Last ‘Bounty Hunter Bloods’ convicted
Published 10:53 pm Friday, September 16, 2011
With the entry of two guilty pleas Friday, 11 members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters street gang have all pleaded guilty for their roles supporting a criminal racketeering enterprise that engaged in murders, attempted murders, armed robberies, assaults and narcotics trafficking in Suffolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake.
Jamyia Rashad Brothers, 24, of Portsmouth, pleaded guilty Friday in Norfolk federal court to the murders of John and Ronald Trollinger of Portsmouth. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
Jerrell Ivey Woodley, also known as “Rell,” 25, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in connection with an armed assault. Brothers will be sentenced on Jan. 9, and Woodley’s sentencing is set for Jan. 4. Both face a maximum penalty of life in prison.
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According to court documents, on Dec. 15, 2007, Brothers and another member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters executed a home invasion of a Portsmouth residence.
During the course of the home invasion robbery, Brothers shot and killed both John and Ronald Trollinger. John Trollinger was shot in the chest and in the back of the head, and Ronald Trollinger was shot in the chest. Brothers also shot a third individual in the abdomen. That person played dead and was able to survive his wounds. Two other individuals in the residence were able to escape without any injuries.
After the shootings, Brothers and the other gang member fled the scene.
With the guilty pleas of Brothers and Woodley, all 11 defendants who were indicted on April 14 have been convicted. The indictment alleged their acts of violence include multiple murders, attempted murders, robberies, maiming and assault with a dangerous weapon.
The indictment detailed how members of this organization identified themselves by the colors red and black, the number 5, the five-point star, hand signs, graffiti and the “Dog Paw” tattoo, which consists of three dots forming a triangle on the upper right shoulder of the gang member.
The indictment further alleged that some defendants were top generals, leaders, and gang members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods and the Nine Tech Gangsters, who have been operating in various neighborhoods in Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Chesapeake since the early 2000s.
In addition to Brothers and Woodley, the defendants who pleaded guilty to various crimes were:
4Amaad Jamaal Brantley, 23, a leader within the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Suffolk.
4Darius Demarco Prayer, 46, an associate of the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Suffolk.
4Darren Antoine Pollard, also known as “Wimpy,” 34, an associate of the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Suffolk.
4Tyrone Williams Jr., also known as “TJ,” 22, a former member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Suffolk and an associate of the Nine Tech Gangsters.
4Draindell Domonta Bassett, 22, a member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Suffolk and an associate of the Nine Tech Gangsters.
4Dearnta LaVon Thomas, also known as “Bloody Razor,” 24, one of the founders and a three-star general of the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Portsmouth.
4Kiwanii Edward Mosely, also known as “Ghost,” 23, a former member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Portsmouth, and later a member of the Nine Tech Gangsters.
4Roderick Allen Cotton, also known as “Rod,” 23, an affiliate of the gang.
4Marcellous Cornelius Small, also known as “Peanut,” 23.