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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 22, 2016

Seventh Defendant Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Role in Minneapolis Street Gang

Percy Lacey, Jr., responsible for shooting at the Hennepin County Medical Center

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger announced the sentencing of PERCY MINIFER LACEY, JR., a/k/a “P3,” 23, to 140 months in prison. LACEY, who pleaded guilty on February 23, 2016, to conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.

LACEY is the final defendant to be sentenced as part of an August 2015 indictment charging members of the 10z and 20z street gangs with crimes related to a multi-year gang war, which included a broad daylight shooting in August 2014 outside the Hennepin County Medical Center.

“Gangs like the 10z and 20z that engage in violent warfare endanger innocent lives and pose a significant threat to communities throughout Minneapolis,” said Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez. “The ATF and the Minneapolis Police Department have worked hard to stem the tide of gang violence in Minneapolis, and today’s sentence is an important step forward.”

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, LACEY and his co-conspirators engaged in a series of public shootings as part of gang warfare on behalf of the 10z and 20z, gangs which make money through the sale of illegal drugs. 10z and 20z members repeatedly engaged in street warfare against rival gangs, primarily the Bloods and the Bogus Boys, to protect and seize new drug dealing territory and to attack and rob drug distributors associated with rival gangs. All together, the defendants were involved in at least five shootings between August 19 and September 23, 2014. 

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, two days after being caught on tape shooting at Bloods gang members with a semi-automatic weapon, LACEY sprayed 30 rounds of bullets outside Hennepin County Medical Center, ignoring nearby staff, families and children, in his pursuit of Bloods who were visiting a member of their gang who had been shot earlier in the day. One round narrowly missed a child in her car seat.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, LACEY was a proud gang member. He has multiple photos of himself posted to social media showing off stacks of money, and videos in which he boasts about his capacity for violence. Even after he was indicted, LACEY posted a photo of himself with fellow gang members flashing gang signs while incarcerated.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Minneapolis Police Department.


Defendant Information:

PERCY MINIFER LACEY, JR., a/k/a “P3,” 23
Richfield, Minn.

Convicted:
• Conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

Sentenced:
• 140 months in prison
• 3 years supervised release

DANIEL ALFRED ADAMS, a/k/a “Funk,” 30
Minneapolis, Minn.

Convicted:
Conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

Sentenced:
• 120 months in prison
• 3 years supervised release

CLARENCE JAMES DICKENS, JR., a/k/a “Claro,” a/k/a, “Sneaky,” 26
Roseville, Minn.

Convicted:
• Conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

Sentenced:
• 129 months in prison
• 3 years supervised release

ANTHONY PIERRE DOSS, a/k/a “Two Tone,” a/k/a “Tony,” 25
Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Convicted:
• Conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 1 count

Sentenced:
• 105 months in prison
• 3 years supervised release

THOMAS DUPREE BENNETT, a/k/a “Deandre Clay,” a/k/a “Trigga,” 28
Minneapolis, Minn.

Convicted:
• Felon in possession of ammunition, 1 count
Sentenced:
• 60 months in prison
• 3 years supervised release


ANDREW INDELICATO PETERSON, a/k/a “Boo Boo,” 26
St. Louis Park, Minn.

Convicted:
• Felon in possession of ammunition, 1 count

Sentenced:
• 120 months in prison
• 3 years supervised release

PAUL ANTONIO EARLY, a/k/a “Stamps,” a/k/a, “Man Man,” 24
Minneapolis, Minn.

Convicted:
• Distribution of cocaine base, 1 count

Sentenced:
• 100 months in prison
• 3 years supervised release

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Updated August 22, 2016