Martin Would Be So Proud! *Updated*
In honor of MLK Day we thought we would feature some “real niggas” who are in need of being “freed”. It seems that some members of one of those harmless local “neighborhood groups” (aka - a gang) now known as the Young Reckless Gunnas” have been “bag” by the police (aka 12).
Brayy seems to understand the MLK credo based on her comment (translated for readability) - “If they had been doing right their asses wouldn’t be behind bars. Just saying.”
Note the comment from “Lulu Tran“, real name Vui Van Tran. Again, translated: “Doing right does not keep the bills paid. Just saying.” We thought it was interesting that Tran was commenting on the arrest of some Young Gunnas and also seems to be affiliated with another neighborhood group known as “Summatown Bound”. More on him later.
So, which members of the Young Gunnas have been incarcerated? “Hella Shellz Yrg“, real name Timothy McClendon, who has been featured in these pages a number of times, lets us know. He was one of those arrested, but he is still a juvenile so his charges don’t show up. He knows the address where he’s going by heart, though. He has been in the juvenile facility quite a bit. Just search his name on the blog.
We found it interesting that the officers let the arrestees keep their phones and send out messages while awaiting their trip to jail. We have heard stories of cops being injured when the thugs used those phones to call backup to the scene.
Damion Brown is thinking about committing some robberies to get bond money for his homeboys. He probably hasn’t seen their bonds yet.
Ter’Rene seems to be trying to reassure herself these boys won’t turn rat.
In the meantime, Damontae Mazyck seems to have the inside track on the impending murder of an alleged rat.
The alleged leader of the Young Gunnas, Daqone Lance, aka “Madden Black Mook”, was one of those arrested. Remember back in December when there were three shootings in the Remount Road area? Lance was arrested after the last one on 4 December and charged with Possession of a Stolen Pistol and Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol. He was released on a total bond of $20,000 later the same day.
Here we are six weeks later and Lance is charged with Trafficking Cocaine, two counts of Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime, Distribution of Cocaine Near a School, PWID Marijuana, and PWID Marijuana Near a School. His total bond was set at $600,000 by Judge Linda Lombard. She must be tired of seeing him already.
No word yet on whether the 9th Circuit Solicitor will move to revoke the previous bond for the weapons offenses from December. Don’t count on it.
Also arrested was Young Gunna gang member Latrell Diquan Demaine Hamilton, aka “Trell Hamilton“. He was hit with the same charges and got the same $600,000 bond from Judge Lombard.
Young Gunna member Devon Shaquille Jenkins, aka “Shaq DaTrigga Man” also has the same charges. His bond was set at $500,000. We have profiled him in these pages before, posing with some guns and dope. He has a pending charge of PWID Marijuana from 2013 and was out on a $5,000 P.R. bond when he was re-arrested.
Here is Jenkins during a recent jail visit.
Yet another Young Gunna, Sharrod Dominique Robinson, who goes by the Thugbook name “Madden Block BJ (Hard Head Savage)” was also hit with those same charges. His total bond is $600,000. We have been wondering where he got the nickname “BJ” and the only conclusion we could come to is he is the Young Gunna pivot man when they have their circle jerks. He does look kind of soft and doughy, doesn’t he?
Robinson has been the beneficiary of the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s legal welfare program a few times. In 2009 he was charged with Possession of Crack. The 9th Circuit Solicitor waited three years, then dismissed the charge.
In 2010 he was charged with:
PWID Crack - Pled down to Possession of Crack by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced to two years probation by Judge Thomas “Felon’s Friend” Hughston in January of 2012.
Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor, because, hey, guns and drugs are not a serious problem in the Lowcountry.
In 2011 Robinson was charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights, Possession of a Pistol With an Obliterated Serial Number and PWID Crack. The 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed all of them in exchange for a guilty plea to the reduced crack charge from 2010.
Edit: Turns out the Robinson above may not be “Madden Block BJ” after all. Interesting that he has the same charges and was charged by the same officers, though.
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Kenneth Robinson is incarcerated at the juvenile facility in Charleston County. Here are some photos of him.
This one looks like it was taken after Madden Block Mook got a Madden Block BJ from Kenneth.
The oldest member of the crew arrested was Fred Alfonzo Lance. He may be an older brother to Daqone Lance, although, being 13 years older, there is a chance he could be his father. Fred was hit with the same gun and drug charges. His bond was set at $600,000. Fred has a fairly long criminal history in Charleston County.
Resisting Arrest - Pled guilty. Sentenced to one year by Judge Victor Rawl, suspended on time served and 18 months probation.
Unlawful Possession of a Pistol - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Possession of Crack - Pled down to Possession of Cocaine by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced by Judge Victor Rawl to two years, suspended on another 18 months of probation.
Assault & Battery With Intent to Kill - Dismissed due to “unreliable victim”.
Possession of Cocaine - Pled guilty. Sentenced by Judge Victor Rawl to the same sentence as above.
Possession of Crack Cocaine - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
PWID Crack Cocaine - reduced to distribution of cocaine by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced by Judge Thomas “Felon’s Friend” Hughston to two years, suspended on service of one year and one year probation.
Distribution of Cocaine Near a School - Same sentence as above.
Possession of 15 Units of Ecstacy - Reduced to Possession of Ecstacy by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced to one day time served by Judge Linen.
So, on this day that honors Martin Luther King we have to be saddened he is no longer present on this earth to march on the Al Cannon Detention Center to demand freedom for these “real niggas” (their words, not ours). What is the world coming to?
Oh, wait. Almost forgot about Vui Van Tran. Apparently he is friendly with the Young Gunnas and the Summatown crew. Yeah, we know, they are all just neighborhood groups. Tran has one arrest in Charleston County. In 2009, when he lived on Ranger Drive in the Waylyn neighborhood, with Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol. He pled guilty after sitting in jail for a year and Judge Thomas “Felon’s Friend” Hughston sentenced him to time served.
As you will see from his jail entry he was also being held for Probation and Parole at the time of his arrest. That was later dismissed. We checked all of the surrounding counties for additional arrests, but found none although it is obvious he has an additional criminal record.
We wonder if any convictions in that as yet unknown criminal history would prevent ownership of any of these items he displays so publicly. Be sure to read through the comments.
Well, that’s all the time we have today for “neighborhood groups”. Time to go have a beer in honor of MLK.