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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Gangster Disciples Member Sentenced to 30Years in Prison in Connection with Rival Gang Member's Murder In Clarksville

NASHVILLE, Tenn., - January 29, 2019 -   Rex Andrew Whitlock, aka Stackhouse, 33, of Clarksville, Tennessee and a member of the Gangster Disciples, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw, Jr., announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

Whitlock was indicted in June 2017 on federal drug conspiracy charges and subsequently indicted on federal racketeering charges, murder in aid of racketeering and use of a firearm resulting in death.  He pleaded guilty earlier this month to the RICO conspiracy, drug conspiracy and causing death through the use of a firearm.

According to the court records, Whitlock and other members of the Gangster Disciples waited outside Dodge’s Chicken, a gas station in Clarksville, Tennessee, in the early morning hours of September 1, 2007. Whitlock and other Gangster Disciples then followed a member of the rival Bloods gang as he left Dodge’s Chicken and drove down Tobacco Road in Clarksville, at which time Whitlock shot and killed him.

This extensive investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office; the Clarksville Police Department; the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office; the Murfreesboro Police Department; the Gallatin Police Department; the Kentucky State Police; and the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Ben Schrader and U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorneys Ivana Nizich and Shauna Hale of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS) prosecuted the case. 

 

 

 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956 david.boling2@usdoj.gov
Updated January 29, 2019