Men suspected in abduction, stabbing charged with gang activity - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Men suspected in abduction and stabbing charged with gang activity

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Court papers show a dangerous Latin gang may have ties to Richmond and Chesterfield. Five men have been charged with gang activity after police say they abducted and stabbed someone in January.

It happened on Jefferson Davis Highway. Police say the victim was abducted, stabbed, and then dropped off on Terminal Avenue. Now, we're learning more about the men who did it, that they might be members of the dangerous MS-13 gang.

Marvin Coreas-DeLeon, Mario Molina, Jose Bran, Justin Amador, and Giovanny Torres go by alter names on the street: Bamba, Correcto, Pantro, Danger, and Gio respectively.

They've been charged with several counts of gang activity right here in Richmond in connection with the abduction. Luckily, their alleged victim was able to get home and ask for help. 

"It's something that we don't see very often," Richmond Police Cpt. Emmett Williams told us in January. "Where you have multiple suspects abduct a victim who are involved in the stabbing and then dump the victim with the explicit intent that they would die."

Police say the attack was over a woman- out of retaliation. Court records form the Grand Jury indictment indicate the suspects were all members of MS-13. 

We asked a former gang member, Geronimo Aguilar, who was in a different gang, about MS-13.

"MS-13 has a reputation of being one of the most violent gangs that there is. They're very large. They're a lot more organized than people realize," said Aguilar.  

We looked into where these suspects are said to live in Richmond and Chesterfield. In one neighborhood, neighbors told us they were very concerned.

Court papers also indicate the gang included teens or kids. 

"It's usually the older gang members that look for younger people," said Aguilar. "They entice them with money, entice them with a nice vehicle, entice em by just taking them and buying them sneakers."

All five men who were charged are said to have ties to El Salvador or Honduras. MS-13 is known to have roots in Central America.

Police and prosecutors say they won't comment on the gang charges until after the cases go to trial. The victim is this case has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home.

Copyright 2012 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:16:26 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:39:10 GMT
    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.More >>
    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.More >>
  • Petersburg Police investigate homicide of 16-year-old boy

    Petersburg Police investigate homicide of 16-year-old boy

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:13:50 GMT
    Police are investigating a homicide, after they found a teen boy dead in Petersburg. It happened around 4:50 a.m. Saturday, in the 1100 block of West High Street, near the intersection of Bluefield Street. Police say the 16-year-old male victim was already dead when they got to the scene. Police have not said how that boy died. If you have any information on this case, call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.

    More >>

    Police are investigating a homicide, after they found a teen boy dead in Petersburg. It happened around 4:50 a.m. Saturday, in the 1100 block of West High Street, near the intersection of Bluefield Street. Police say the 16-year-old male victim was already dead when they got to the scene. Police have not said how that boy died. If you have any information on this case, call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.

    More >>

  • Man charged in deadly Petersburg triple shooting

    Man charged in deadly Petersburg triple shooting

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-09-23 13:53:20 GMT
    Petersburg Police say a man, who they originally thought was a victim in a triple shooting, is now a suspect. On September 17, officers found three men shot at the intersection of Harding and Mistletoe Streets. Two of the men were med-flighted to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening wounds, and one of them, 34-year-old Delqukis Ruffin, has since died from his injuries. Police say 20-year-old Danzel J'Quan Reeves, was also shot, and after investigating, officers charged him with...More >>
    Petersburg Police say a man, who they originally thought was a victim in a triple shooting, is now a suspect. On September 17, officers found three men shot at the intersection of Harding and Mistletoe Streets. Two of the men were med-flighted to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening wounds, and one of them, 34-year-old Delqukis Ruffin, has since died from his injuries. Police say 20-year-old Danzel J'Quan Reeves, was also shot, and after investigating, officers charged him with...More >>
Powered by Frankly