A 50-count indictment has been brought against seven alleged members of the Fruit Town Brims, a Bloods set on the East Coast. Jeffery Price, Quenterius Brown, Jalin McNease, Octavious Johnson, Donovan Harrison, Denzel Thomas and Andrew Lovett, were indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury on Tuesday for a string of robberies committed over four months. It ended with the shooting death of a Decatur man.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Marcus Wilder, 23, was killed Dec. 26, 2015, when he came upon intruders as he entered his home in the East Perimeter Pointe Apartments, located in the 4900 block of Treecrest Parkway, Major Steve Fore, a spokesman for DeKalb County police previously told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Wilder’s roommate, Adrian Johnson, also 23, had been attacked, pistol-whipped and robbed by three armed men several hours before, at about 4:30 a.m., during an invasion of the apartment.
When Wilder came home about 8:30 a.m., he apparently walked in on intruders and was shot, Fore said. He died at the scene.
The charges are as follows:
All of the men are charged with multiple counts of violating Georgia’s gang statute while committing the other crimes.
Price and Brown are charged with malice murder and felony murder for shooting and killing Wilder. Both are also charged with aggravated assault and burglary in connection with the incident.
McNease and Johnson are charged along with Price and Brown on separate counts of home invasion, armed robbery and aggravated assault for breaking into the same apartment earlier that morning and robbing, pistol-whipping and beating Wilder’s roommate.
Harrison, Brown, Price and McNease are charged with attempted home invasion and criminal property damage for a different break-in that same day less than a mile away.
Each of the defendants is charged with either armed robbery or attempted armed robbery for participating in separate incidents between September and December.
Johnson also is charged with several counts of aggravated assault for shooting Marcus Curtis in the back as Curtis tried to escape a Sept. 22, 2015, robbery attempt. Curtis survived.
Police are still looking for Harrison and Thomas. The rest are being held in DeKalb County Jail without bond.