After being held up as an example of how to escape gang life, the founder of one of St. Paul’s largest street gangs is in trouble. James Fields is charged with shooting a man at a bar in St. Paul last week.
A 27-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole for his role in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in 2011. Kemen Lavatos Taylor was convicted on nine criminal counts, including the first-degree murder of Rayjon Gomez, 13, and the attempted murder of two of Gomez’s teenaged friends, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
Young father, his wife and 2-year-old are victims to motorcycle gang attack
Recent cases of violent crime in East St. Paul sparked a heated debate on Thursday night. Neighbors packed Arlington Hills Lutheran Church to voice their concerns to city leaders and law enforcement. The community concerns stem from a mid-July shooting that claimed the life of 17-year-old Vincent Allison, and also after a group of people severely beat 26-year-old Ray Widstrand earlier this month.
A 19-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday in connection with the brutal beating and robbery of a young man on the city’s east side, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Issac Maiden was charged with two counts of crime for the benefit of a gang – one on first-degree assault, and one on first-degree aggravated robbery with bodily harm.
A St. Paul, Minn. man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday, after pleaded guilty to four counts related to his role in the gang rape of a teen girl.
The head of the “Beat Down Posse” has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for racketeering.
The U.S. Marshals Service in Minnesota is asking for the public’s help to find three suspected members of the Native Mob gang who are at large.
William Dallas Chaboyea, 35, was charged in a warrant with second-degree murder for the benefit of a gang and second-degree murder on Monday. The charges were in connection with the shotgun murder of Michael Baldeagle on May 28, 1996.
The girl was 12 when the gangsters told her the rule: They would sell her for sex to men outside the gang, but members of the Somali Outlaws or the Somali Mafia would use her for free.
Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman says it’s time to close the books on the investigation into the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force. Freeman has announced no charges will be filed against anyone involved with the organization. […]