49 years for D.C. gang leader
A District man authorities claim led a dangerous D.C. gang was sentenced to 49 years in prison in connection with a series of 2008 shootings that left one dead and 12 others injured.
In November, a jury found Joseph A. Jenkins, 29, who police and prosecutors said is the leader of the so-called Todd Place Crew, guilty of 17 felony counts, including first-degree murder, assault while armed and obstruction of justice.
Jenkins was also convicted of numerous other offenses.
Prosecutors said the dead man, Gary O. English, 34, was a member of a rival gang known as the T Street Crew and the shootings targeted its members.
The Todd Place gang, authorities said, was based in the unit block of Todd Place NE. Also convicted along with Jenkins were Darnell Anderson, 24, James C. Bates, 28 and Edward Warren, 19.
Warren, who is already serving a 40-year-sentence for other crimes, was setenced to an additional nine years on Jan. 12. Anderson and Bates are awaiting sentencing.
Keith L. Alexander
| January 14, 2011; 4:53 PM ET
Categories: From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District
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