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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison For Role In Racketeering Conspiracy

Final Defendant Sentenced in Racketeering Case
More Than 30 Defendants Collectively Sentenced to Approximately 400 Years in Prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – August 21, 2014 – Kenneth Gaddie, 24, a/k/a “K.G.,” of Nashville, Tennessee, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for conspiring to participate in racketeering activity related to his membership in the Bloods criminal enterprise by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Gaddie is the final defendant to be sentenced in the case and pleaded guilty to the racketeering conspiracy on May 23, 2014.

According to court documents, from approximately 2006 until December 2011, Bloods gang members committed and conspired to commit acts of murder, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking.  Evidence at the 2012 trial of co-defendants Keairus Wilson and Rondarius Williamson showed that the Bloods gang members met regularly to plan and agree upon the crimes to commit, including murder; maintained and circulated a collection of firearms for use in criminal activity by Bloods members; distributed cocaine, cocaine base, marijuana and hydromorphone; and used the proceeds of those drug transactions to help finance the gang’s illegal activities. Bloods gang members committed murder and other acts of violence against rival gang members and others during the course of the conspiracy.

More than 30 individuals have pleaded to, or have been found guilty in the Middle District of Tennessee of various crimes related to their involvement in the Bloods gang. 

Lonnie Greenlee, 54, of Nashville, co-founder of the Galaxy Star Drug Awareness and Gang Prevention Center in Nashville and father of lead defendant Lonnie Newsome, allowed Bloods gang members to use the facility to conduct gang meetings.  According to evidence presented at trial, Greenlee provided numerous Bloods gang members with fraudulent documentation of court-ordered community service hours in exchange for money. Greenlee pleaded guilty in May 2011 to one count of racketeering conspiracy and was sentenced to 24 months’ in prison on April 2, 2012.   

The remaining defendants and prior sentences imposed include:

Rondarius Williamson of Nashville                                                     Life +60 years in prison;
Keairus Wilson a/k/a “Key Thang,” of Nashville                                Life +35 years in prison;
Montez Hall a/k/a “Tez,” 22, of Nashville,                                         360 months in prison;
Anthony Brooks a/k/a “A.B.,” 25, of Nashville,                                  300 months in prison;
Lonnie Newsome a/k/a “Big Lonnie,” 26, of Nashville,                     240 months in prison;
Kerry Pettus a/k/a “Lil Kerry,” 24, of Nashville,                                 240 months in prison;
Tim Allen a/k/a “Lil Tim,” 22, of Nashville,                                       216 months in prison;
Cedric Woods a/k/a “Lil Ced,” 23, of Nashville,                                210 months in prison;
Jeffrey Albea a/k/a “Lil Jeff,” 20, of Nashville,                                  120 months in prison;
Aaron Gooch a/k/a “A-Ron,” 23, of Nashville,                                   120 months in prison;
Deshaune Jones a/k/a “Mexico,” 23, of Nashville,                            120 months in prison;
William Walden a/k/a “Wild Bill,” 23, of Nashville,                          120 months in prison;
Anthony Lampkins a/k/a “Doo Daddy,” 23, of Nashville,                   96 months in prison;
Antonio Washington a/k/a “T.O.,” 23, of Nashville,                          96 months in prison;
William Bartlett a/k/a “Face Mob,” 29 of Gallatin, Tenn.,                88 months in prison;
Ricky Williams a/k/a “Big Rick,” 26, of Nashville,                             85 months in prison;
Jermaine Tate a/k/a “Maine Maine,” 23, of Nashville,                     85 months in prison;
Alonzo McLaurine a/k/a “Zo,” 22, of Nashville,                                 84 months in prison;
Shayne Gibson, 20, of Nashville,                                                         84 months in prison;
Karlos Taylor a/k/a “Los,” 22, of Nashville,                                       80 months in prison;

Alexander McDonald a/k/a “Dominique,” 22, of Nashville,                       60 months in prison;
Anthony Campbell a/k/a “Dante,” 22, of Nashville,                          57 months in prison;
Jermaine Coward a/k/a “Maine Maine,” 21, of Nashville,               52 months in prison;
Joedon Bradley a/k/a “Jo Jo,” 24, of Nashville,                                  48 months in prison;
Adrian Montgomery, 21, of Nashville,                                               48 months in prison;
Donald Dowell a/k/a “D-Dow,” 26, of Nashville,                               47 months in prison;
Torey Cohen Boseman, 26, of Nashville,                                            36 months in prison;
James House a/k/a “Bam,” 39, of Nashville,                                     30 months in prison;
Shawn Howell, 25, of Nashville,                                                         27 months in prison;
Rodney Britton, 24, of Nashville,                                                        24 months in prison;
Kaylon Cunningham, 26, of Nashville,                                                60 months’ probation;
Corneilus Primm, 27, of Nashville,                                                     36 months’ probation;
Brandon Prince, 24, of Nashville,                                                       36 months’ probation.

The investigation was a joint operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; the U.S. Marshals Service; the LaVergne, Tennessee Police Department; and the Davidson County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Scarlett S. Nokes for the Middle District of Tennessee, Trial Attorney Kevin Rosenberg, of the Criminal Division?s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Cody L. Skipper, formerly a Trial Attorney assigned to the Organized Crime and Gang Section.

Updated March 19, 2015