One of the largest indictments in Delaware was announced naming a number of people behind a rash of crime in the City of Wilmington.
The indictment was against 13 members of the Touch Money Gang. They all have been arrested and charged. Their arrests were a joint effort between Delaware Department of Justice, Wilmington Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“Let me say this is just the beginning ladies and gentlemen, you come to Wilmington with a gun; you’re done,” said Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams while family members of the some of the victims stood close by.
Mayor Williams delivered that message after 13 alleged gang members, some as young as 14, were indicted for a series of violent crimes including six murders.
Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn said the problem needs to be addressed not just by police.
“I think one of the problems we have in our state right now is that violence is glorified among some young people and they are led to believe that using a gun is a way to make a name for themselves, so we want to send the message very clearly there is no fame or glory to be had by using a gun,” Denn said.
The 91-count indictment includes charges related to shootings, assaults, a bank robbery, gun and drug possession.
The following is a list of the indicted members:
John Brisco, aka “Bin Laden”, 18 years old
Raymire Briscoe, aka “Fats”, 15 years old
Alexander Fitzgerald, aka “Trey”, 19 years old
Bryant Hawkes, aka “Black Sosa”, 20 years old
Aquantay Garner, aka “Caper Boi”, 19 years old
Rylier Grayson, aka “Lier”, 20 years old
Ronald Maddrey, aka “Doo”, 20 years old
Kadir McCoy, aka “D-Rose”, 17 years old
Tymere Righter, aka “Frog”, 19 years old
Jacquez Robinson, aka “Quez”, 20 years old
Randy Scott, aka “YL”, 23 years old
Jaymere White, aka “Jay 5”, 17 years old
Daymere Wisher, aka “Day-Day”, 16 years old
“Through aggressive policing strategies, and by working closely with our partners in public safety, the various federal agencies, and the community, we continue our collaborative efforts to arrest and prosecute those who commit senseless acts of gun violence in our city,” said Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings.
A number of agencieis were also involved in the investigation. Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police, Juvenile Probation, New Castle City Police, Department of Corrections, Elsmere Police, Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and U.S. Marshal Service all played a significant role.
The murder counts included in the indictment are for six killings below:
• Ioannis Kostikidis, a security guard at the American Beauty School, was shot and killed during a robbery attempt at 6th and Tatnall Streets on February 6, 2013;
• Dwayne Brown was shot and killed in the area of 10th and Kirkwood Streets in Wilmington on May 8, 2014;
• Devon Lindsey was shot and killed on E. 29th in Wilmington on January 18, 2015;
• William Rollins was shot and killed at the corner of W. 21st and Washington Streets in Wilmington on January 24, 2015;
• Deshon Sellers was shot and killed on E. 24th Street near Carter Street in Wilmington on February 16, 2015;
• Malik Watson was shot and killed on 9th Street in the city of New Castle on November 26, 2014. A previous indictment for the murder of Malik Watson was incorporated into this new indictment based on the involvement of the gang.
“Recent spikes in violence may have led many in the community to mistakenly think law enforcement has given up on fighting crime, but today’s indictments and arrests prove this isn’t true,” said Kevin Perkins, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Delaware.