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Gang members admit meth conspiracy in South Mississippi (Gulfport, MS): Three men said to be members or affiliates of the Black Gangster Disciples have pleaded guilty in a meth-trafficking conspiracy in South Mississippi.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: April 30, 2015

Gang member pleads guilty to murder (Canton, MS): An 18-year-old will spend the next 40 years behind bars for the shooting death of James Ricks in January 2014. Frederick Tyrone Smith Jr. pleaded guilty last Thursday to second degree murder for a crime he committed when he was 17 years old. A member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang at the time, Smith shot Ricks once in the torso at a home on Canal Street.
Source: Madison County Journal    Date: April 29, 2015

State expert says Walnut Grove prison meets legal standards, no longer overly dangerous (Jackson, MS): An expert hired by Mississippi officials testified Friday that conditions at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility continue to improve and that inmates are not threatened with unreasonably high risks of harm.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: April 24, 2015

Deadly Corinth Shootings Blamed On Gang Violence (Corinth, MS): An investigation into gang ties in a deadly double shooting in Corinth, Mississippi, over the weekend. Police say two men were shot to death outside an apartment complex Saturday night. At least 80 shots were fired from four different guns, and tonight, neighbors are still on edge. According to police and residents, gang related crime is bad and getting worse.
Source: localmemphis.com    Date: April 6, 2015

Simon City Royals street gang member found with guns, ice, pot in Pascagoula (Pascagoula, MS): Narcotics agents Tuesday arrested a member of the Simon City Royals street gang after he was pulled over in a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, said Keith Havard, commander of the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 26, 2015

Three accused in bomb-making for gang feud in Bay St. Louis (Bay St. Louis, MS) : Police arrested three people this week on charges related to making explosive devices for use in retaliation against another gang.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 17, 2015

Two more associates of Black Gangsta Disciples gang enter guilty pleas in meth trafficking case (Gulfport, MS): Two more associates or members of the Black Gangsta Disciples street gang accused of trafficking meth in George County and Mobile have entered guilty pleas.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 11, 2015

Two accused in meth trafficking conspiracy associated with street gang plead guilty (Gulfport, MS): One associate of the Black Gangsta Disciples street gang and one other accused of trafficking meth in George County and Mobile have entered guilty pleas in the case, records show.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: February 18, 2015

Mom of burned teen's ex-boyfriend refutes gang rumors (Courtland, MS): Internet rumors have swirled around the death of a 19-year-old girl who died after being set on fire, a case that even after almost two months still remains unsolved.
Source: USA Today    Date: January 30, 2015

MPD is Cracking Down on Gang Shootings (Meridian, MS): Demarcus Temple is the latest person to be arrested in connection with a shooting and gang-related activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: January 28, 2015

Police, public share role in fighting crime (Meridian, MS): In a bid to curtail criminal activity in city, the Meridian Police Department consolidated units to put more officers on the street, improved its relationship with the public and created a gang unit in order to assist in all areas of fighting crime.
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: January 25, 2015

FBI and others apprehend gang members on federal drug charges (George County, MS): Six members or associates of the Black Gangster Disciples Street Gang have been arrested on federal drug charges in George County, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: January 13, 2015

Sollie: New gang in town (Meridian, MS): The weekend arrest of alleged gang members by the Meridian Police Department had officials at Monday's East Mississippi Business Development Corporation's Council of Governments talking about gang problems in Meridian and greater Lauderdale County.
Source: The Meridian Star    Date: January 13, 2015

MPD Arrests Two for Violent Gang Activity (Meridian, MS): The Meridian Police Department’s Gang Unit has arrested two teenagers for multiple violent charges in the city. Nineteen-year-old Harvey Anderson is charged with two counts aggravated assault, causing a felony by a person under 17, shooting into an occupied vehicle and participating in or conducting gang activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: January 10, 2015

Trial set for alleged gang members in federal case (Oxford, MS): The trial of 14 alleged members of white supremacist prison gang in Mississippi is scheduled for April 27 in U.S. District Court in Oxford. The 14 are each charged with racketeering tied to violent crimes and drug distribution.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: January 6, 2015

Jessica Chambers: Anonymous Goes After Gang Money; Gas Station Employee Cleared (Panola County, MS): When someone set Jessica Chambers on fire in Panola County, Mississippi, they couldn’t have known how much would get scorched before it was all over. A country cries out for justice for the teen who was burning alive when paramedics found her, but died later before identifying her attacker.
Source: WebProNews    Date: December 18, 2014

Four now charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Three more Hattiesburg men have been charged with murder in the Nov. 29 shooting death of Nathan Alexander, bringing to four the number of suspects charged with murder in his death.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: December 15, 2014

9th suspect arrested in Hattiesburg's 12th homicide (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police have arrested the ninth suspect in connection to the city's 12th homicide of 2014. The drive-by shooting that occurred Nov. 29th at 312 West 4th Street and took the life of Hattiesburg resident Nathaniel Alexander, 39.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 9, 2014

Ruffin Charged with Shooting, Gang Activity (Meridian, MS): Just months after being arrested for aggravated assault, a Meridian teenager is behind bars again in another shooting case. Jaylon Ruffin, 15, was charged Wednesday with shooting into a dwelling Nov. 9 and gang activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: December 3, 2014

UPDATE: 8 suspects in custody in connection to 12th homicide (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police have arrested eight suspects in connection to the city's 12th homicide of 2014. The drive-by shooting that occurred Saturday night took the life of Hattiesburg resident Nathaniel Alexander, 39. The suspects appeared in court today for their initial appearance.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: December 3, 2014

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