Six people arrested on gang charges in Grovetown
GROVETOWN, Ga. (WFXG) - Six people are facing gang-related charges after a confrontation at a Grovetown gas station last week.
According to Grovetown Public Safety, police responded to a report of individuals with handguns and rifles pointed at another vehicle in the AM/PM Gas Station parking lot on Harlem-Grovetown Rd. on Mar. 3. After reviewing security footage, police say they identified two suspects: eighteen-year-old Monica Davis and seventeen-year-old Aleisha Murray, both of VFW Road in Grovetown.
Investigators revealed that Davis, Murray, and seventeen-year-old Jalon Rivers were victims of a shooting incident on Feb. 15 near the 200 block of VFW Rd. During that incident, investigators say eighteen-year-old Keith Campbell fired multiple rounds at the victims, who were reportedly known to participate in gang-related activities with “Sex, Money, Murda”, a nationally recognized criminal street gang.
Since the VFW Rd. shooting, police say there have been multiple incidents of retaliation in and around Grovetown between “EA” (Extort Anybody) and “SMM” associates, culminating in the incident at the AM/PM.
During the Mar. 3 incident, Davis, Murray, Rivers, twenty-year-old Daquan George, and another unknown man arrived in the parking lot and appeared to be lying in wait. When a vehicle arrived, the suspects reportedly confronted the passengers, brandishing multiple firearms, including an AR-15 and a handgun with an extended magazine. While one passenger, eighteen-year-old Lazarius Williams, attempted to leave, Rivers allegedly attempted to fire a shot from the handgun but appeared to have a malfunction. Both vehicles left the parking lot.
On Mar. 7, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Katherine St. and Wrightsboro Rd. for failure to dim headlights and no taillights. Officers identified several people in the vehicle: Murray, Davis, Rivers, George, seventeen-year-old Jaden Williams, and twenty-one-year-old Chase Teasley. an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and multiple firearms, including an AR-15 style pistol, an AK-47 style pistol, and a handgun with an extended magazine.
Officers arrested everyone in the car and charged them with unlawful criminal street gang activity, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Murray, Davis, Rivers, and George are also charged with terroristic threats and acts and aggravated assault.
All suspects were transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.
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