Tough gang sentence sends message - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Tough gang sentence sends message

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>
  • What you need to know before riding an ATV

    What you need to know before riding an ATV

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:50:06 GMT
    A safety warning following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.      A man died in Liberty County when his 4 wheeler crashed into a tree.  A woman and her two young grandsons died in Walker County whenMore >>
    A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.   Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.More >>
  • Daycare providers face deadline

    Daycare providers face deadline

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:14 GMT
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has posted application packages for new and returning providersMore >>
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The purpose of the program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Programs are offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.More >>

March 14, 2008

Albany -- Gang task force leaders say they're pleased with a 15-year prison sentence handed to a reputed gang leader.

Law enforcers say tough prison sentences for gang crimes will send a clear message to young people involved in gangs.

 Friday morning 19-year old Denevious Morman was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison , 10-years for street gang participation and five for possession of a gun during a crime. Prosecutors say Morman is the number two leader of the C-M-E Rattlers gang.

 Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards says the sentence sends a message. "We want the gang bangers that are still determined to be involved with gangs to understand that you can be incarcerated up to 15 years, as was this defendant."

Morman was credited for 15-months he served in the Dougherty County Jail awaiting trial.

 The man prosecutors say is the top C-M-E Rattler leader is scheduled to go on trial Monday. 21-year old Michael Williams is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=gangsentence

Powered by WorldNow