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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Gang Lieutenant Sentenced to 35 Years for Violent Crimes

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Darius Crenshaw, 30, of Newport News, was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for various violent crimes he committed he was a high-ranking member of the Black P-Stones gang in Newport News.

Crenshaw was a lieutenant in the Black P-Stones gang, which was involved in the distribution of narcotics, the robbery of multiple individuals and the death of at least three individuals. Crenshaw was personally responsible for the murder of Erique Shaw on Nov. 6, 2007.

Crenshaw pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy on Nov. 17, 2016. According to court documents, Crenshaw recruited other individuals into the gang. On Nov. 6, 2007, Crenshaw lured another member of the Black P-Stones to a location in Newport News where he shot him to death. This murder resulted from Crenshaw’s belief that the other P-Stones member had been associating with members of a rival gang.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt and Trial Attorney Marianne Shelvey of the Organized Crime and Gang Section prosecuted 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. 4:13-cr-96.

Violent Crime
Updated March 2, 2017