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Cocaine Supplier for Local Bloods Gang Sentenced to Prison (Alexandria, VA): A California man was sentenced today to 16 years in prison for supplying cocaine and other controlled substances to individuals in Virginia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 6, 2019

Juvenile Charged For Gang-Related Murder At North Hill Park (Hybla Valley, VA): Fairfax County Police charged a second person with murder in the gang-related killing of a juvenile at North Hill Park in May. A 17-year-old was arrested and charged with murder and abduction on Thursday, Dec. 5. The juvenile is being held at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.
Source: Patch    Date: December 5, 2019

'Blood everywhere'; Witness statements begin in alleged gang member's murder trial (Bedford County, VA): A trial is underway for one of the suspects charged in the murder of a Lynchburg teenager in 2017. Kevin Soto-Bonilla is one of six people charged in Raymond Wood's murder.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: December 5, 2019

Prosecutors, defense lawyers spar in closing arguments in seven-week federal gang trial (Norfolk, VA): To hear federal prosecutors say it, the 36th Street Bang Squad — a Southeast Newport News street gang — ran an organized racketeering conspiracy between 2015 and 2017.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 5, 2019

Gang member who held girl hostage pleads guilty in Spotsylvania (Spotsylvania County, VA): An MS–13 gang member who held a teenager hostage in a Spotsylvania County basement earlier this year as part of some gang-related activities was convicted of rape and other charges Wednesday.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: December 4, 2019

Alleged MS-13 gang member on trial for capital murder in death of Lynchburg teen (Bedford County, VA): A trial is underway for one of the suspects charged in the murder of a Lynchburg teenager in 2017. Kevin Soto-Bonilla is one of six people charged in Raymond Wood's murder.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: December 2, 2019

Hopewell businesses sprayed with gunfire in apparent gang shooting (Hopewell, VA): With a crowded intersection and a busy shopping plaza not far away, bullets flew Wednesday afternoon around 3:15 p.m, unsettling residents who live in Hopewell.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 28, 2019

Gang Leader Sentenced for Firearms and Counterfeit Currency Scheme (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and uttering counterfeit obligations.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 26, 2019

High-ranking gang member charged with paying Chesapeake deputy for drugs (Chesapeake, VA): An inmate convicted four years ago of helping lead a Portsmouth street gang was charged last week with paying a Chesapeake sheriff’s deputy to smuggle contraband into that city’s jail.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: November 25, 2019

Defense makes its case in federal gang trial; jurors break for Thanksgiving (Newport News, VA): One morning in February 2017, Darrell Pittman was shot in the head while standing in a parking lot at the Aqueduct Apartments in Denbigh.
Source: Daily Press    Date: November 23, 2019

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced for Role in Gang-Related Assault (Alexandria, VA): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced today to 38 months in prison for his role and participation in a violent gang-related assault of a victim with multiple bats.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 22, 2019

18th Street Gang Member Sentenced for Illegally Reentering the U.S. (Alexandria, VA): A Manassas man was sentenced today to 14 months in prison for illegal reentering the United States following removal after a felony conviction.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 22, 2019

Gang member given 24 years in string of armed robberies at grocery stores (Norfolk, VA): A member of the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for acting as the gunman in several armed robberies at Hampton Roads grocery stores.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: November 12, 2019

Convicted Danville gang member faces two life sentences (Danville, VA): A Danville gang member faces two life sentences after being convicted by a grand jury. Marcus Davis was found guilty of Rico conspiracy, the attempted murder of Christopher Montley from 2016 and two other counts of firearm use by a grand jury on Tuesday, November 12.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: November 12, 2019

Federal trial details rash of Newport News gang violence; Facebook post helped trigger reprisals (Newport News, VA): Two rival street gangs — the 36th Street Bang Squad and the Walker Village Murder Gang — clashed for years in Southeast Newport News, complete with animosity and killings.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: November 9, 2019

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Robbery Spree that Ended with the Shooting of a Harris Teeter Manager (Norfolk, VA): A Virginia Beach man was sentenced late yesterday to 24 years in prison for his role as a gunman at multiple armed robberies of local grocery stores. According to court documents, Darrius Heuser-Whitaker, 20, a member of a Virginia Beach-based “line” of the Bloods street gang, was one of two masked gunmen who robbed a Virginia Beach Food Lion grocery store and attempted to rob a Harris Teeter grocery store, also in Virginia Beach.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 8, 2019

Judge dismisses count that carried mandatory minimum life sentence in federal gang trial (Danville, VA): After federal prosecutors and the defense team rested their cases Friday, a judge dismissed one count against the lone defendant in a federal racketeering trial that took a mandatory minimum life sentence off the table.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: November 8, 2019

Grand jury turbulence continuing to escalate in federal gang trial (Danville, VA): Judge and attorney discussions that took place away from the jury’s ears, at the start of court and in between witness testimony, in an ongoing federal gang trial revealed Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman’s multi-jurisdictional grand jury into violent activity throughout the region continued into this year.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: November 6, 2019

Gang life, leadership focus of testimony in federal case (Roanoke, VA): Stevie Johnson only was in 10th grade when he became involved with the Rollin 60s Crips. He was told by his cousin, a Blood, not to get involved in the gang lifestyle.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: November 1, 2019

Founder of “Closed Mouth Gang” Sentenced to Prison (Richmond, VA): A Richmond man was sentenced today to eight years in prison for possession of a firearm while being a convicted felon. According to court documents, in February, Richmond Police encountered Gary Garrison, 25, trespassing in the Creighton Court area of Richmond. Officers were aware that Garrison was a felon and member of the “Closed Mouth Gang” (CMG), a gang based in Creighton Court.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 1, 2019

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