11 arrested in Waycross gang bust

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports 11 people were arrested at two Waycross apartment complex in an operation aimed at curbing gang activity in the area.

According to the GBI, local and state law enforcement agencies were able to document Bloods, BOA, G-Shyne, Ghost Face, and Gangster Disciples gang activity in the Garlington Heights and Ware Manor apartments.

As a result, multiple law enforcement agencies initiated searches for wanted suspects and apartments located in the the two complexes and other locations.

The following individuals were arrested as a result of the operation:

  • Jonathan Atwater 30, Charge: VGCSA Sale of Cocaine
  • Antron Bell, 29   Charge: Parole Violation
  • Darius Cason 21, Charge: Violation of Probation Criminal Trespass
  • Samuel Sanchez Cruz, 48 Charge: Suspended License
  • Donald Hargrove, 40 Charge: Battery and Family Violence
  • Jamar Kitchen, 41 Charge: VGCSA Sale of Cocaine
  • Lamarius Lawson, 28 Charge: Criminal Trespass
  • Jerrell Owens, 24 Charge: Probation Violation
  • Christopher James Walker 29, Charge: Fugitive Warrant
  • Antonio Williams, 31 Charge: Criminal Trespass
  • Rude Williams 34, Charge: Probation Violation

During the operation, law enforcement executed a search warrant at 725 Arnold McKinney Drive in Waycross, and seized a 9mm handgun, drug paraphernalia, and a police scanner. Gang related items were also seized from the residence.

Agencies Involved: Waycross Police Department, Ware County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, GBI Region 4 and GBI Gang Task Force agents, Waycross Police Department Special Operations Unit, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Corrections, and Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and Ware County Drug Investigators.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Office in Douglas, GA. at (912) 389-4103, Waycross Police Department at (912) 287-2924, or Ware County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 287-8477. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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