A Gainesville man is accused of using social media to intimidate witnesses in a gang member’s attempted murder case, authorities said.
Thomas D’Angelo Clark, 24, faces gang-related and intimidating witnesses charges after being accused of threatening people involved in the case of Willie Joe Moran, Gainesville police said. Cpl. Jessica Van said Clark is an alleged member of the Gangster Disciples.
Investigators said they learned about the intimidation efforts Feb. 3, which was two days before Moran was convicted on three counts of attempted murder and two counts of second-degree damage to property. He had pleaded guilty to 17 other charges but fought the remaining counts, AJC.com previously reported.
Van said Clark threatened to “cause harm” to those who testified in the investigation through a Facebook status.
He was arrested in February on the intimidating witnesses charge and authorities added the gang-related charge Wednesday, according to Hall County Jail records. He remains in custody without bond.
Moran was given a 130-year sentence for his role in two separate shootings within a 30-minute span in January. He shot and nearly killed a Huddle House cook, caused a woman to fall and break her arm, then shot at two people in a vehicle about half an hour later.
According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, Moran is being held at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Butts County. His sentence won’t end until 2139.
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