12 gang members of the Rollin 60s Crips in Detroit arrested

- A dozen members of the Crips street gang in Detroit have been arrested and indicted, according to United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. You can read a list of those who have been charged below.

According to the indictment, the Detroit chapter of the "Rollin 60s Crips" is a branch of the national street gang founded in Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. Starting around 2006, a Detroit set of the Rollin 60s was created, and now has approximately150 members.

The indictment alleges that the Rollin 60s Detroit chapter is a violent organization responsible for assaults, robberies, carjackings and the unlawful possession and trafficking of firearms and narcotics in the Detroit metropolitan area during the last nine years. The gang uses violence to avenge acts of rival gang members, to intimidate witnesses and to advance members' positions within the gang.

The bust is part of an effort by the Detroit One Collaboration, which is a team of local, state and federal law enforcement officers.

McQuade's office says among those charged today are:

- Jerome Hamilton 23, of Detroit, charged with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") conspiracy, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and using a firearm during a crime of violence
- Darriyon Mills, 24, of Detroit, charged with RICO conspiracy, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence
- Jonathan Barber, 24, of Detroit, charged with RICO conspiracy, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and carrying and using an explosive device to commit a felony
- Deaires Foster, 22, of Irondale, Alabama, charged with RICO conspiracy
- Martel Strong, 26, of Detroit, charged with RICO conspiracy
- Timothy Price, 26, of Detroit, charged with RICO conspiracy
- Sadeisha Johns, 30, of West Bloomfield, charged with RICO conspiracy
- Soumo Kennedy, 22, of Detroit, charged with RICO conspiracy, carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence
- Brandon Kennedy, 22, of Detroit, charged with RICO conspiracy
- Charles Anthony Smith, 31, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, charged with RICO conspiracy
- Jermell Julius Coleman, 35, of Detroit, charged with RICO conspiracy; assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, and using a firearm during a crime of violence
- William Steele, 34, of Charlotte, North Carolina, charged with RICO conspiracy

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