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Eastern District of Virginia

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Four Hampton Roads Gang Members Indicted for Alleged Roles in 5 Murders and 4 Attempted Murders in December 2015

NORFOLK, Va. – Four Hampton Roads men have been indicted for their alleged involvement in five murders and five additional shootings in the South Hampton Roads region over approximately one month in late 2015.

Antonio Simmons, aka “Murdock,” 38, of Norfolk; Anthony D. Foye, aka “Bull,” aka “Ace,” 25, of Portsmouth; Nathaniel T. Mitchell, aka “Savage,” 24, of Portsmouth; and Alvaughn Davis, aka “LB,” 28, of Portsmouth, have been charged in a 33-count indictment which includes charges of racketeering, murder, attempted murder, assault, and distribution of narcotics, among others. 

According to the indictment, the four men are allegedly members of a local “set” of the Nine Trey Gangsters (NTG), a gang affiliated with the United Blood Nation.  The string of murders and shootings stemmed, in part, from a conflict between two local sets of the NTG, one of which was led by Simmons, and included Foye, Mitchell, and Davis. 

The indictment alleges that Foye and Mitchell committed all 10 shootings (see table below), while Simmons participated in planning at least three of the shootings, and Davis assisted Foye and Mitchell in multiple shootings by acting as a driver and by helping dispose of one body.  The shootings stopped after Foye and Mitchell were arrested following an armed robbery of a Shell gas station in Portsmouth in December 2015.  Evidence recovered during those arrests, including a gun, casings and bullets, and cell phones, linked the men to the crimes.  Foye and Mitchell were previously convicted and sentenced for their roles in that robbery (Case No. 2:16-cr-20).




Dec. 10, 2015

Murder of Altariq Tynes

Anthony Foye

Dec. 15, 2015

Murder of Vandalet Mercer

Antonio Simmons, Anthony Foye, Nathaniel Mitchell, Alvaughn Davis

Dec. 15, 2015

Attempted murder of R.F.

Antonio Simmons, Anthony Foye, Nathaniel Mitchell, Alvaughn Davis

Dec. 20, 2015

Murders of Wayne Davis and Linda Lassiter

Anthony Foye and Nathaniel Mitchell

Dec. 20, 2015

Attempted murder of R.M.

Anthony Foye and Nathaniel Mitchell

Dec. 20, 2015

Attempted murder of R.M.D.

Anthony Foye and Nathaniel Mitchell

Dec. 21, 2015

Murder of Jamesha Roberts

Nathaniel Mitchell

Dec. 27, 2015

Attempted murder of S.M.

Antonio Simmons, Anthony Foye, Nathaniel Mitchell


Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia; Jonathan F. Trimble, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office; Michael Goldsmith, Chief of the Norfolk Police Department; Tonya D. Chapman, Chief of the Portsmouth Police Department, and Kelvin L. Wright, Chief of the Chesapeake Police Department, made the announcement after the indictment was unsealed.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph E. DePadilla, Andrew C. Bosse, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Butler are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:16-cr-130.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Violent Crime
Updated September 28, 2016