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Albany gang leader arrested for beating death

Gregory Marshall (Source: Dougherty Jail) Gregory Marshall (Source: Dougherty Jail)

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A notorious gang leader wanted for murder was snatched up during a police take down  Tuesday morning.

Gregory Marshall was arrested at a house on South Mock Road around 8:30. Police say Marshall is the leader of the Black Gangsta Disciples and took part in a gang initiation beating death last month.

33 year old Gregory Marshall was one of Albany's most wanted fugitives, wanted for murder in the June beating death of a 33 year old former prison guard during a gang intiation. Marshall's street name is "G-1", because he heads the violent Black Gangsta Disciples.

Two Albany Police Officers tell our camera to stay out of the yard at 206 South Mock Road, where Gregory Marshall was arrested.  Albany Police and Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies, acting on a tip, stormed the house, where nearly a dozen were inside, and caught Marshall asleep.

 "We received a call through dispatch, that Mr. Greg Marshall was at a location on South Mock," Albany Police spokesperson Phyllis Banks Whitley said.

After about a month manhunt, Marshall is charged with murder in the gang initiation beating death of Reginald Richardson, who was dead when brought to the hospital June 23rd. So far five people have been charged with his murder. Marshall, 32-year old David Freeman 32-year old Ernest "Scoop" Thomas, 26-year-old Yaaeil Shelton, and 22-year old Orlando Charlot, Junior.

Whitley said "He is talking to Investigators. They are questioning him as we speak. And right now he is cooperating by answering their questions."

Neighbors to the South Mock house told us that 15 to 20 people usually stayed in the house where the gang leader was arrested, and were shocked to find out Marshall was hiding there.

A neighbor who refused to give his name said "Of course, anybody would be uncomfortable or scared. But not knowing what exactly is going on, and then Bam. You find out something like that, and find out it's close."

Another neighbor called Leroy said "No, no gangs over here. This is the first time we ever heard about that."

Police say between 15 to 20 people were involved in the fatal gang initiation that killed Richardson, so Marshall may not be the last person charged with his death.

 "Detectives did state that additional arrests are expected to be made," said Banks Whitley. 

Investigators say they are still gathering information about Richardson's death, even exactly where the fatal gang initiation beat down happened, and why Richardson was joining the Black Gangsta Disciples.

As is frequently the case when gang members are arrested, police issued an advisory Tuesday afternoon to South Georgia law officers about potential gang violence against uniformed officers.

Gregory Marshall will make his first court appearance Wednesday morning.


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