For Immediate Release
Defendant Sentenced in T&A Crips Gang Case
COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of 19 defendants charged in a gang-related racketeering conspiracy was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 120 months in prison.
Dominique Bryant, also known as “Doggy,” 27, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in the racketeering conspiracy in January.
Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Todd A. Wickerham, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Interim Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan, United States Marshal Pete Tobin and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson.
According to court documents, Bryant and the other defendants are members and associates of the Trevitt and Atcheson Crips gang known as T&A.
The gang derived its name from Trevitt and Atcheson streets in the King-Lincoln District of Columbus, where its members predominantly reside.
Beginning in June 2010, T&A members and associates conspired in a racketeering enterprise and engaged in murders, attempted murders, drug trafficking, firearms trafficking, witness tampering, robbery, assault and other crimes.
The gang controlled the neighborhood through intimidation, fear and violence. Gang members were expected to retaliate with acts of violence when their members and associates were disrespected, threatened, intimidated or subjected to acts of violence.
Specifically, co-conspirators are charged with five murders:
the murder of Franky Tention on July 1, 2012, in the area of 431 Ellison Street;
the murder of William Moore on March 15, 2013;
the murder of Marvin Ector on December 23, 2013, on East 5th Avenue;
the murder of Quincy Story on January 24, 2015; and
the murder of Deaonte Fisher on March 4, 2016.
As part of Bryant’s plea agreement, he accepted responsibility for firing a gun and striking two members of the rival gang Poindexter Thug Life (PTL) at Beatty Park Recreation Center in June 2014.
Again, in 2014, Bryant retaliated against members of a second rival gang, the Milo Bloods, by shooting his firearm at a vehicle containing Milo Bloods members.
U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by ATF, FBI and Columbus Police, as well as Assistant United States Attorneys David M. DeVillers, Kevin W. Kelley and Noah R. Litton, who are prosecuting the case.