Counter-gang Operation Triple Beam leads to 46 arrests in Hampton Roads; 8 homicide suspects arrested

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A counter-gang initiative led by U.S. Marshals that included 14 law enforcement agencies from across Hampton Roads resulted in the arrest of 46 fugitives over the last two months, including eight homicide suspects and 20 suspected gang members, authorities announced Wednesday.

Seventeen people were also arrested for shootings and gun offenses as local authorities look to crack down on gun violence affecting their communities.

Many of the alleged gang members have extensive criminal histories, authorities said.

The arrests happened in Norfolk, Chesapeake and across the state, per Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone, who’s been vocal about the impact of gun violence. Fourteen of the arrests were in Norfolk alone, Boone said, and nine were suspected gang members.

Some were juveniles, including one who’s accused of shooting four children ages 6 to 16 on Madison Avenue in Norfolk on July 2.

“There’s pockets in Hampton Roads that are impacted by poverty and there’s always been a nexus between poverty and gangs. Folks, this isn’t new and we are going to continue to talk about this. We’ll do another operation, and we’ll get up here and say the same things. I don’t say that to minimize our efforts, but I say that because we really need to focus on our youth, the flow of guns, and poverty,” said Boone at the press conference.

Authorities said 36 guns, about $500,000 in narcotics and nearly $40,000 in cash were also seized.

“What we’re seeing on our end on the Peninsula, we aren’t seeing new shooters, we’re seeing the same shooter recycle over and over again. Most of these people have been through multiple programs,” said Hampton Police Investigative Services Assistant Chief Orrin Gallop.

Suspects arrested in Operation Triple Beam by date of arrest, name, and charges:

Here’s what the abbreviations mean:

UFA: Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony
F/A: firearm
FTA: failure to appear

  • June 1 – Charlie PHIFER – Newport News PD Charges: Robbery x2, Abduction x2, UFA x4. Arrested in Spartanburg SC
  • June 2 – Stanley WILSON – Newport News PD Charges: Maiming, UFA, Multiple F/A offenses. Arrested in Hampton.
  • June 2 – Jonathan HOFFLER – ATF case. District of Massachusetts. Conspiracy to Possess F/A. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • June 4 – Jquan HASKINS – Chesapeake Charges: Possession of firearm by Convicted Felon, F/A with Narcotics, Drug Possession. Arrested in Virginia Beach.
  • June 4 – Jahmez SAUNDERS – Norfolk PD Charges: Robbery, UFA. Arrested in Virginia Beach.
  • June 4 – Terrance HACKNEY — Norfolk PD Charges: Robbery, UFA. Arrested in Virginia Beach.
  • June 7 – Tito A COLEMAN – Petersburg PD Charges: Malicious Shooting, Weapon Offense for Shooting in a Public Place, causing Injury, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Violent Felon, and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony (2nd Offense). Arrested in Hampton.
  • June 8 – David GOODMOND – Chesapeake Charges: Capias Burglary X2, Att. Grand Larceny. Arrested in Virginia Beach.
  • June 8 – Derek GORDON – Chesapeake Charges: PV – Burglary, B&E. Arrested in Chesapeake
  • June 8 – Corey BAKER – Norfolk Charges: Malicious Wounding, Abduction. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • June 9 – Christopher WHITE – Henrico Charges: Second Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm. Located at Hampton motel. Found deceased during barricade situation.
  • Jun 9 – Bronte ADAMS – Henrico Charges: Accessory to Murder. Arrested in Hampton.
  • June 10 – Matthew TENLEY – Baltimore, MD Charges: Attempted 1st Degree Murder. Arrested in Hampton.
  • June 10 – Antonio BEALE — Norfolk PD Charges: Abduction, Malicious Wounding, Kidnapping, UFA. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • June 10 – Mandi HYNDS — Norfolk PD Charges: Abduction, Malicious Wounding, UFA. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • June 10 – Donte HAMPTON – Chesapeake Charge: Assault. Arrested in Chesapeake.
  • June 11 – Tukory HARGOVE – Newport News charges: FTA on Felony Offense x2. Arrested in Newport News.
  • June 15 – Jovante BANKS — Norfolk charges: Robbery, Malicious Wounding. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • June 15 – Derek SURRENCY — Norfolk charges: Robbery, FTA on firearms offenses. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • June 15 – Dajour PEMBERTON — Newport News charges: Threaten Bodily Harm x3. Arrested in Suffolk.
  • June 16 – James GORDON — Newport News charges: Second Degree Murder, Unlawful Stabbing. Arrested in Richmond.
  • June 17 – Zachary Kurtis WATSON ­­– Newport News charge Carjacking. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • June 22 – Oscar MELGAR-FLORES — Kennebec Country Sheriff, Maine charges: Sexual Assault of a Minor. Arrested in Newport News.
  • June 23 – Djuan Laroy HARRIS-ARTIS — Chesapeake & Norfolk charges: Rape, Abduction, Strangulation. Arrested in Virginia Beach.
  • June 23 – Raymond Alonzo JONES Jr. — Newport News charge: Burglary. Arrested in Virginia Beach.
  • June 29 – Dontre GRIER — Newport News charges: Second Degree Murder, UFA. Arrested in Newport News.
  • July 1 – Allen COOK — Norfolk charges: Strangulation, Child Abuse x2. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • July 2 – Mario JONES — Chesapeake charges: Probation Violation – Burglary. Arrested in Richmond.
  • July 2 – Juvenile 15 y/o male — Norfolk charges: Malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied building, possession of a firearm by a juvenile and two counts of use of a firearm. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • July 7 – Juvenile 16 y/o male — Hampton charges: Second Degree Murder, UFA, Possession of Firearm by Juvenile. Arrested in Newport News.
  • July 7 – Kwame CHANDLER — Newport News charges: Probation Violation. Arrested in Newport News.
  • July 9 – Steven JAMES — Newport News charges: Possession of Firearm by Convicted Violent Felon (two counts). Arrested in Norfolk.
  • July 12 – Andre PRICE — New Jersey charges: First Degree Murder (two counts), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Second Degree). Arrested in Newport News.
  • July 13 – Dinero CARROLL — Norfolk charges: Attempted Malicious Wounding, Firearm charge. Arrested in Virginia Beach.
  • July 14 – Sean LOFGREN — Virginia Beach charges: Carnal Knowledge of a Child 13-15 years. Taking indecent liberties with a child. Arrested in Newport News.
  • July 14 – Dominique SANDERSON — Chesapeake charges: Threaten to Bomb. Threaten Bodily Injury. Arrested in Portsmouth.
  • July 14 – Joseph TILDEN — Norfolk charges: Abduction, Possession of Firearm by Felon, UFA. Arrested in Gloucester.
  • July 14 – Karington BROWN — Hampton charges: Shooting from a vehicle, discharge firearm in public, brandishing, assault and battery. Arrested in Arlington.
  • July 14 – Qaison WILSON — Hampton charges: FTA Shooting into Occupied Dwelling, Reckless handling of firearm, discharge firearm in public. Arrested in Hampton.
  • July 15 – Christopher WALKER — Hampton charges: Shooting at Occupied Vehicle, Reckless Handling of Firearm, Discharge within city limits. Arrested in Hampton.
  • July 15 – Jaynod HARVEY — Hampton charges: Maiming, Robbery, UFA, Conspiracy. Arrested in Newport News.
  • July 19 – Juvenile 14 y/o male — Norfolk charges: Second Degree Murder, UFA. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • July 21 – Robert STONEWALL — Newport News charges: First Degree Murder, Aggravated Malicious Wounding, UFAx2, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Shoot in Public, Concealed Weapon. Arrested in Hampton.
  • July 22 – Daevon HUNTER — Norfolk charges: FTA Assault. Escaped from Eastern State Medical Hospital in Williamsburg in April. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • July 23 – Laurence CLARK — Norfolk charges: Second Degree Murder, UFA. Arrested in Norfolk.
  • July 23 – Kevin BETHEA — Newport News charges: Robbery, Abduction x2, UFA x2, Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Carjacking. Arrested in Frederick, Maryland.

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