20 from Virginia and NY charged in racketeering gang case

U.S. Attorney John Fishwick announcing the indictment (WDVAnews Twitter)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSET) - Twenty members and associated of the Mad Stone Bloods gang were charged in an indictment. The indictment charged 13 defendants with violations of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act and related offenses.

The indictment and other court documents have been unsealed after the majority of the defendants were arrested.

According to the indictment, the MSB gang operates in Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Maryland, and engages in activities involving murder, narcotics trafficking, wire fraud and mail fraud both in and outside of prisons. John Fishwick's office says the gang's national leaders are based in New York and the members in Virginia report to those.

The indictment also alleges that the defendants committed shootings, armed robberies, narcotics trafficking, interstate firearms trafficking and fraud.

Three people involved in this indictment worked for the Virginia Department of Corrections. They allegedly conspired to smuggle controlled substances into prison and deliver the drugs to other MSB members for use and distribution within Virginia prisons. Those three former DOC empolyees are , Shaunda Rochelle Jones, aka Lady Stone, 20, and Jaymese Jenee Jones, aka Precious Stone, 20, both of Farmville, Virginia, and a third who was not named.

Fishwick's office says six Virginia-based MSB members were charged with RICO Act violations:

  • Michael Demont Dove, aka Dugatti Black, 31, formerly of Newport News, Virginia;
  • Terrance Nathaniel Brown Jr., aka War, 28, formerly of Norfolk, Virginia;
  • Clifford Alexand Jennings, aka Big Cliff, 47, of Virginia Beach, Virginia;
  • Anthony Alfred Day, aka Rokko, 35, formerly of Portsmouth, Virginia;
  • James Albert Bumbry, aka J. Black, 39, of Cave Springs, Virginia;
  • Ronnie Monroe Nicholas Jr., aka RG, 36, formerly of Hopewell, Virginia.

Two others, Corey Owens, aka Gutta, 28, formerly of Norfolk, and Jermaine Shiquill Epps, aka MMM, 26, of Virginia, are also charged with crimes related to MSB gang activity according to Fishwick.

According to a release from Fishwick's office, the above-named defendants are in custody. They say an indictment is merely an allegation and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Several law enforcement agencies investigated this case including:

  • The FBI Richmond and Norfolk Divisions
  • Virginia State Police
  • Virginia DOC
  • The Norfolk Police Department;
  • The Harrisonburg Police Department;
  • The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office
  • The Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Trial Attorney Marianne Shelvey of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Grayson A. Hoffman of the Western District of Virginia are prosecuting the case.

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