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30 Members and Associates of The "Nine Trey Gangster Blood" Gang Federally Indicted

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Federal agents have arrested 17 members and associates of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods criminal street gang on charges of RICO conspiracy and related charges stemming from an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Georgia on Oct. 12, which was unsealed yesterday.  A total of 30 gang members and associates were indicted.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak of the Northern District of Georgia and Special Agent in Charge David J. LeValley of the FBI Atlanta Field Office made the announcement.

“This indictment continues the Department’s efforts to bring to justice the leaders and most violent members of dangerous criminal enterprises like the Nine Trey Gangsters,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco.  “By charging those most responsible for the violence and drug dealing perpetrated by members and associates of violent street gangs like the Nine Trey Gangsters, we are making our neighborhoods and communities safer.”

“The alleged crimes relate to drug distribution in the Atlanta area and acts of violence perpetrated largely against the gang’s own members,” said U.S. Attorney Pak.  “Shockingly, the Nine Trey Gangsters in this case appear willing to kill someone or to commit violence over the smallest perceived slight.  Thanks to the hard work of federal and local law enforcement officials, these individuals will now face prosecution for their alleged crimes.”

 “The federal grand jury indictment and the resulting arrests sweeps made by the FBI and its many law enforcement partners stem from an intensive and exhausting FBI led Safe Streets Gang Task Force effort to remove these violent gang members, collectively known as Nine Trey Gangsters, from our streets,” said Special Agent in Charge LeValley.  “The FBI continues to provide significant investigative resources directed toward the dismantling of these types of organized and violent criminal enterprises that do so much harm to our communities and the joint law enforcement operation clearly illustrates this.

According to the indictment, beginning at least in 2013, the defendants named in the RICO conspiracy charge committed murder, attempted murder, conspired to commit murder, robbery, extortion, firearm crimes, drug trafficking, obstruction of justice and other crimes in furtherance of the Nine Trey Gangsters. 

The RICO conspiracy charge names the following alleged Nine Trey Gangster members as defendants:

    • Gordon Evans, aka QB, 36, of Atlanta;
    • Patrick Caple, aka Zoe, 52, of Atlanta;
    • Gary Sartor, aka G-Stacks, aka Stacks, 33, of Atlanta;
    • Tyrone Clark, aka Tight-Eye, 36, of Marietta;
    • Joseph Riley III, aka Joe Blow, 33, of Atlanta;
    • Khajavius Mitchell, aka KJ, 23, of Atlanta;
    • Tashied Reed, aka Row, aka Tykune, 24, of Atlanta;         
    • Michael Jackson, aka Self-Made, aka MJ, 23, of Clayton County, GA;
    • Brandon Asberry, aka B5, 28, of Atlanta;
    • Jimmy Rosser, aka Lil’ Jimmy, aka Baby Hazo, 25, of Atlanta;
    • Kierra Maheia, aka Erra, 26, of Atlanta;
    • Cetera Bowles-Griffin, aka Bella, 28, of Atlanta;
    • Alfonzo Nalls, aka Offset, 29, of Atlanta; and
    • Raekwon Williams, aka B-Ray, 20, of Atlanta.

In addition to the RICO conspiracy, the Indictment alleges multiple counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering against the following alleged Nine Trey Gangster members: Evans; Caple; Sartor; Clark; Riley; Mitchell; Tashied Reed; Jackson; Asberry; Rosser; Bowles-Griffin; Nalls; Williams; Westly Shivers, a/k/a “Owon,” 27, of Atlanta; and Wajzim Reed a/k/a “Wazi,” 23, of Atlanta.

Further, the Indictment alleges a drug trafficking conspiracy that includes trafficking in methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription medications and heroin, against the following alleged Nine Trey Gangster members and associates: Mitchell; Caple; Sartor; Clark; Riley, Tashied Reid; Jackson; Asberry; Rosser; Bowles-Griffin; Williams; Marcus Russell aka Double M, 26, of Jessup, Georgia; Calmetrius Dawkins, 22, of Atlanta; J’mon Hawkins, a/k/a “Monto Pronto,” 21, of Atlanta; Earl Smiley, 27, of Greeneville, South Carolina; Linnie Andrews, 34, of Atlanta; Adrian Ansley, 27, of Bethlehem, Georgia; Fred Arceneaux, 58, of Bonaire, Georgia; Erick Balcazar, 34, of Marietta; Sheena Brown, 32, of Marietta; Tremaine Garrison, aka Paperwork, 35, of Marietta; Cedrick Hill, aka Ced, 25, of Marietta; Monique Preston, 30, of Marietta; Demario Ridley, aka Lil Yo, 23, of Atlanta and Travis Todd aka T-Raw, 25, of Atlanta.

Maheia and Mitchell are charged with maintaining a drug premises that the gang used as a base to conduct their illegal activities.  Mitchell and Williams are also charged with possessing firearms during their drug trafficking activities.

Members of the public are reminded that the indictment only contains charges.  The defendants are presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove the defendants’ guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

This case is being investigated by the FBI Atlanta’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force, composed of members of the FBI, Atlanta Police Department (PD), Alpharetta PD, Clayton County PD, Cobb County PD, DeKalb PD, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Georgia Department of Corrections, Gwinnett County PD, Marietta PD and U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  Investigative assistance was also proved by the Georgia State Patrol, Covington PD, Clayton County District Attorney’s Office and Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Rebecca A. Staton of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

Updated December 8, 2017

Press Release Number: 17-1182