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More indictments announced in gang investigation

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MADISONVILLE, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Police have announced that additional members of a Madisonville gang have been indicted and arrested.

The investigation into the 'Madville' gang has spanned more than a year.

The first wave of arrests occurred in April 2012 when 13 defendants were indicted and arrested.

On Wednesday, 12 more gang members were being sought.

The Madville gang is believed to be involved with two murders in the Madisonville community. David Gould was killed in May 2011 and Willard Stargel IV was killed in October 2011. No arrests have been made in either case.

In February 2011, The Cincinnati Police Department partnered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority to form the Violent Crime Enforcement Team (VCET).  Criminals do not adhere to jurisdictional boundaries.  Partnerships with federal and state agencies allow combined resources, personnel, and equipment to facilitate the investigation and arrest offenders at many levels. 

In April 2011, VCET and the District Two Violent Crimes Squad began an investigation into Madville with the sole purpose of dismantling this gang.

The "Madville" Gang is divided into three sets, 'The Tracks, 'Bramble Boyz' and 'The Third. Police believe there are approximately 65 total members in the three gangs. The primary activities of these gangs are drug distribution and robbery. 

Since the investigation began, it has resulted in 45 arrests.  Thirty-eight of those defendants were charged in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court and seven in the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Ohio.  Thirty-five guns have been removed from prohibited felons and drug dealers.  Furthermore, over 338 grams of cocaine, 453 grams of crack, 83 grams of heroin, and 16,170 grams of marihuana were confiscated during the course of this investigation. 

Not all of the suspects are actual gang members; some are affiliates.  Police say these arrests do not encompass the entire gang, as there are still other members actively engaged in criminal activity.

The most recent indictments include:

  • Michael Willis, trafficking in drugs, arrested
  • Angelo Turner, possession with intent to distribute, arrested
  • Jeremy Evans, possession with intent to distribute, arrested
  • Antwan Allen, trafficking in drugs, arrested
  • Jonathan England, trafficking in drugs, wanted
  • Landon Sutton, possessing weapons under disability and drug possession, wanted
  • Bruce Linson, possessing weapons under disability and drug possession, wanted
  • Gary Hedges, possessing weapons under disability, wanted
  • Eddie Bryant, possession with intent to distribute, arrested
  • Dwayne Banks, possessing weapons while under disability, wanted
  • Jonathan Lawson, permitting drug abuse, wanted
  • Lawrence Lindsey, possession with intent to distribute, arrested
  • Ray Isham, possessing weapons under disability, wanted

 

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