NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A fourth member of the "Dump Squad" - a gang which operated inthe Ridley Circle, Harbor Homes and Dickerson Court areas ofNewport News - was sentenced Tuesday in a federal court.
Rickey Rice, 28, of Newport News was sentenced to 30 years inprison for his role in the gang.
Court documents show members of the "Dump Squad" usedintimidation, violence, and threats of violence in committingcriminal actions, including the murders of Terrell Williams, TiarraCampbell, and Tony Vaughan.
In early September three other members were sentenced for theirinvolvement with the gang. Twan Bugg, 23, Samuel Bates, 27, and TyDavis, 25, received sentences ranging from 25 to 30 years inprison. All three defendants pleaded guilty in April to theirparticipation in a conspiracy to engage in racketeering activity.Davis, Bugg and Bates pled guilty to additional charges.
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies assisted inthe investigation into the gang.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
Several local families could be out on the streets by the new year, if things don't improve at a Chesapeake shelter.
A disturbing national trend has found it's way into eastern North Carolina. There have been reports of young men punching innocent people -- with the intention of knocking them out -- and the victims never see it coming.