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Five indicted for Albany gang crimes

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Five suspected gang members are indicted for burglarizing a Northwest Albany home.  Prosecutors say they were stealing to help fund the Rattlers gang.

Cody Mills, Calvin Winkfield, Benjamin Worthy, and Brian White are all charged with breaking into the McClure family's home on North Doublegate Drive June 29th and stealing three T-V's and three computers.

Thomas Ford, Junior is charged with buying stolen items.  Prosecutors say all five are Rattlers gang members.

Dougherty D.A. Greg Edwards  said "What people need to understand is gang membership has some profit motive. Usually it is older gang members that encourage younger gang members to commit certain crimes to gain rank in the gang."

The D-A says the gang uses money from burglaries to buy guns and drugs.

The five could face more than a dozen years in prison.

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