Cobb DA: 16 indicted on gang, racketeering charges

11 of the 16 alleged gang members are in custody of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. They are (from left to right) Isaac Collins, Jmon Diffay, Barryon Farris, Yahki Jones, Shawn Kemp, Andre Lewis, Richard Lewis, Aaron Long, Lamar McFarland, Ty Thompson, Devonte Williams.

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11 of the 16 alleged gang members are in custody of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. They are (from left to right) Isaac Collins, Jmon Diffay, Barryon Farris, Yahki Jones, Shawn Kemp, Andre Lewis, Richard Lewis, Aaron Long, Lamar McFarland, Ty Thompson, Devonte Williams.

Metro Atlanta gang members who go by the aliases of “Baby Active,” “No Good,” “Gooch,” and “Crash” were among 16 indicted in Cobb County on Friday.

The 16 gang members or associates were indicted on charges stemming from a “criminal enterprise” to illegally gain money and property, often through violence and intimidation, which took place over multiple years, according to the county district attorney. The organized crimes were carried out through the alliance of two gangs, the Yarborough Park Crips and the 630 gang, both of which are subsets of the Crips gang, the DA said.

Evidence was collected on various crimes the gangs committed between August 2014 and December 2017. All 16 defendants are charged with two counts of violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO.

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Individually, the defendants are also charged with several other crimes, including attempted murder, armed robbery, burglary, street gang terrorism, fraud, forgery, aggravated assault, simple assault, disruption of a public school, criminal trespass, home invasion, theft, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and attempted battery.

Here are the defendants and their aliases:

• Andre Lewis, also known as "OG VO," or "Most Haided" 
• Justin Ramsey, also known as "Trey Hunnit" 
• Devonte Williams, also known as "Vonte," or "Wapo" 
• Richard Lewis, also known as "Active" 
• Anthony Pringle, also known as "Ant Loc" 
• Isaac Collins, also known as "Active Deuce" 
• Ty Thompson, also known as "Baby Active" 
• Shawn Kemp, also known as "Rumble" 
• Lamar McFarland, also known as "YQ"
• Aaron Long, also known as "No Good" 
• Jmon Diffay, also known as "Baby Vo", a/k/a "J-Dot" 
• Yahki Jones, also known as "Yadi" 
• Barryon Farris, also known as "Crash" 
• Trevon Ballard, also known as "Gooch," or "Tre Savage" 
• Glenn Williams 
• Wesley Taylor


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A spokesperson from the DA’s office said the two leaders of the criminal enterprise were Andre Lewis and Justin Ramsey. Lewis and 10 others are in custody of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. The other five are not, so mug shots were not provided for them.

“Georgians are fortunate that our state has some of the strongest anti-gang laws in the nation, and I firmly believe we must prosecute to the fullest extent in order to effectively bring down entire gangs that are terrorizing our citizens,” Reynolds, Cobb’s DA, said in a statement.

Senior ADA Paul Camarillo is the lead prosecutor in this case. The defendants will be scheduled for arraignment in coming weeks.


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