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Three Members Of Violent Bounty Hunter Bloods In Detroit, Found Guilty On Racketeering Charges

August 25, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Three Members Of Violent Bounty Hunter Bloods In Detroit, Found Guilty On Racketeering Charges

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Three Detroit members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods, a gang known for violence, drugs and arms trafficking, were convicted of racketeering charges on Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Ramiah Jefferson, 26, Evan Johnson, 24, Mario Garnes, 28 were known, respectively, as Nightmare, Unkle Murda and Bloodhound. After a four-week trial, they were convicted of RICO conspiracy, while Jefferson and Johnson were also convicted of a firearms charge.

Garnes faces up to 20 years in prison, while Jefferson and Johnson could serve a life sentence.

The main operations of the gang: Robbery, drug and gun sales.

Prosecutors accused Ramiah “Nightmare”  Jefferson,  of being the alleged head of the Bounty Hunters in Michigan and several other states.

Robbery, stabbing, drug dealing, carjacking and plans to fire-bomb houses are among 69 specific crimes prosecutors claimed the gang participated in between 2007 and 2014.

Some of the evidence stems from posts the defendants made to Facebook or Instagram displaying weapons, flashing gang signs and making threats.

 

 

“The violence that these gangs bring to our communities is devastating,” said S. Robin Shoemaker, special agent in charge of the ATF Detroit Field Division, in the release.

“The Bounty Hunter Bloods are known for engaging in armed robberies, home invasions and carjackings as well as drug and weapons dealing,” U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said in a news release.

Their activities have also stretched to California, North Carolina and other states, but their presence in Detroit was centered in an area between Schoolcraft Road and Seven Mile Road, east of Telegraph Road and west of Greenfield Road.

The three men convicted Monday join six other members of the gang who had already pleaded guilty before the trial.

“Violent street gangs like this one destroy the kind of peaceful neighborhoods the residents of Detroit deserve,” McQuade said in the release. “Home invasions, carjackings and armed robberies have no place in our community.”

The case was handled by Detroit Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, (ATF).

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