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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bailey Boys Gang Members Sentenced In Connection With Shootings

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Quintin Thompson, 26, and Montell Jones, 28, both of Buffalo, NY, were sentenced in connection with two shootings by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
 
According to Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael P. Felicetta and Meghan A. Tokash, who are handling the prosecution of this case, Thompson and Jones were members of the Bailey Boys Gang, a violent criminal gang which operates in an area of Buffalo bounded by Winspear Avenue, the Kensington Expressway, Eggert Road, and Main Street.

Thompson was sentenced to 42 months in prison for his role in the October 24, 2011, shooting outside of a rental car business located at 2655 Main Street. Thompson spotted a group of rival gang members and opened fire on the group. Although he missed all of the targets, Thompson shot an 18-year-old female in the leg who was an innocent bystander.  Thompson is currently serving a New York state sentence for a 2008 armed robbery and assault of a 14-year-old boy. 

Jones was sentenced to time served (52 months) for his role as the driver in a drive-by shooting at 211 Shirley in Buffalo on June 28, 2011. Jones drove the vehicle that was occupied by two shooters who fired upon rival gang members at the Shirley Avenue residence. One person, an 18-year-old male, was shot in the back during that crime and the victim spent approximately three months in the hospital recovering from his injuries.  

Jones was also sentenced to time served for his role in the February 6, 2015, assault of a guard at the Steuben Correctional Facility where he was being detained. Jones struck the guard in his face while being transported to his cell.
 
The sentencing is the result of an ongoing investigation on the part of the United States Attorney’s Office in close cooperation with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Acting District Attorney Michael Flaherty, the Buffalo Police Department, under direction of Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, under the Direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.

Updated December 2, 2016