Feds lodge murder and other charges against 31 Poughkeepsie gang members


WHITE PLAINS – Federal authorities have charged 31 members and associates of two rival street gangs in the City of Poughkeepsie with murder, narcotics and firearms offenses.
Killed by gang members were Caval Haylett in March 2016 and Daquell LeBlanc in December 2012.
LeBlanc, also known as Hamo, was a member of the Downtown gang. He was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest at the age of 16 in the vicinity of Main Street between Academy and North Hamilton streets.
Haylett, 18, an innocent bystander and local high school basketball star,
was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head while attending a barbeque
near Winnikee Avenue and Harrison Street.
“There is no question that gang activity in our community has resulted in drug dealing, shootings, violent crimes and homicides, and this cannot be tolerated,” said Dutchess County District Attorney William Grady. “These indictments today sent a clear message that law enforcement agencies at all levels will join forces to insure that these violent offenders are held accountable and removed from our streets.”
Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian Anderson called the charges “an enormous victory for law enforcement by the taking of these individuals off our streets.”
Involved in the investigation and arrests were Poughkeepsie City Police, Dutchess Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Offices, and the FBI Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force.
Indicted as members or associates of the “Uptown” gang were:

Douglas Owens, 34, also known as “Born Truth”
Jihad Williams, 26, also known as “Goodie”
Nicholas Harris, 25, also known as “Bados”
Dimetri Moseley, 23, also known as “Poncho”
Jaquez Hill, 19, also known as “Quez” or “Quezzy”
Markel Green, 21, also known as “Booge”
Rahiem Miller, 21,also known as “Bigs,” “Big Miller” and “Rippy”
Christian Blades, 24, also known as “C Blades” and “JT”
Ashanti Bunn, 30, also known as “Shan D”
Rayshawn Casanova, 21, also known as “Cass” or  “Uber Jack”
Trequon Dancy, 22, also known as “Tre Pound” or “Trigga Tre”
Rashmi Ruparellia, 41, also known as “Baby Rash”

Indicted as members or associates of the “Downtown” gang were:

Ronald Johnson, 33, also known as “Top Gun”
Markus Anderson, 24, also known as “Sparks”
Savon Bagby, 19, also known as “Baggs”
Mtquan Catts, 22, also known as “Nate” and”Scoop”
Jahquez Coleman, 22, also known as “Quez the Rapper” and “Quez”
Walter Coleman, 43, also known as “BB”
Chevez Derello, 24, also known as “Vezy”
Leonard Derello, 22, also known as “Lenny By”
Tyreck Douglas, 23, also known as “Little Ty”
Erving Ferzan, 27, also known as “Erv”
Rakee Johnson, 25, also known as “Spaz” and”Zetho”
Glorious Landrum, 27, also known as “Gus”
Corey Latimer, 23, also known as “Fonzi”
Antoine McKinnon, 43, also known as “Twon” and “Cuzzi”
Wayne Morgan, 21, also known as “Chum Chum”
Carlos Occasion, 36, also known as “Leak” and “Pimp”
Gordon Riddick, 23, also known as “Stacky G’s”
Keenan Watts, 23, also known as “Milleone” and “Mills”
Kwamene Williams, 27, also known as “KWA” and “Rich Quality”

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