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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Federal Jury Returns Guilty Verdicts in 39’ers Racketeering Trial

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced the conviction of defendants JASMINE PERRY, age 26; LEROY PRICE, age 31; ASHTON PRICE, age 25; ALONZO PETERS, age 27; MCCOY WALKER, age 26; TERRIOUES OWNEY, age 30; EVANS LEWIS, age 25; CURTIS NEVILLE, age 24; SOLOMON DOYLE, age 31; and, DAMIAN BARNES, age 28, all of New Orleans, following a six-week trial.

 

COUNT

CHARGE

DEFENDANTS

PENALTIES

1

Conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO)

All defendants guilty of RICO

 

PERRY – Guilty in murders of

Kendall Faibvre, and Gregory Keys;

Not guilty in murders of Anthony Charles Brown, Jr., Terrance Dennis, and Littlejohn Haynes,

 

LEROY PRICE – Guilty in murders of Lester Green, Donald Daniels, Elton Fields, and Michael Marshall

 

ASHTON PRICE – Guilty in murders of Kendall Faibvre, and Michael Marshall

Not guilty in murders of Rayshon Jones, Anthony Charles Brown, Jr., and Terrance Dennis

 

PETERS – Not guilty in murder of Kendall Faibvre

 

WALKER – Guilty in murders of Lester Green, Jerome Hampton, and Renetta Lowe

 

OWNEY – Guilty in murders of Lester Green, Donald Daniels, Elton Fields, Jerome Hampton, and Renetta Lowe

 

LEWIS –Guilty in murder of Littlejohn Haynes;

Not guilty in murders of Lester Green and Anthony Brown, Jr.

 

NEVILLE – Guilty in murder of Littlejohn Haynes;

Not guilty in murder of Hansel Picard

 

DOYLE – Not guilty in murder of Littlejohn Haynes

 

BARNES – Not guilty in murder of Floyd Moore

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

(if special finding that defendant committed a murder)

 

Otherwise,

Maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

2

Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances

Below defendants are all guilty of 1 kilogram or more of heroin and 280 grams or more of cocaine base

 

LEROY PRICE, ASHTON PRICE, PETERS, WALKER, NEVILLE and

BARNES

10 years to life imprisonment;

minimum of 5 years supervised release;

maximum $10,000 fine; $100 special assessment

 

 

3

Conspiracy to use and carry and to possess firearms

Guilty: PERRY, LEROY PRICE, ASHTON PRICE, PETERS, WALKER, OWNEY, NEVILLE, and BARNES

 

Not guilty: DOYLE

Maximum of 20 years imprisonment;

maximum of 5 years supervised release;

maximum fine of $250,000; $100 special assessment

4

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Kendall Faibvre)

Guilty: PERRY and ASHTON PRICE

 

Not Guilty: PETERS

Mandatory life imprisonment

5

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Kendall Faibvre)

Guilty: PERRY and ASHTON PRICE

 

Not guilty: PETERS

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

6

Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering

(Jasmine Jones)

Guilty: PERRY and ASHTON PRICE

 

Not guilty: PETERS

Maximum 20 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

7

Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime

(Jasmine Jones)

Guilty: PERRY and ASHTON PRICE

 

Not guilty: PETERS

Not less than 10 years consecutive;

maximum 5 years supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

8

Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering

(Elton Williams)

Not guilty: WALKER

Maximum 20 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

9

Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering

(Quiniece Noble)

Not guilty: WALKER

Maximum 20 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

10

Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime

(Elton Williams)

Not guilty: WALKER

Maximum of life imprisonment; 5 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

11

Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime

(Quiniece Noble)

Not guilty: WALKER

Maximum of life imprisonment; 5 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

12

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Rayshon Jones)

Not guilty: ASHTON PRICE

Mandatory life

13

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Rayshon Jones)

Not guilty: ASHTON PRICE

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

14

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Lester Green)

Guilty: LEROY PRICE, WALKER, and OWNEY

 

Not guilty: LEWIS

Mandatory life

15

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Lester Green)

Guilty: OWNEY

 

Not Guilty: LEROY PRICE, WALKER, and LEWIS

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

16

Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering

(Jamal Smith)

Guilty: LEROY PRICE, WALKER, and OWNEY

 

Not guilty: LEWIS

Maximum 20 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

17

Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime

(Jamal Smith)

Guilty: OWNEY

 

Not guilty: LEROY PRICE, WALKER, and LEWIS

Maximum of life imprisonment; 5 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

18

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Donald Daniels)

Guilty: LEROY PRICE and OWNEY

 

 

Mandatory life

19

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Donald Daniels)

Guilty: OWNEY

 

Not guilty: LEROY PRICE

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

20

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Anthony Charles Brown, Jr.)

Not guilty: PERRY, ASHTON PRICE, and LEWIS

Mandatory life

21

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Anthony Charles Brown, Jr.)

Not guilty: PERRY, ASHTON PRICE, and LEWIS

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

22

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Elton Fields)

Guilty: LEROY PRICE and OWNEY

Mandatory life

23

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Elton Fields)

Guilty: OWNEY

 

Not guilty: LEROY PRICE

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

24

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Jerome Hampton)

Guilty: WALKER and OWNEY

Mandatory life

25

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Jerome Hampton and Renetta Lowe)

Guilty: WALKER and OWNEY

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

26

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Renetta Lowe)

Guilty: WALKER and OWNEY

Mandatory life

27

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Terrance Dennis)

Not guilty: PERRY and ASHTON PRICE

Mandatory life

28

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Terrance Dennis)

Not guilty: PERRY and ASHTON PRICE

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

29

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Littlejohn Haynes)

Guilty: LEWIS and NEVILLE

 

Not Guilty: PERRY and DOYLE

Mandatory life

30

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Littlejohn Haynes)

Guilty: LEWIS and NEVILLE

 

Not guilty: PERRY and DOYLE

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

31

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Floyd Moore)

Not guilty: BARNES

Mandatory life

32

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Floyd Moore)

Not guilty: BARNES

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

33

Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering

(Albert Hardy)

Guilty: PERRY and NEVILLE

Maximum 20 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

34

Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime

(Albert Hardy)

Guilty: PERRY and NEVILLE

Maximum of life imprisonment; 5 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

35

Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering

(Kelvin Baham)

Guilty: PERRY and NEVILLE

Maximum 20 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

36

Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime

(Kelvin Baham)

Guilty: PERRY and NEVILLE

Maximum of life imprisonment; 5 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

37

Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering

(Carrie Henry)

Guilty: PERRY and NEVILLE

Maximum 20 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

38

Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime

(Carrie Henry)

Guilty: PERRY and NEVILLE

Maximum of life imprisonment; 5 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

39

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Gregory Keys)

Guilty: PERRY

Mandatory life

40

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Gregory Keys)

Guilty: PERRY

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

41

Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering

(Kendrick Smothers)

Guilty: PERRY

Maximum 20 years imprisonment; 3 years of supervised release; maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

42

Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime

(Kendrick Smothers)

Guilty: PERRY

Maximum of life imprisonment; 5 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

43

Possess with intent to distribute heroin

Guilty: NEVILLE

Maximum 20 years imprisonment;

Minimum 3 years supervised release;

$1,000,000 fine

44

Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Guilty: NEVILLE

5 years to life imprisonment; 3 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

45

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Michael Marshall

Guilty: LEROY PRICE and ASHTON PRICE

Mandatory life

46

Causing death through the use of a firearm

(Michael Marshall)

Guilty: ASHTON PRICE

 

Not guilty: LEROY PRICE

Maximum sentence of life imprisonment;

maximum 5 years supervised release;

maximum $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

47

Murder of a federal informant

(Michael Marshall)

Guilty: LEROY PRICE and ASHTON PRICE

Maximum of life imprisonment;

Maximum of 5 years supervised release; $250,000 fine; $100 special assessment

 

U.S. Attorney Polite stated, "Today's guilty verdicts represent important victories for the victims and communities that these defendants once terrorized.”

 

Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Jeff Sallet stated, "Today's verdict regarding the violent and ruthless 39ers gang members clearly demonstrates that our city and its citizens will not tolerate this type of activity anymore. Through dedicated partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as the U.S. Attorney's Office, the 39ers gang was brought to justice and will ultimately be held accountable for their many transgressions."

 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives, New Orleans Police Department, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Attorneys Myles Ranier, David Haller, Brittany Reed, and Jeff Sandman were in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated February 23, 2017