By Ava-joye Burnett

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Federal prosecutors unveiled a 33 count indictment Thursday against a west Baltimore gang. Officials say members terrorized their Edmondson Village neighborhood for years.

“Today, I am announcing federal charges against a gang responsible for murder, murder for hire, trafficking and deadly narcotics,” U.S. Attorney Robert Hur said.

Sixteen people were charged in the fourth superseding indictment:

  • Gregory Butler, a/k/a Gotti, Sags and Little Dick, age 28, of Baltimore;
  • Darran Malik Butler, a/k/a Lik, age 21, of Baltimore;
  • Bobby Cannon, a/k/a Freaky, age 23 of Baltimore;
  • Darean Cook, age 27, of Baltimore;
  • Juawan Davis, a/k/a Fat Daddy, age 24, of Baltimore;
  • Edward Buddy Hall, a/k/a Gwar, age 54, of Baltimore;
  • Timothy Legard, age 29, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia;
  • Davon Owens, a/k/a Gusto, age 31, of Baltimore;
  • D’Andre Preston, a/k/a Whiteboy and Whites, age 23, of Baltimore;
  • Desmond Ringgold, a/k/a Worm and Fool, age 28, of Baltimore;
  • James Henry Roberts, a/k/a Bub, age 29, of Baltimore;
  • Tirrel Saunders, a/k/a Pretty, age 32, of Baltimore;
  • Nathan Stanley, age 48, of Rixeyville, Virginia;
  • Jamie Wagoner, age 37, of Stephens City, Virginia
  • Laura Warner, age 36, of Berkeley County; and
  • Emanuel Watkins, age 62, of Baltimore.

The group, known as the “NFL” gang, allegedly operated a drug distribution ring for years. Prosecutors say they’re tied to at least four murders and as many as five overdose deaths. Investigators believe they also used witness intimidation on social media to scare people into silence.

“Gang members threatened and tampered with witnesses, including by outing them on social media,” Hur said.

“NFL” stands for “Normandy, Franklin and Loudon”, streets in the Edmondson Village neighborhood. The gang’s age group ranges from 21 to 62.

A woman who has lived in the area for decades spoke to WJZ.

“We had murders right across from the church, there are drug gangs hanging out there at the little corner store,” she said. “It just keeps happening over and over.”

After a string of violent days in Baltimore where dozens of people were shot and several died, city leaders used this large scale indictment as a warning to others who are fueling crime.

“Let me be very clear, this type of behavior will not be tolerated,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.

This was the fourth superseding indictment, so more charges could come later.

Ava-joye Burnett

Comments (6)
  1. Stacey says:

    Yep, that’s Trump AG not Baltimore City’s AG Failure Mosby. What kind of life do you want to live Baltimore. Keep electing incompetent Democrat activist and your livelihood will never get better.

  2. Basement Joe says:

    “Members terrorized their Edmondson Village neighborhood for years.” Great job Elijah. Oh Wait nevermind.

  3. trentdilfer08 says:

    Let me get this straight….It took a week of unworldly violence in Baltimore to get a gang busted

    that has been wreaking havoc for years? Here’s an idea how about you take down all the known

    criminals in the city.

    1. Nanny Pelosi says:

      The rest are protected under the Mosby’s “Friends and Family” Network

  4. THE TRUTHSAYER says:

    TRUMP HAS BEEN IN OFFICE FOR OVER 3 1/2 YEARS AND IT TOOK THEM THAT LONG? WE KNOW LOCALS ARE INCOMPETENT BUT APPARENTLY SO ARE TRUMP’S FEDS

    WE SEE WHAT TRUMP’S BRINGING BACK LAW AND ORDER LOOKS LIKE- RIOTS EVERY DAY MORE VIOLENCE THAN BEFORE- A VOTE FOR TRUMP IS A VOTE FOR 4 MORE YEARS OF RIOTING

  5. Terrence says:

    Wrong. Baltimore city has REJECTED both state and federal help with the crime problem. When it becomes clear that they are dealing with organized crime, then the feds can step in. And don’t try to confuse the argument by referring to the riots and looting. None of the states with rioting and looting have asked for federal help. The murders in the city have nothing to do with with antifa, blm or any of that. The murders have gotten worse since Obama was president: why didn’t he step in and do something about it?

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