Two Mount Vernon gang members sentenced to prison for 2014 murder

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WHITE PLAINS – Federal prosecutors on Monday announced the sentencing of two “Goonies” gang members in connection with the 2014 murder of Dean Daniels in Mount Vernon.

Raheem Jones, a/k/a “Trigga,” was sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in the murder of Daniels and his participation in multiple other shootings in furtherance of the Goonies gang, according to the prosecutor. 

In November 2021, co-defendant Markel Overton, a/k/a “Kellz,” was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his participation in the Daniels murder and other violent affairs of the Goonies gang.   

The FBI says that between 2007 and 2017, Jones and Overton “were members of a racketeering enterprise known as the ‘Goonies.’  In order to fund the enterprise, protect and expand its interests, and promote its standing, members and associates of the Goonies committed, conspired, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence, including murder, attempted murder, and robbery; they conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute narcotics, and they obtained, possessed, and used firearms, including by brandishing and firing them.”  

Jones and Overton were labeled as senior members of the gang. 

In the afternoon of September 22, 2014, Overton and Jones accompanied two Goonies associates to retaliate against Daniels for robbing one of the Goonies associates of his car.  When they spotted Daniels, the two gang members waited in the car while the two Goonies associates left the vehicle with a gun to confront Daniels.  The Goonies associates shot Daniels twice in the vicinity of Park Avenue in Mount Vernon before running back to the vehicle to flee the scene. 

 Daniels died as a result of gunshot wounds.

Jones, 33, pled guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of using a firearm in connection with an assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, which carried a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Thirty-two-year-old Overton pled guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, which carried a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.