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Chatham jury gets gang-related case (Chatham, VA): Dontey Ramone Pannell sat silent for two days in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court and listened as witnesses either called him a murder-plotting gangster or a devoted father, son and brother who would never entertain the idea of being in a gang.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: May 6, 2014

Fifth alleged gang member nabbed in Waynesboro (Waynesboro, VA): Police said a man arrested Friday in Waynesboro is associated with the Sureno 13 street gang. The Waynesboro Police Department said Solomon Zavala Perez, 35, had been an ongoing target for the department in its investigation of the gang.
Source: The News Leader    Date: April 29, 2014

Court upholds NC gang member's death sentence (Richmond, VA): A federal appeals court has upheld a gang member's death sentence for killing two brothers at a North Carolina restaurant.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 23, 2014

Defendant linked to officer's death has history of gang-related violence (Winchester, VA): A Front Royal man whom authorities have linked to the disappearance and death of a reserve police captain in Waynesboro appeared in Winchester Circuit Court on Friday for a probation revocation hearing.
Source: The Northern Virginia Daily    Date: April 18, 2014

Police official: Gang membership declining in area (Winchester, VA): The reappearance of Kweli Uhuru as a defendant in a case being investigated as a gang-related death comes six years after he admitted, as part of a plea agreement, to being a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Northern Virginia Daily    Date: April 18, 2014

Another person arrested in connection with Kevin Quick case (Waynesboro, VA): We have new developments in the case of fallen police Waynesboro Police Captain Kevin Quick. A seventh person has been charged in connection with his death. 23 year-old Kweli Uhuru has been charged with gang participation in connection to Quick's death.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: April 15, 2014

Gang member pleads guilty to racketeering, firearm charges (Newport News, VA): A 27-year-old man who prosecutors said admitted to being a member of a Newport News gang pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to racketeering and firearm charges.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 15, 2014

Another charged in investigation into Kevin Quick's death (Goochland, VA): A fifth person faces gang-related charges linked to the death of a Waynesboro reserve police officer. Media outlets report that 23-year-old Kweli Uhuru of Front Royal is charged with felony gang participation. Uhuru also is known as Travis Leon Bell.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: April 15, 2014

Newport News officials unveil anti-gang plan (Newport News, VA): City officials here are leaning on the work of a seminal University of Chicago researcher to make improvements in a violence-stricken area of the city.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 8, 2014

Cville, Albemarle police chiefs speak out on gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Ask most kids and they'll tell you - yes, there are gangs at school. It's an issue that the schools either decline to address or use specific language to deflect - saying there's no gang activity there, but not addressing the bigger issue.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: April 4, 2014

Black P-Stones gang member pleads guilty to racketeering, gun charges (Newport News, VA): A Newport News, Va., man admitted on Friday that he was a member of the Black P-Stones street gang -- also called the Cobra Stones and the P-Stones Bloods -- and pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy and to gun charges during his involvement in a 2008 shooting, according to federal law enforcement.
Source: Examiner    Date: March 29, 2014

26 arrested in Gangster Disciples sting in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): In the early 2000s, a group of gangsters calling themselves Six-Deuce-Trey started dealing drugs in Portsmouth. They were small-time, and they also liked to call themselves Gangster Disciples, after a Chicago gang that started in the late 1960s.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: March 27, 2014

Legal debate on using boastful rap lyrics as a smoking gun (Newport News, VA): The case had gone cold. Four years after the 2007 murders of Christopher Horton, 16, and Brian Dean, 20, detectives here had little to go on. No suspects. No sign of the gun used to shoot the men. No witnesses to the shooting outside a house where officers found Mr. Horton sprawled next to a trash can and Mr. Dean on the front porch.
Source: The New York Times    Date: March 26, 2014

Task force releases report on Charlottesville-area gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): The local task force on Gang Reduction through Active Community Engagement released a report last week finding that 183 gang members have been reported as active in Charlottesville and Albemarle County between 2006 and 2013.
Source: The Cavalier Daily    Date: March 24, 2014

Task force: More than 180 active gang members in Charlottesville-Albemarle area (Charlottesville, VA): A joint Albemarle County and Charlottesville city task force on local gang activity said Thursday that the area’s most prevalent gang is the nationally-known Bloods, with nearly 80 members in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: March 20, 2014

Prince William murder, gang fight point to rise in crime (Prince William County, VA): Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart says he's concerned about a possible uptick in violent crime in the county and has asked Police Chief Stephan Hudson to research recent crime trends and statistics and report back to the full board as soon as possible.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: March 13, 2014

Man pleads guilty to gang-related charges (Newport News, VA): The U.S. Attorney's Office said Kevin L. Ashby of Newport News pled guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy and violence in aid of racketeering including murder. Ashby was indicted by a federal grand jury last July. According to court documents, Ashby was part of the gang known in the city as "Thug Relations." The gang is also known as "The Duct," "Warwick Lawnz," "TR" and "from the Duct to the Lawnz."
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: March 13, 2014

Expert: There are 'several different Blood' gang groups in Accomack (Accomac, VA): There are multiple units operating in Accomack County of the Bloods, a street gang known for its clothing and crime, according to testimony by a crime expert. Virginia State Police gang unit specialist Elliott Anderson told the court there were "several different Blood groups" in Accomack and most of the county's gang activity involved that particular gang or subsets of it.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: March 11, 2014

Four gang-related cases linked to the death of Kevin Quick have been continued (Goochland, VA): Four gang-related cases linked to the death of a Waynesboro reserve police officer have been continued.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: March 10, 2014

Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force sees rise in activity in '13 (Greene County, VA): The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force seized more than $1.2 million in illegal narcotics in 2013, a release from the organization revealed last week.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: March 6, 2014

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