Indictments target South L.A. street gang, apartment complex

Andrew Blankstein (Los Angeles Times) | October 18, 2012

Federal agents and local police arrested four members and blankociates of a South Los Angeles street gang Thursday, the same day city prosecutors filed a civil injunction to force changes at an apartment complex that has been a center of gang activity, authorities said.

Those arrested Thursday — all tied to the Denver Lane Blood gang — were Rodney Longmire, 29, of Lynwood; Jermaine McClelland, 36, and Marcus Washington, 40, both of Los Angeles; and Darrell Sanford, 29, of Hawthorne.

They also were named in a series of federal grand jury indictments unsealed Thursday and included Sanford’s brother Reginald, 35, of Compton; Damone Giles, 34, of Long Beach; Quincy Giles, 30, of Los Angeles, James Madison, 40, of Inglewood; and Luvvaughn Lovings McCoy, 35, of Los Angeles.

Two of those defendants were already in custody and two are fugitives, authorities said.

The indictments accuse the defendants of blankorted drug and gang charges and are the result of a two-year investigation into the gang.

If convicted on all charges, each defendant could receive up to 40 years in federal prison.

Meanwhile, in a related action, the city attorney’s office said Thursday that it had filed a civil enforcement action that would impose court-ordered conditions against the owners of a two-story, 28-unit apartment building on the 800 block of West Imperial Highway known to be frequented by the Denver Lane Blood gang.

Read more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/10/feds-city-attorney-target-south-la-gang-with-indictments-injunction.html

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1 Comment for “Indictments target South L.A. street gang, apartment complex”

  1. bangin cedar

    The defendants whose federal charges were unsealed today are:

    Damone Giles, 34, of Long Beach, who is a fugitive;
    Darrell Sanford, 29, of Hawthorne, who was arrested this morning;
    Reginald Sanford, 35, of Compton, who is Darrell Sanford’s brother and who will be summoned to appear in federal court later this month;
    Rodney Longmire, 29, of Lynwood, who was arrested this morning;
    Quincy Giles, 30, of Los Angeles, who is Damone Giles’ brother and who was already in local custody;
    James Madison, 40, of Inglewood, who is a fugitive;
    Marcus Washington, 40, of Los Angeles, who was arrested this morning;
    Jermaine McClelland, 36, of Los Angeles, who was arrested this morning; and
    Luvvaughn Lovings McCoy, 35, of Los Angeles, who was already in local custody.

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