13 Wilmington Gang Members Indicted

Following a lengthy investigation involving multiple local, state and federal agencies, 13 members of the Touch Money Gang, or TMG, a violent Wilmington neighborhood youth gang, were indicted by a grand jury last week for a long list of crimes including six murders, five shootings with injuries and a bank robbery.

The indictment charges all 13 individuals with gang participation because of membership in TMG and re-indicts a number of previous crimes that have now been determined to have TMG involvement.

Delaware Department of Justice, Wilmington Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation led the investigation that led to the 91-count indictment by a grand jury on August 31, which also involved the 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. It is the largest indictment in memory by DOJ in terms of the number of homicides and shootings involved.

All 13 individuals indicted are now in custody.

“This indictment alleges what the residents of Wilmington unfortunately have experienced for the last several years, that a gang called TMG was bringing violence to their streets, some of which was committed by teens as young as 14 and 15 years old,” Attorney General Matt Denn said in announcing the indictments. “The level of violence and brazenness alleged to have been exhibited by TMG members is shocking. The number of shots being fired and the indiscriminate nature of the shootings are alarming. We believe the murders were committed by TMG members who were between the ages of 14 and 19 years old when they pulled the trigger.”

“These indictments are a step in making city neighborhoods safer, but also are a reminder of the gun violence we unfortunately continue to see daily, often perpetrated by teens and young adults,” Attorney General Denn said.

The murder counts included in the indictment are for six killings, including:

  • 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.


The indictments also include charges related to five other shootings with injuries including one last month at the Adams Four Shopping Center, multiple illegal firearm and drug possessions and the January 29, 2015 robbery of the WSFS branch on North Union Street in Wilmington.

“There are many people and agencies that helped make these indictments possible. We greatly appreciate the cooperation and partnership from the other law enforcement agencies that took part in this investigation,” Attorney General Denn said. “From the DOJ, I want to recognize deputy attorneys general Ipek Medford, John Downs and Periann Doko, investigator Cliff Dempsey, paralegal Jaime Prater and analysts Bill Moran and Shennette Moore for the long, dedicated and tireless work over many months stitching together the full picture of this gang’s activities and working to take its members off the streets.”

“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.

The FBI’s involvement in the Wilmington TMG investigation was part of that agency’s initiative to target gun violence in cities around the country.

“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.  “We are actively investigating cases, making arrests and stopping criminals.  Our law enforcement partnerships have deepened and we are more committed than ever to making Wilmington a safer place.”

The list of individuals indicted:

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

Below are the charges for which each defendant was indicted and the name of the victims for the murders/attempted murder/assaults:

  1. John Brisco, age 18, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Murder First Degree (Intentional Murder – Ioannis Kostikidis, date—02/06/2013);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Murder First Degree (Felony Murder – Ioannis Kostikidis, date—02/16/2013);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Attempted Robbery First Degree (victim—Ioannis Kostikidis, date—02/06/2013);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy Second Degree;

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Murder First Degree (victim—Devon Lindsey, date—01/18/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy First Degree;

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Murder First Degree (victim—William Rollins, date—01/24/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy First Degree;

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile;

Possession or Control of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited;

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited; and

Receiving a Stolen Firearm.

  1. Raymire Briscoe, age 15, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Assault First Degree (victim—Marvin Butler, date—05/08/2014);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm (Handgun) by a Person Prohibited;

Murder First Degree (victim—Dwayne Brown, date—05/08/2014);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy First Degree;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm (Handgun) by a Person Prohibited;

Reckless Endangering First Degree (victim—De’shay Emory, date—05/30/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control Ammunition by a Person Prohibited;

Possession of a Weapon with a Removed, Obliterated or Altered Serial Number; and

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile.

  1. Alexander Fitzgerald, age 19, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Murder First Degree (victim—Deshon Sellers, date 02/16/2015);

Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile;

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon; and

Resisting Arrest.

  1. Aquantay Garner, age 19, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Aggravated Menacing (victim—Heriberto Ortiz-Bedollo, date—07/28/2014);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Attempted Murder First Degree (victim—Deshawn Wallace, date—02/02/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Reckless Endangering First Degree (victim—girlfriend of Deshawn Wallace, date—02/02/15);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Reckless Endangering First Degree (victim—son of Wallace’s girlfriend, date—02/02/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control Ammunition by a Person Prohibited; and

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

  1. Rylier Grayson age 20, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation; and

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

  1. Bryant Hawkes, age 20, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation.

  1. Ronald Maddrey, age 20, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Drug Dealing;

Drug Dealing;

Drug Dealing;

Aggravated Possession; and

Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

  1. Kadir McCoy, age 17, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Murder First Degree (victim—Devon Lindsey, date—01/18/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy First Degree;

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Murder First Degree (victim—William Rollins, date—01/24/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy First Degree;

Possession or Control of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Robbery First Degree (victim—WSFS Bank teller; date—01/29/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Robbery First Degree (victim—WSFS Bank teller, date—01/29/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Robbery First Degree (victim—WSFS Bank teller, date—01/29/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Aggravated Menacing (victim—WSFS Bank customer, date—01/29/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Aggravated Menacing (victim—WSFS Bank customer, date—01/29/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy Second Degree;

Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony;

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm (Handgun) by a Prohibited Juvenile;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control Ammunition by a Person Prohibited;

Resisting Arrest;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm (Handgun) by a Prohibited Juvenile;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control Ammunition by a Person Prohibited; and

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

  1. Tymere Righter, age 19, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Assault First Degree (victim—Marvin Butler, date—05/08/2014);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Murder First Degree (victim—Dwayne Brown, date—05/08/2014);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony; and

Conspiracy First Degree.

  1. Jacquez Robinson, age 20, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation.

Jacquez Robinson was previously indicted in a separate case involving the two shootings and the murder of Malik Watson.  Those indicted charges are the predict felonies for which Jacquez Robinson is included in the Gang Participation case.  Those previously indicted charges are:

Murder First Degree (Intentional Murder – Malik Watson, date—11/26/2014);

Murder First Degree (Felony Murder – Malik Watson, date—11/26/2014);

Assault First Degree (victim—Shaakira Baker, date—11/25/2014);

Assault First Degree (victim—Dre’quill Brickhouse, date—11/25/2014);

Assault Second Degree (victim—Darrell Copeland, date—11/09/2014);

Robbery First Degree (victim—Malik Watson, date—11/26/2014);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Reckless Endangering First Degree (victim—New Castle City residents, date—11/26/2014);

Conspiracy Second Degree;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile;

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 quantity;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile;

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Reckless Endangering First Degree;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile;

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon; and

Resisting Arrest.

  1. Randy Scott, age 23, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation.

  1. Daymere Wisher, age 16, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Murder First Degree (Intentional Murder – Ioannis Kostikidis, date—02/06/2013);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Murder First Degree (Felony Murder – Ioannis Kostikidis, date—02/06/2013);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Attempted Robbery First Degree (victim—Ioannis Kostikidis, date—02/06/2013);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy Second Degree;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm (Handgun) by a Person Prohibited; and

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.

  1. Jaymere White, age 17, indicted on the following charges:


Gang Participation;

Attempted Murder First Degree (victim—Robert Brown, date—08/19/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Robbery First Degree (victim—Robert Brown, date –08/19/2015);

Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony;

Conspiracy Second Degree;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Person Prohibited;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile;

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon;

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Person Prohibited; and

Possession, Purchase, Own, or Control a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

PHOTO CAPTION – DE Attorney General Matt Denn announces indictments against members of a Wilmington street gang, while surrounded by law enforcement, Department of Justice prosecutors, and family members of murder victims

 

 
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