10 alleged Bloods members indicted on gang-related charges

Ten suspected members of the Black Mob Gangstas/Donald Gee Family (BMG/DGF) Raleigh-area Bloods street gang were recently indicted on multiple charges, including drug trafficking and murder, according to documents unsealed Monday.

The suspects include several high-ranking leaders of the hierarchically structured street gang, as well as a number of associates, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Nine of the 10 were already in custody, while the 10th suspect was placed in custody Monday.

A federal grand jury returned the 11-count indictment on Jan. 20, but the documents were unsealed Monday by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

The defendants were identified as:

• Demetrice Regus Devine, aka Respect, 34;
• Dontaous Demond Devine, aka Scooch and Boochie, 28;
• Demetrius Deshaun Toney, aka Meat, 24;
• Brandon Jowan Mangum, aka B-Easy, 28;
• Jamario Keon Jones, aka Spect Junior and Skeeno, 24;
• Cleveland McNair, aka Blee, 33;
• Christopher Darnell Evans, aka Racks and Snacks, 27;
• Brenda Joyce Brown, aka Lady Banga, 32;
• Katherine Victoria Gast, aka Kat Snacks, 25; and
• Shaiona Marie Smith aka, Slyfox, 22.

Charges include racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, murder with a firearm, drug trafficking conspiracy, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and other related offenses. According to the indictment, Dontaous Devine, Toney and Mangum are accused of fatally shooting a rival gang member in 2009 who refused to pay BMG/DGF’s gang dues. Jones and another gang member are also accused of fatally shooting a rival gang member in 2008 on the order of a higher ranking BMG/DGF member.

U.S. Attorney John Stuart Bruce called the indictment “significant” and the result of a lot of hard work. Stopping violent and illegal gang activity is a top priority for the U.S. Attorney’s office, Bruce said.

“These suspects are part of a ruthless street gang that uses fear, intimidation, and even murder to protect the interests of their criminal organization. They believed they were beyond the reach of justice, even tampering with witnesses,” said John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in North Carolina. “Together with our law enforcement partners, we have disrupted a dangerous criminal enterprise and will continue to hold those accountable who mistakenly believe they are above the law.”