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23 Columbians arrested in FBI crackdown, charged with criminal offenses

23 ColumbiansFBI agents arrested 23 Columbians

FBI agents arrested 23 Columbians alleged gang members Tuesday for criminal offenses, many living in Columbia or with ties to the city, as part of a gang sting described in a 134-count indictment.

The indictment, unsealed this morning, names  23 members and associates of the United Blood Nation, also known as UBN or the Bloods street gang, with federal criminal offenses, including racketeering, violent crimes, narcotics violations, interstate robberies, firearms violations, prostitution, sex trafficking, tax fraud, and false statements, according to The State.

The State has listed the defendants in the indictment under the racketeering count – which alleges drug dealing, murder, kidnapping, robbery, interstate prostitution, and the filing of false tax returns through the Internet – are:

• Jenkins, also known as Arma G, also known as Dread,

Titus Will Bowman, also known as TI,

• Torrean Antwon Sims, also known as Slim, also known as Arsonist,

• Andre Jamel Cummings, also known as Dre,

• Craig Xavier Alston, also known as CK,

• Darrell Antonio Alston, also known as Hell Rell,

• Nicholas Jason Wright, also known as Tater Head,

• Stewart Jamaul Stroman, also known as Stew,

• Brandon Deshawn Hawkins Sr., also known as Shotgun, also known as Gun,

• Steven Benjamin Bradley, also known as Red Boy,

• Nathaniel Jamal Farmer, also known as Gucci,

• Davante Henry Christopher Lane, also known as Lil D,

• Tashanda Nicole Parker, also known as Big Mama, also known as Big Mama Blood,

• Jarius Octavis Jones, also known as Buck,

• Bernard Kentrell Breeland Jr., also known as Bneezy,

• Calvin James Hall, also known as Kebo,

• Kenneth Roy Cottoy, also known as Fish, also known as Koppo, also known as Kapone,

• Edmond Levy Jr., also known as Southside,

• Alex Russell Anderson, also known as Black,

• Antwain Emanuel Brisbon, also known as Tweeze, also known as Twan G,

• Shantane Simmons, also known as Shantane L. Craft,

• Odell Martin Jr., also known as Teazy,

• Karish Mali Brown, also known as KB,

• James E. London, also known as Prince, also known as Rockaroni,

• Michael Antonio Taylor, also known as Puncho,

• Shonta Marie Harrison also known as Ta,

• Tameka Danielle Smith, also known as Meka,

• Christen Michelle Spencer,

• Joshua Alexander Kitt, also known as Metro,

• Tyrone Lewis, also known as Ty Ty,

• Michael Oshay Long, also known as Killer,

• Frank Henderson III,

• Hassaan R. Brown, also known as Hossy,

• Degregory Reaves, also known as Junior, and

• Dameon Antonio Burgess.

The operation also had a presence in the Charlotte area, where 28 defendants were charged with racketeering and other charges in May along with the 23 Columbians.

An Arrest Puts Your Rights, Your Freedom, Your Family, and Your Livelihood at Stake

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If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you may face many years in jail, huge fines, or other harsh penalties. False accusations are even worse and can follow you for a lifetime. The attorneys at Strom Law, LLC, can help with accusations or convictions because of criminal offenses. We offer free, confidential consultations, so contact us today. 803.252.4800.

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