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Teen charged with gang activity after Meridian shooting (Meridian, MS): A teenager is now charged with gang activity after a shooting that happened a month ago in Meridian. ZyQuan Lemon, 18, is charged with shooting into a vehicle and participating in or conducting gang activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: January 12, 2018

Gang member pleads guilty to federal weapon charge (Jackson, MS): A validated member of the Simon City Royals street gang has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: December 14, 2017

Gang activity blamed for Hattiesburg triple shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Authorities said two street gangs are responsible for a Monday afternoon shooting at the Bonhomie Apartments, where three people were injured and over 70 shots were fired.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 13, 2017

Hattiesburg High School brothers two of eight suspects in triple shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg Police arrested and charged eight suspects after a shooting at the Bonhomie Apartment complex left three people injured. More arrests and charges are pending. One of the suspects arrested, D’Andre Humbles, is a star athlete on Hattiesburg High School's football team.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 12, 2017

2 gang members sentenced in federal drug case (Lincoln County, MS): A Lincoln County man and an Illinois man were sentenced in a federal drug case on Tuesday. Donyale Jerrel Holloway, 37, of Bogue Chitto, and Ennis Montgomery, 48, of Rockford, Illinois, were sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, according to a Wednesday release by U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: December 7, 2017

Facing 30 years in prison, he’s got the highest sentence in meth-trafficking case (Gulfport, MS): A Lucedale felon’s past activities caught up with him when a federal judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison for trafficking meth.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: December 1, 2017

MPD learning new tactics to stop gangs (Meridian, MS): Gang activity continues to be a problem across the country and right here at home. Newscenter 11 spoke with Meridian's police chief to find out how our officers are training to handle the new way gangs are operating in this area.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: November 23, 2017

MPD gang unit attends state gang investigation conference (Biloxi, MS): Investigators with the Meridian Police Department's Gang Unit went to the Gulf Coast last weekend to learn more about gang activity in Mississippi.
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: November 9, 2017

Meridian's youth curfew: Is it effective? (Meridian, MS): As aldermen in Philadelphia consider adopting a curfew for youth, Newscenter 11 is examining a similar ordinance that is already in place in Meridian. Adopted as a way to curb youth crime, the question now is, "Is it working?" In search for the answer we are getting the perspective from one official who works closely with this issue.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: October 19, 2017

Hub City man indicted in 2015 gang related shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): A Hattiesburg man has been indicted for multiple felonies in connection to an August 2015 shooting in the Hub City.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: September 27, 2017

Judge sentences Croft to 40 years, citing gang activities (Meridian, MS): Circuit Court Judge Lester Williamson Jr. sentenced Montrell "G-Money" Croft Thursday to a 40-year sentence for his involvement in the 2015 attempted shooting of Marcus Hall, describing the sentence as "harsh."
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: September 7, 2017

Officers share experiences in confronting gangs (Meridian, MS): A group of students at the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy stood on the grass, underneath a tall shady tree, pretending to be gang members with small amounts of "drugs" and some fake weapons. Their classmates pulled up in police cars and, acting on a call from dispatch, begin searching the "disorderly gang members."
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: August 24, 2017

Gangs gain traction in Miss. cities, experts say (Mississippi): A man was shot in the face in Pearl last year as he drove down I-20. Police initially thought the shooting might have been a road rage incident, but they later determined it was a hit called down by the Aryan Brotherhood, according to the Pearl Police Department.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: August 10, 2017

Gangs in Mississippi ‘are more organized than some of our state agencies,’ agents say (Jackson, MS): A man was shot in the face in Pearl last year as he drove down I-20. Police initially thought the shooting might have been a road rage incident, but they later determined it was a hit called down by the Aryan Brotherhood, according to the Pearl Police Department.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: August 10, 2017

Tattoo Artists Are Covering Up Racist And Gang Related Ink For Free (Horn Lake, MS): Tattoo artists in Mississippi are working to cover up racist and gang related ink for free.
Source: localmemphis.com    Date: August 1, 2017

Kidnapper’s sentence a victory in holding gang members accountable, DA says (Pascagoula, MS): A member of a street gang has been ordered to serve 22 years in prison for kidnapping a woman because he and others thought she was a police informant.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 20, 2017

The City of Hattiesburg's gang problem (Hattiesburg, MS): In the past seven months, there have been 29 shootings in the Hub City. Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore said all 29 are gang related.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: July 20, 2017

Another alleged Simon City Royal gang member sentenced in coast kidnapping case (Jackson County, MS): An alleged member of the Simon City Royals street gang was sentenced to serve 22 years in prison on kidnapping and conspiracy charges in Jackson County Thursday.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: July 20, 2017

Meridian quadruple drive-by shooting an act of gang retaliation (Meridian, MS): A drive-by shooting near the Highway Village Apartments earlier this month was an act of gang retaliation that wounded four innocent bystanders at a birthday party, police said.
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: July 18, 2017

11 arrested in drug, gang investigation of The Hill in Vancleave, sheriff says (Jackson County, MS): A drug-trafficking investigation has led to 11 arrests involving alleged gang activity at The Hill, a Vancleave area known for years for illegal drug and property crime arrests.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 18, 2017

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