NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A 25-year-old member of the "Dump Squad" gang was sentencedTuesday to 40 years in prison for his role in committing "numerousacts of violence", according to a release sent to WAVY.com.
Latroy Urquhart pleaded guilty on May 4 to a racketeeringconspiracy, maiming in aid of racketeering activity, anddischarging a firearm during an assault with a deadly weapon whilea member of the "Dump Squad" gang.
The "Dump Squad" was a criminal gang that grew from thewell-known "Bloods". It operated in the Ridley Circle, Harbor Homesand Dickerson Court areas of Newport News, Va.
“Street gangs spread fear and violence through ourcommunities,” said Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for theEastern District of Virginia. “This case is a clear signalthat these gangs are not above the law. Through the combinedefforts of law enforcement they will be taken down and brought tojustice.”
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