Wildboy sentenced to 20 years | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 16, 2017 8:16 am
The last member of the Wildboys gang arrested on federal charges in a joint racketeering investigation was sentenced to two decades behind bars when he appeared in Charleston federal court.
On June 29, a federal jury convicted Devin Brown, aka Deno Badazz, 23, of Green Pond on charges of violent crime in aid of racketeering and a related firearms charge for his role in an April 7, 2015 attempted murder of a rival gang member.
On Nov. 15, U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Gergel sentenced Brown to 240 months in prison, including a 10-year mandatory minimum consecutive sentence for use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
In addition, Brown was ordered to serve a term of three years of supervised release, and to pay the cost of the victim’s medical care.
At trial, prosecutors presented evidence that showed that beginning as early as 2012, Brown and other Wildboys gang members engaged in racketeering activity, including the April 7, 2015, attempted murder of a rival gang member in a drive-by shooting involving assault-type firearms. An innocent bystander inside the home was shot and injured, the evidence showed.
Four individuals previously pled guilty to involvement in the Wildboys gang.
In June 2017, Judge Gergel of the District of South Carolina sentenced Wildboys members and associates Kelvin Mitchell, Damien Robinson, and Brian Manigo for their roles in gang-related racketeering activities.
In August 2017, Wildboys member Joshua Manigault, aka “J-Rizzle,” was sentenced for his role in gang-related activities. In his plea agreement, Manigault admitted his role in the April 7, 2015 shooting and was sentenced to 10 years in a federal facility.
The federal racketeering investigation resulted in the arrest of five members or associates of the Wildboys and nine members, or associates of, the Get Money Cowboys, another violent street gang involving residents of Colleton County and the Summerville area.
The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Leshia Lee-Dixon of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tameaka A. Legette from the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office.