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Gangster Disciple sentenced, another indicted (Jackson, TN): One member of the violent “Gangster Disciples” street gang was sentenced as a felon in possession of a firearm, while another has been indicted on four counts of violent crime in aid of racketeering activity, as well as associated weapons charges. Lawrence J. Laurenzi, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentencing and indictment Thursday in a press release.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: April 21, 2017

Alleged gang member indicted in Knoxville teen's murder (Knoxville, TN): An accused gang member has been indicted in the shooting death of a Knoxville teenager, according to court records. A Knox County Grand Jury in December returned a two-count indictment against Bryant Christopher Mitchell charging him with first degree murder in Caleb Arwood's death.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: April 17, 2017

Gang violence on the rise in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Gang violence in Chattanooga has been a problem for quite some time. Recent upgrades in the Chattanooga Police Intelligence Unit, improvements to the crime analysis center and getting out into the streets have helped greatly.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: April 13, 2017

Two officers still hospitalized after possible gang attack at Tennessee prison (Nashville, TN): One of the officers assaulted at a Tennessee prison Sunday has been released from the hospital, and the other two officers involved are in stable condition, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction. The department, with the help of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, continues to investigate the attack, which included one officer being taken hostage at a prison about 60 miles southwest of Nashville.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: April 10, 2017

Validated gang member dead after overnight shooting (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police say a validated gang member is dead after an early morning shooting on Spring Creek Road.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 9, 2017

Knox County gang member flees courthouse during sentencing hearing (Knoxville, TN): The Knox County district attorney’s office said police are looking for a career criminal that fled the courthouse during his sentencing hearing.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: April 5, 2017

Judge rules jury in Cortez Sims' trial can hear evidence of violent history, gang feud (Chattanooga, TN): A judge ruled Thursday jurors can hear evidence of a year-long feud between two street gangs that prosecutors believe explains a 2015 murder case that is going to trial next week.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 31, 2017

South Knoxville nightclub closed as public nuisance after shootings, gang activity (Knoxville, TN): A Knoxville lounge was closed under Tennessee state nuisance laws. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen’s office said Sunnight Lounge, located at 1045 Maryville Pike, was closed by Judge Steve Sword because of gang activity, shootings and extremely violent behavior at the club.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: March 31, 2017

KPD: Gang violence declining in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): More than a year after the Knoxville Police Department introduced its gang task force, the police chief says gang violence is declining. The program launched on Jan. 10, 2016, a few weeks after 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson died shielding his friends from gang-related gunfire.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: March 29, 2017

Lonsdale on edge after fatal gang-related shooting (Knoxville, TN): One man is dead after a firefight erupted on Saturday evening in Lonsdale Homes between members of the same gang, police said Monday.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: March 27, 2017

Local, Federal Authorities Target Southwest Memphis Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): When two men were shot to death in January in front of a house at 477 Delta St. in a drive-by shooting, it was part of spike in homicides to start the new year.
Source: Memphis Daily News    Date: March 26, 2017

2 gang members found guilty of Knoxville murder, carjacking (Knoxville, TN): Two men were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of a Knoxville man as well as the carjacking of a pastor. Prosecutors say the two were both members of the Rollin 20s Crips street gang from Chattanooga.
Source: WATE 6 News    Date: March 24, 2017

14 gang members indicted following drug trafficking investigation (Memphis, TN): On Tuesday afternoon, the acting United States Attorney Lawrence J. Laurenzi and Steve Gerido, ATF Special Agent in Charge will hold a news conference in regards to the Department of Justice’s investigation into an armed drug trafficking organization.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: March 21, 2017

Two on trial in East Knoxville gang-initiation slaying (Knoxville, TN): Defense attorneys for two men charged in the November 2013 fatal shooting of a respected Knoxville handyman and father of eight don't want a jury to hear any mention of the pair's alleged gang ties.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: March 20, 2017

Raid shuts down gang drug house in Memphis (Memphis, TN): A southwest Memphis home was closed Monday as a public nuisance and its occupant arrested. Charlie “Loddie” Miller, 36, was arrested on drug charges following an investigation by the Multi-Agency Gang Unit. His home was also closed and sealed by court order.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: March 20, 2017

Jackson Police say recent shootings are gang related (Jackson, TN): A fight between two rival gangs is what the Jackson Police Chief said is behind three houses being shot up in a 12-hour span; and one man being sent to the hospital after gunfire erupts during the lunch hour Friday in West Jackson.
Source: WBBJ 7 News    Date: March 17, 2017

Violent fight at Gallatin High School was gang-related (Gallatin, TN): A violent school fight at Gallatin High School now appears to be gang-related, according to the incident report.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: March 4, 2017

Prosecutors say trail of gang activity explains 2015 College Hill Courts shooting (Chattanooga, TN): The year-long feud in 2014 started just before midnight with a flurry of bullets. Behind a closed door at 1501 E. 50th St., 13-year-old Deontrey Southers asked who was outside that Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The knocker replied with gunshots, and the teenager died with bullets in his chest.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 3, 2017

Man charged in 2015 death of teenager Alan Johnson (Knoxville, TN): A Knoxville man has been arrested and charged with murder for the 2015 shooting that killed innocent teenager Alan Johnson.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: February 24, 2017

Rival Memphis gang members make truce...and a movie (Memphis, TN): A jaw dropping amount of graffiti covered the walls of a Memphis high school as students arrived for classes one day in 2016. Word spread that members of a Hispanic gang, the Playboy Sorrentos, spray painted the school to send a clear message to one member of a rival gang.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: February 21, 2017

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