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Waynesboro police arrest teens on gang-related charges

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 10:47 AM
Last updated Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 1:49 AM
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Waynesboro, Ga., police have arrested five teens and seek eight others on charges related to gang activity, according to a news release.

Waynesboro Police Chief Alfonzo Williams said the arrests resulted from a continuing conflict between two groups – the Orchard Boys and the Jersey Boys – that culminated with gunfire late Tuesday night.

Nakie Hankerson, 17;
Anthony L. Dixon, 18; Sha­quan A. Hines, 19; Kahlil T. Kedar, 18; and Alshumar Hankerson, 19, face charges, including terroristic threats and acts, battery, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, and aggravated assault, the report states.

Fights between the groups Monday evening resulted in at least one person being sent to an Augusta hospital for treatment.

The next night, a group of 15-20 members of the Orchard Boys went to a woman’s home at Windy Hill Apartments seeking rival gang member Alshumar Hankerson, the report said. After the woman refused to allow them in, the gang members fired shots into the home, the report said.

Williams said he will work with District Attorney Ashley Wright and Burke County Sheriff Gregory T. Coursey to address the gang problem.

“We will not tolerate this kind of activity in Waynesboro,” he said. “We are doing everything possible to thwart gang activity and violence.”

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Sweet son
Sweet son 01/18/13 - 01:02 pm
Turf, drugs, guns, money and other intangibles.

Isn't it incredible that they shoot one another up for the aforementioned prizes. That is why I sometimes/most of the time don't even read articles about shootings!

The only reason I read this one is because it was not Augusta. It just shows that Richmond County does not have the market cornered! Maybe Alfonzo can get some advice from Tree!

MarinerMan 01/18/13 - 01:58 pm
Glad You Said It, dichotomy

Nothing good, has ever come out of a gang member. Turf warriors should be mowed, if you catch my drift. This way, we get them, before they take out an innocent bystander from crossfire. It has happened multiple times in this area. The only good gang is a chain gang -- @ least they clean up the roadways.

Dr_Evil 01/18/13 - 11:19 pm
Dr. King must be "rolling

Dr. King must be "rolling over" in his grave. I'm sure that he would be "appalled" at this kind of "behavior".

Jane18 01/19/13 - 07:29 am

Useless! That's exactly what gang members are! They are a cancer in a community, and just like a cancer they need to be "cut out" of society. There is No cure for them, they only get bigger and more deadly......

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