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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nine Trey Gangster Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison

NORFOLK, Va. – A member of the Nine Trey Gangsters was sentenced today to 45 years in prison for his role in two gang-related murders.

Alvaughn Davis, 29, of Suffolk, pleaded guilty on May 23 to RICO conspiracy, use of a firearm resulting in death, and to being an accessory after the fact to a murder in aid of racketeering.

According to court documents, Davis, along with Anthony Foye, 25, of Suffolk, and other charged co-conspirators, were members of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a street gang with members in states across the East Coast that is affiliated of the United Blood Nation. Foye previously pleaded guilty to murdering Al-Tariq Tynes, Vandelet Mercer, Linda Lassiter, and Wayne Davis in furtherance of his membership in the gang. Davis, in furtherance of his membership in the gang, helped conceal Tynes’ body and was the driver during the shooting of Mercer.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia, Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, Larry D. Boone, Chief of Norfolk Police, Tonya D. Chapman, Chief of Portsmouth Police, James A. Cervera, Chief of Virginia Beach Police, Col. K.L. Wright, Chief of Chesapeake Police, and Thomas E. Bennett, Chief of Suffolk Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph E. DePadilla and Andrew C. Bosse, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Butler, and Trial Attorney Teresa A. Wallbaum of the Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, are prosecuting the case.

The case was investigated by the FBI's Norfolk Field Office as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Operation Billy Club. The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located 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.

Violent Crime
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications
Updated October 17, 2017