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Lynchburg woman indicted for gang recruitment related to series of shootings (Lynchburg, VA): The Lynchburg Police Department is looking for a woman wanted on several gang-related charges. On February 1, a Lynchburg Grand Jury indicted Skylar Denise Lewis, 26, for gang recruitment in a school zone, participation in a gang that includes a juvenile in a school zone and assault and battery by mob.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: February 5, 2016

National MS-13 gang leaders allegedly met in Richmond to discuss boosting murders (Newark, NJ): A 64-page federal grand jury indictment shows why 400 law-enforcement officers swept across Massachusetts Friday - mostly in the Boston area - arresting more than 35 MS-13 gang members.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: February 4, 2016

Another arrest made in gang-related murder in Alexandria, police say (Alexandria, VA): Police in Alexandria said they have arrested a second man in connection with a homicide in December.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 4, 2016

Kevin Quick Murder Case Day 4: Former Gang Member Testifies (Roanoke, VA): The prosecution continues to present its case to a jury inside federal court in Roanoke. Witnesses took the stand during the fourth day in a murder and racketeering trial stemming from the death of 45-year-old Kevin Wayne Quick, a Waynesboro police reserve captain.
Source: NBC 29    Date: February 4, 2016

Defendant confessed to killing Quick, brother says (Roanoke, VA): Day four of the federal trial in the slaying of Waynesboro reserve police Capt. Kevin Quick pitted brother against brother as a sibling of one of the defendants provided detailed testimony about the 99 Goon Syndikate.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: February 4, 2016

Re-trial underway for gang members accused of killing Cpt. Kevin Quick (Roanoke, VA): A re-trial for six reputed gang members accused of murdering an auxiliary police captain is underway in Roanoke.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: February 1, 2016

Local gang leader sentenced to 8 years (Norfolk, VA): On Wednesday, an Emporia man was sentenced to 96 months in prison for his role in conspiracy to distribute heroin and his firearms trafficking activities. According to court documents, Collie “Sonnie Black” Rashad Sanks, 37, was the highest-ranking member of the Red Stone Rydahs, a Bloods street gang that operated in Franklin and Emporia.
Source: The Tidewater News    Date: January 30, 2016

3rd Newport News gang member convicted for 2008 double murder (Newport News, VA): The third and final suspect in a 2008 gang-related double-murder that killed two teenagers has been found guilty.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: January 28, 2016

Alexandria: Murders Spotlight Gang Presence (Alexandria, VA): After months of investigating, two of Alexandria’s 2015 homicide cases may have been solved. Police announced on Jan. 13 that suspects were in custody for the murders of Jose Luis Ferman Perez and Eduardo David Chandias Almendarez. Though the arrests came on the same day, police say the two murders were unrelated. However, all suspects involved, according to police, share one common theme: MS-13.
Source: Alexandria Gazette Packet    Date: January 20, 2016

Gang connections suspected in two Alexandria killings (Alexandria, VA): Police on Wednesday said they had arrested or otherwise taken into custody several MS-13 members they believe are linked to the slayings of two young men found dead in Alexandria parks — crimes that authorities said were a chilling reminder of the gang’s violent rise in the region.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 13, 2016

Trial set for 6 alleged gang members in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): Six alleged gang members charged in an 18-count indictment are set for a jury trial in Norfolk federal court. The charges include racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering and robbery. The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 12, 2016

Franklin-based gang leader gets 25 years on federal gun, drug charges (Norfolk, VA): A high-ranking member of a Bloods gang operating in Franklin was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years on federal drug and gun charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 6, 2016

Attorneys for Quick defendants ask for charges to be dropped (Charlottesville, VA): Defense attorneys for two of the six alleged gang members accused of killing a Waynesboro auxiliary police captain asked a judge on Monday to throw out several charges.
Source: The News Virginian    Date: January 6, 2016

Gang member admits to prostituting 15-year-old to repay drug debt (Annandale, VA): A 20-year-old Annandale man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sex trafficking of a minor, admitting as part of an agreement with prosecutors that he prostituted a teenager — with whom he had a sporadic sexual relationship — to pay back a drug debt, court documents show.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 30, 2015

Virginia gang member admits to racketeering conspiracy (Norfolk, VA): A Newport News gang member has pleaded guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Brown entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Norfolk.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 17, 2015

Affidavit: Suspected gang member charged in Portsmouth home invasion (Portsmouth, VA): A man suspected of being a gang member was charged last week in connection with a home invasion that left two women and four children afraid for their lives, according to court documents.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 16, 2015

Alexandria: Gang Violence Returns to City (Alexandria, VA): It took a fourth murder in Four Mile Run Park on Dec. 4, but the Alexandria Police have finally opened the public to a hint of insight into the ongoing investigations. Police Chief Earl Cook spoke to the City Council on Dec. 8, and while he would not give details on any ongoing investigations, it’s clear police suspect the murder may be gang-related.
Source: Virginia Connection Newspapers    Date: December 10, 2015

Portsmouth police arrest nine believed to be gang members (Portsmouth, VA): Nine suspected gang members have been indicted on drug charges, according to an email sent to the City Council. The email, sent to the council on Saturday by City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton, said the Portsmouth Police Department’s SWAT team, with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Agency, served a high-risk search warrant.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 7, 2015

Movie depicts Richmond pastor's path out of heroin addiction, gang life (Richmond, VA): Victor is more than a name. It’s a statement of character in the life of Richmond pastor Victor Torres, who is the subject of a new movie “Victor” being shown at The Byrd Theatre tonight.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 7, 2015

Leader of Portsmouth gang sentenced to 16 years behind bars (Portsmouth, VA): The leader of Portsmouth’s Bloods Gang will spend the next 16 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to drugs and gun charges. Theodore M. Vann, who is also called “Flatline,” was considered the highest ranking member of the Gorilla Mafia Piru, a gang based in the city of Portsmouth.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: November 16, 2015

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