For Immediate Release
Friday, February 3, 2017
, United States Attorney
George L. Beck, Jr.
Contact: Clark Morris or Doug Howard
Montgomery Area Gang Members and Violent Felons Arrested on Federal Gun Charges
Nashville Field Division
Montgomery, Alabama – Multiple arrests were made this week during a Montgomery area round up for gun and drug violations, announced George Beck Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.
As part of its community policing strategy, the Montgomery Police Department requested help from a number of federal agencies in an effort to identify, isolate, and remove individuals that pose a dangerous threat to the city and its citizens. The participating agencies include the Montgomery Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the United States Marshals Service, the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The following fourteen individuals, all from Montgomery, were part of this round up:
- Larry Keyun Chappell (31),
- Demarion Lamar Daniels (34),
- Rapheal Lamar Gaston (26),
- Rashard Jarnez Hardy (31),
- Taurio Kortavious Harris (21),
- Marrio Terrell Hawkins (30),
- Kourvosier Jerrell Herbert (27),
- Trudyo Renardo Hines, Jr (26),
- Darrius Marcel Mastin (25),
- Roderick Alexander Purvis (25),
- Stanley Antorny Tell (30),
- Roosevelt Keith Terry (33),
- Adrian Deshawn Thompson (30), and
- Quandel Lamar Williams (30).
The charges against them include allegations of drug distribution, possession of firearms in connection with drug distribution, and possession of firearms while being a convicted felon. Evidence also indicates that these individuals are affiliated with numerous gangs in the area including: CBM, Crum Nation, Gangster Disciples, Hardy Boys, and the King Hill Murk Gang.
The allegations against Hardy, Harris, Hines, and Mastin arose from the Club Big Boyz shooting in October of 2015. The charges against the remaining individuals arose from various investigations conducted by the Montgomery Police Department and ATF involving drug distribution and other violent crimes in the City of Montgomery.
An indictment is merely a method of charging an individual and each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial. If convicted, each of the men face possible sentences of up to 20 years imprisonment.
U.S. Attorney Beck would like to thank the following agencies for their hard work during the investigations and arrests in each of these cases: Montgomery Police Department, ATF, FBI, the United States Marshals Service, and the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon Bates, Todd Brown, John Geer, Steven Lee, Rand Neeley, Jonathan Ross, and Susan Redmond.