arrested Friday for violating the conditions of the bond he posted to get out of jail.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: December 14, 2015

Sheriff: Fatal south Macon shooting gang-related (Macon, GA): Bibb County sheriff's investigators said Monday they believe the shooting that killed a 14-year-old girl Sunday is gang related.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: December 14, 2015

One year later: Deadly Macon nightclub shooting (Macon, GA): Nearly one year ago, three people died after a shootout at Wings Cafe on Bloomfield Drive. District Attorney David Cooke says the ten men charged in the deadly shootout face charges ranging from murder and aggravated assault to street gang terrorism. Investigators believe the December 12th incident took place due to a clash between the Blacc and Crip gangs.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: December 11, 2015

Mother: Albany shooting was gang-related (Albany, GA): A South Albany man is recovering after being shot over the weekend at a party. The victim's mother thinks the shooting was gang related and she wants to take action to prevent gang violence.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: December 10, 2015

Woman pleads guilty to pimping out teen girl in Macon gang prostitution case (Macon, GA): Navon Johnson was 15 years old in 2007 when someone was fatally shot in Jones County after she and a group of her family members drove there to retrieve a cousin's belongings.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: December 10, 2015

Police round up suspected Athens gang members after deadly gun battle (Athens, GA): Though no one has yet to be charged with a recent gang-related homicide, Athens-Clarke County police are working around the clock to solve the crime and continue to arrest suspected gang members as they investigate the killing and several drive-by shootings that preceded it.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: December 4, 2015

Three alleged gang members indicted (Floyd County, GA): Three men, including one convicted murderer, have been indicted in connection with an incident at the Floyd County Jail in September of this year. They are accused of saying to the victim, “We Bloods. This is what we do. We’re going to kill you fool.”
Source: WRGA News    Date: December 4, 2015

Police: Innocent bystander killed in Athens gang shootout; police chief says combating gang violence is priority (Athens, GA): An innocent bystander who was shot to death in west Athens over the weekend was the second person to die as a result of a local gang war, Athens-Clarke County police confirmed on Tuesday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: December 1, 2015

Gang member, baby killer: ‘I know what I did was wrong’ (DeKalb County, GA): The hail of bullets had finally stopped. Tanyika Smith, hiding in a bathtub, her baby cradled in her arms, looked down at 9-month-old KenDarious, who smiled back, briefly. “Then I saw the blood coming out of his nose,” said the young mother, fighting through tears. “I saw the hole in the back of his shirt. I said, ‘Mama, they’ve killed Baby June.’”
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 30, 2015

Halloween drive-by shooting suspect linked to gang activity (Conyers, GA): One of the suspects in the Halloween drive-by shooting outside a south Rockdale County neighborhood has now been charged with gang activity in connection with the crime.
Source: Newton Citizen    Date: November 30, 2015

Athens gang war spills over county lines (Athens, GA): An Athens gang war that has already claimed one life locally has spread over the border to neighboring Madison County, where one of several recent gang-related drive-by shootings was reported.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: November 28, 2015

Milledgeville shooting death just latest in string of drive-by shootings (Milledgeville, GA): A 26-year-old was shot and killed Tuesday night in Milledgeville, marking the second death in more than 20 gang-related shootings since June.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: November 25, 2015

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