MURDER USA: U. S. Attorney, FBI announce indictments ‘Trained To Go (TTG)’ connected to ten murders: gives credit to Baltimore Police in roundup

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MURDER USA – Corey Cawthorne Arrested for Attempted Murder; U. S. Attorney, FBI announce indictments ‘Trained To Go (TTG)’ connected to ten murders: gives credit to Baltimore Police in Roundup

Baltimore, Maryland –A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging ten defendants with conspiring to participate in a violent racketeering enterprise known as Trained To Go (TTG). The superseding indictment, which was returned on June 30, 2017 and unsealed today, charges ten alleged TTG gang members and TTG associates with conspiring to violate federal racketeering and drug trafficking laws. Four defendants are also charged with committing murder in aid of racketeering. Twelve defendants, including all ten defendants charged in the RICO count, are also charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. Four defendants are charged with distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin; two are charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and with possession of a firearm by a felon.

The indictment was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; and Acting Chief of the Department of Justice Organized Crime and Gang Section, Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Baltimore Field Division.

According to the ten-count indictment, the defendants are members of Trained To Go (TTG), a criminal organization whose members engaged in drug distribution and acts of violence involving murder, kidnapping, assault, robbery, and witness intimidation. TTG operated in the Sandtown neighborhood of West Baltimore. Members and associates of TTG sold narcotics, including heroin, cocaine, and marijuana, and worked to defend their exclusive right to control who sold narcotics in TTG territory. The murders, assaults, and kidnappings included that of rival gang members, rival drug dealers, and individuals cooperating with law enforcement, as well as engaging in murder-for-hire schemes. As part of the conspiracy, each defendant agreed that a conspirator would commit at least two acts of racketeering activity for TTG.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI Baltimore Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force, which included five Baltimore City Police Officers.

The following defendants, all of Baltimore, are charged in the indictment unsealed today:

Montana Barronette, a/k/a Tana, and Tanner, age 22;

Terrell Sivells, a/k/a Rell, age 26;

John Harrison, a/k/a Binkie, age 27;

Taurus Tillman, a/k/a Tash, age 28;

Linton Broughton, a/k/a Marty, age 24;

Dennis Pulley, a/k/a Denmo, age 30;

Roger Taylor, a/k/a Milk, age 26;

Brandon Wilson, a/k/a Ali, age 23;

Brandon Bazemore, a/k/a Man Man, age 24;

Timothy Floyd, a/k/a Tim Rod, age 27

Hisaun Chatman, age 31; and

James Woodfolk, age 20.

The indictment alleges that between May 20, 2010 and May 25, 2016, the defendants committed acts of violence, including 10 murders, and one non-fatal shooting. The violent acts were intended to further the gang’s activities, including intimidating witnesses to prevent them from cooperating with law enforcement, protecting the gang’s drug territory, and for the purpose of maintaining and increasing their position within the organization.

The defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison on the racketeering and drug conspiracies. Barronette, Bazemore, Harrison, Floyd, and Taylor also face mandatory life in prison for murder in aid of racketeering, a charge which is death penalty eligible as a Federal Capital offense. Wilson also faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Ten defendants have been detained, one defendant is under supervision with pretrial services and the whereabouts of Roger Taylor are unknown.

Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Roger Taylor is asked to contact the FBI- Baltimore Field Office at (410) 265-8080.

FBI Baltimore Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force is responsible for identifying and targeting the most violent gangs in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The squad utilizes drug and violent crime investigations to address gang violence and the associated homicides in Baltimore, MD. The vision of the program is to use the Enterprise Theory of Investigation (ETI), through criminal and civil provisions of RICO Act and in accordance with the FBI and Department of Justice national strategies, to disrupt and dismantle significant violent criminal threats and criminal enterprises affecting the safety and well-being of our citizens and our communities. The FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Gangs Task Force includes FBI special agents and task force officers from the Baltimore, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County Police Departments.

“We have identified a violent group of gangsters” – Commissioner Kevin Davis

Corey Cawthorne charged with April 4, 2017, murder in Baltimore City on July 11, 2017

MURDER USA Two shot on Lyndhurst Avenue by gunman with bad aim

BALTIMORE, MD. — Two shootings which could have assisted the killers of Baltimore in catching up with Chicago were to no avail as both shooting victims lived and leading observers to speculate if the ignorant killers of Baltimore are simply using the Gangsta movies as instructions on how to shoot firearms.

Police in Baltimore City reports that on July 10, 2017, at approximately 10:46 p.m., Southwest District patrol officers responded to the 300 block of Lyndhurst Avenue for a report of a shooting.

Upon officer’s arrival, they located a 27-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. Officers then located a second victim, a 22-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest.

Medics transported both victims to an area hospital where the 27-year-old victim is listed in good condition and the 22-year-old victim is listed in stable condition.

Citywide shooting detectives responded to the location and took control of the investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

Victim in critical condition after being shot in the back

BALTIMORE, MD. – Police report that on July 11, 2017, at approximately 4:59 a.m., Southwest District patrol officers responded to the 2300 block of Popular Grove for a report of a shooting.

Upon officer’s arrival, they located a 29-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the back.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was in the 2300 block of Popular Grove when he was shot by an unidentified suspect.

The victim then ran to the 3100 block of Hamlin Avenue, where the police were called.

Citywide shooting detectives responded to the location and took control of the investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

Corey Cawthorne Arrested for Attempted Murder

BALTIMORE, MD. —  On April 3, 2017, a 31-year-old man was shot in the 1300 block of N. Patterson Park Avenue. That victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and eventually recovered from his injuries.

Citywide shooting detectives responded out and quickly identified a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for that suspect, 39-year-old Corey Cawthorne of the 1300 block of Patterson.

Since April 4, 2017, Cawthorne remained at large.

On July 7, 2017, Warrant Apprehension Detectives arrested Corey Cawthorne in the 500 block of N. Clinton Street, without incident.

Cawthorne was transported to Central Booking where he has been charged with 1st Degree Attempted Murder. Corey Cawthorne is now being held without bail.

Repeat Gun Offender Arrested with Gun (needs to be part of the mass incarceration of criminals)

Deontray Brown of the 3400 block of Mayfield Avenue with loaded gun and drugs

BALTIMORE, MD. – Baltimore police report that on July 8, 2017, Eastern District Operations detectives were in the 2100 block of Aiken Street conducting an investigation.

This investigation led to the arrest of 25-year-old Deontray Brown of the 3400 block of Mayfield Avenue.

Seized from Brown was a loaded gun and drugs.

Deontray Brown, who is prohibited for multiple handgun violations, was transported to Central Booking Intake Facility, where he has been charged with various gun and drug violations.

BALTIMORE CITY POLICE BEAT / Six Arrested in Southeast District Raid

BALTIMORE CITY, MD. — Police report that on July 7, 2017, at approximately 4:30 in the morning, Southeast District Operations detectives executed two search and seizure warrants in the area of O’Donnell Heights.

From a home in the 6100 block of Shipview Way, detectives seized guns and drugs and arrested six people from inside the home.

Detectives seized a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun which had been reported stolen, 2 loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handguns, suspected marijuana, heroin, crack cocaine and money.

Arrested were the following people:

Tanika Lassiter (34) of the 6100 block of Shipview Way

Terris Davis (29) of the 200 block of N. Washington Street (Prohibited)

Ronald Silver (29) of the 1100 block of Maradean Drive (Prohibited)

Davon Douglas (22) of the 3100 block of Kenya Avenue (Prohibited)

Brian Williams (18) of the 6100 block of Plantview Way (Prohibited)

Steven Robinson (19) of the unit block of Comet Court (Prohibited)

All seized property was submitted as evidence.

The six suspects were transported to Central Booking where they all have been charged with and an array of handgun and narcotic trafficking violations. All are currently waiting to see a court commissioner.

 

 

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