A federal indictment names 20 members and associates of the Mad Stone Bloods street and prison gang alleging numerous crimes, officials announced today.
The indictment was returned under seal last week and charges 13 defendants with violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations or RICO Act and related offenses.
Charges against seven additional Stone Bloods gang members and associates in related cases were also unsealed.
The indictment shows that Stone Bloods operate in Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Maryland, and engage in activities involving murder, narcotics trafficking, wire fraud and mail fraud both in and outside of prisons.
The gang’s national leaders are based in New York and Stone Bloods leaders in Virginia report to those New York leaders.
The indictment also alleges that the defendants committed shootings, armed robberies, narcotics trafficking, interstate firearms trafficking and fraud.
According to the indictment, Shaunda Rochelle Jones, aka Lady Stone, 20, and Jaymese Jenee Jones, aka Precious Stone, 20, both of Farmville, Virginia, and a third defendant were employees of the Virginia Department of Corrections who allegedly conspired to smuggle controlled substances into prison facilities.
They also delivered drugs to other Stone Blood gang members for use and distribution within the Virginia prisons.
A fourth former prison employee who worked as inmate counselor has been charged with smuggling contraband items to an incarcerated Stone Bloods gang leader with whom she was engaged in a sexual relationship, according to authorities.
The defendants charged with RICO Act violations include six Virginia-based Bloods gang members, Michael Demont Dove, aka Dugatti Black, 31, formerly of Newport News, Virginia; Terrance Nathaniel Brown Jr., aka War, 28, formerly of Norfolk, Virginia; Clifford Alexand Jennings, aka Big Cliff, 47, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Anthony Alfred Day, aka Rokko, 35, formerly of Portsmouth, Virginia; James Albert Bumbry, aka J. Black, 39, of Cave Springs, Virginia; and Ronnie Monroe Nicholas Jr., aka RG, 36, formerly of Hopewell, Virginia. Corey Owens, aka Gutta, 28, formerly of Norfolk, and Jermaine Shiquill Epps, aka MMM, 26, of Virginia, are also charged with crimes related to MSB gang activity.
The defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
During the course of the investigation, Aaron Markeith Gerald, aka Big A, 33; Carlos Williams, aka Bang Em, 33; Christie Bailey, aka Summer, 37; Nicholas Johnson, aka Auto, 24; Adrienne Yvonne Williams, aka Scarlett, 38; Reginald Ball, aka RR, 34; and Rontea Lakey Gunn, aka Hit Man, 39, each plead guilty under seal to one count of racketeering conspiracy.
***The FBI’s Richmond and Norfolk Divisions; the Virginia State Police; the Virginia DOC; the Norfolk Police Department; the Harrisonburg, Virginia, Police Department; the Rockingham County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office; and the Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney investigated the case. Trial Attorney Marianne Shelvey of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Grayson A. Hoffman of the Western District of Virginia are prosecuting the case.