BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Wanted killers, drug dealers, gangsters. Off the streets of Baltimore.
At the U.S. Attorney’s Office Tuesday morning, officials announced the takedown 12 members of a dangerous gang.
The police and feds say they are ruthless, killing within their own communities, and now the alleged crimes, some dating back years, have caught up to them.
Drugs and money. That was enough motive, investigators say, to spill blood on the streets of Baltimore.
“They do it to protect turf. They do it to eliminate and intimidate rivals,” said U.S. Attorney for Maryland Stephen Schenning.
Now, Schenning says 12 gangsters who were driving the drugs and violence in Baltimore are locked up.
They were linked to 10 murders over a six year span, including a triple murder almost two years ago.
The men on the list are connected by more than crime.
Authorities say they are all members of the gang TTG, or Trained To Go.
“They’re calculating. They’re cold blooded. They premeditate their killings,” said Baltimore PD Commissioner Kevin Davis.
Davis also said they targeted the same communities where they lived and ran drugs.
Among those arrested was 22-year-old Montana Barronette. Less than a year ago, he was called the city’s number one trigger puller.
“Barronette is very good at his craft,” Davis said. “His craft is killing.”
Back then, Davis promised the law would catch up to Barronette again. Now, Barronette is looking at another murder charge, listed alongside some of the city’s most dangerous men.
“When they can leave their homes with guns in their waistbands, and execute people on the streets of Baltimore, and leave 45, 50 shell casings at a crime scene, and think they can get away with it, this is hopefully a message to them,” Davis said.
Investigators say they’re still looking for 26-year-old Roger Taylor. If you’ve seen him, the FBI wants to hear from you.
The defendants are identified as:
Montana Barronette, a/k/a Tana, and Tanner, age 22;
Terrell Sivells, a/k/a Rell, age 26;
John Harrison, a/k/a Binkie, age 27;
Taurus Tillman, a/k/a Tash, age 28;
Linton Broughton, a/k/a Marty, age 24;
Dennis Pulley, a/k/a Denmo, age 30;
Roger Taylor, a/k/a Milk, age 26;
Brandon Wilson, a/k/a Ali, age 23;
Brandon Bazemore, a/k/a Man Man, age 24;
Timothy Floyd, a/k/a Tim Rod, age 27
Hisaun Chatman, age 31; and
James Woodfolk, age 20.
The defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison on the racketeering and drug conspiracies. Barronette, Bazemore, Harrison, Floyd and Taylor also face mandatory life in prison for murder in aid of racketeering, a charge which is death penalty eligible as a Federal Capital offense.
Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Taylor is asked to contact the FBI- Baltimore Field office at 410-265-8080.