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U.S. Attorney’s Office
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 14, 2018

Gun and Gang Defendants Receive Substantial Sentences in Operation Brass Catcher

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today the conclusion of a two-year long drug and gun operation, dubbed Operation Brass Catcher.  This investigation involved the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Omaha Police Department.  The arrests of these individuals were first announced in June 2017 when law enforcement officials conducted early morning operations in Northeast and Northwest Omaha, armed with arrest warrants for 22 individuals on federal and state charges for firearms and narcotics violations.  In addition to these arrest warrants, agents and officers served a number of search warrants.  Search warrants resulted in the seizure of several firearms, eleven pounds of marijuana, $10,000 in cash and a vehicle. 

Operation Brass Catcher began as a seven-month long investigation centered on individuals involved in the trafficking and possession of firearms and narcotics. The vast majority of these individuals had gang affiliations and extensive criminal backgrounds. “This investigation involved federal agents and local law enforcement officers removing some very dangerous individuals from our streets,” said U.S. Attorney Kelly, “We are very pleased with the significant sentences that were handed down by both the federal and state courts.  It is impressive to see the resolution, coordination and cooperation among these investigative agencies, and the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, in this very successful investigation and subsequent prosecutions.” 

George Lauder, ATF Special Agent in Charge, added, “This investigation has served as a wake-up call to those who would choose to bring gun violence into our neighborhoods.  In partnership with the Omaha Police Department, ATF will continue to identify and bring to justice, those who use firearms in furtherance of their criminal activities.” 

Below are the names of the individuals convicted and their sentences.  

 

FEDERAL Defendants

  1. WILLIAMS, Kendall, Age 22,  3055 Redick Avenue, Omaha 
    18 USC 922(d)(1) transfer of firearm to prohibited person
    12 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons
     
  2. HOLBERT, Khyre, Age 22,  Address 3331 N. 53rd Street, Omaha
    18 USC 841(a)(1)(b)(1) distribution crack cocaine; 18 USC 924(c) use or carry of firearm during drug transaction
    240 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons
     
  3. BECK, Jr., Breck, , Age 21,  Address 6061 Camden Street, Omaha     
    18 USC 922(g)(1) felon in possession of a firearm
    21 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons
     
  4. HOLMES, Jr., Curtis A., Age 27
    18 USC 841(a)(1)(b)(1) distribution of a controlled substance crack cocaine
    151 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons
     
  5. JACKSON, Sidney, Age 25,  Address 2215 Ellison Street, Omaha

     18 USC 922(g)(1) felon in possession of a firearm; 18 USC 841(a)(1)(b)(1) distribution crack cocaine;
     18 USC 922(k) knowingly possess or manufactures a firearm that lacks a serial number or
     contains an altered or obliterated serial number;
     18 USC 924(c) use or carry of firearm during drug transaction.
     60 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    6. GREEN, Trevon, Age 25,  Address 2215 Ellison Street, Omaha
     18 USC 841(a)(1)(b)(1) distribution marijuana; 18 USC 924(c) use or carry of firearm during drug transaction
     27 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    7. ROBINSON, Terrance, Age 20,  Address 5316 S. 86th Parkway #6,  Omaha
     18 USC 841(a)(1)(b)(1) distribution marijuana; 18 USC 924(c) use or carry of firearm during drug transaction
     72 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    8. NOBLE, Jr., Lynell, Age 25,  Address 5904 Henninger, Omaha  
     18 USC 922(d)(1) transfer of firearm to prohibited person
     18 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    9. HARRIS, Andrell, Age 24,  Address 3332 Blondo Street,  Omaha
     18 USC 922(g)(1) Felon in Possession of a Firearm
     46 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    10. CUNEGIN, Kortney, Age 31,  Address 6033 N. 167th Court, Omaha  
      18 USC 922(g)(1) Felon in Possession of a Firearm
      63 months Federal Bureau of Prisons

    11. McCARTY, Cary, Age 27, address 7505 N. 11th Street, Omaha
      18 USC 922(g)(1) felon in possession of a firearm
      33 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons
 
    12. WILLIAMS, Loren, Age 26,  Address 5337 N. 33rd Avenue, Omaha
      18 USC 922(d)(1) transfer of firearm to prohibited person
      24 months’ Supervised Release (probation) – U.S. Probation Federal Bureau of Prisons

    13. HART, James, Age 28, Address 5415 48th Avenue, Omaha
      18 USC 841(a)(1)(b)(1) distribution crack cocaine;
      18 USC 924(c) use or carry of firearm during drug transaction
      36 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    14. BURRUS, James, Age 26,  Address 1303 S. 10th Street, Omaha           
      18 USC 841(a)(1)(b)(1) distribution of methamphetamine
      60 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    15. PERKINS, Drelin, Age 20, Address 6329 N. 24th Street, Omaha
      18 USC 922(d)(1)  transfer of firearm to prohibited person
      24 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    16. MAYFIELD, Mylon, Age 20
      18 USC 922(d)(1)  transfer of firearm to prohibited person; 18 USC 1512(a)(2)(a) witness tampering
      18 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    17. DAMPEER, Kiwan, Age 21
     18 USC 841(a)(1)(b)(1) Distribution of a controlled substance marijuana;
     18 USC 924 (c) possession of a firearm during a drug transaction
     60 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons

    18. COKES, Robert, Age 31, Address 1519 N. 31st Street, Omaha
      18 USC 1512(a)(2)(a) witness tampering
      15 months in Federal Bureau of Prison

    19. BRYE, Larry, Age 26
      18 USC 922(g)(3) drug user in possession of a firearm
      24 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons
 

STATE Defendants

  1. HICKS, Christopher, Age 23,  Address 4619 N. 80th Avenue, Omaha
    Convicted on 2 counts of delivery or distribution of a controlled substance and
    possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (felon)
    Sentenced to 20-24 years on each count - consecutive for a total of 40-48 years in
    Nebraska Department of Corrections
     
  2. PERRY, Detrelle, Age 22, Address 5316 S. 86th Parkway #6, Omaha
    Felony flight to avoid arrest and Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
    3 years to 40 months in Nebraska Department of Corrections
     
  3. GREEN, Devante,  Age 24,  Address 4483 Ellison Avenue, Omaha
    Possession of a stolen firearm
    24 months’ probation
     
  4. COOK, Nathaniel, Age 23, Address 3325 N. 41st Street, Omaha
    Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
    20 years in Nebraska Department of Corrections
     
  5. BENNETT, Norman, Age 32, Address 11514 Camden Avenue, Omaha
    Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
    13 years in Nebraska Department of Corrections
Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 21, 2018