Second Superseding Indictment Charges Members and Associates of The Byrd Gang with Committing Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Rico And Drug Trafficking, and Other Serious Federal Crimes

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – TIM JACKSON, a/k/a “T-Maf,” JAMES ALEXANDER, a/k/a “Poo,” a/k/a “Black,” a/k/a “Freak,” CHANCE SKIPPER, a/k/a “Duna,” ERNEST THOMAS, a/k/a “E-Maf,” SAMUEL MORTON, a/k/a “Sosa,” TERRAN WILLIAMS, a/k/a “Funky,” TYRONE BOVIA, a/k/a “Sixx,” JAVONTA DOLEMAN, a/k/a “Dutt,” ALLEN GRAY, a/k/a “Kyedi,” and Randy Calvin, a/k/a “Tokey Hefner,” all of New Orleans, Louisiana, were charged in an eleven count second superseding indictment by a Federal Grand Jury on Friday, August 13, 2021. 

According to the second superseding indictment, members of this organization and their associates ran a violent drug trafficking ring in and around the City of New Orleans dating back to 2014.  During the course of this organization’s life, its members and associates distributed controlled substances, possessed firearms, committed shootings and violent acts, including murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery.

All of the defendants are charged in Counts 1, 2 and 3.  Specifically, TIM JACKSON, a/k/a “T-Maf,” JAMES ALEXANDER, a/k/a “Poo,” a/k/a “Black,” a/k/a “Freak,” CHANCE SKIPPER, a/k/a “Duna,” ERNEST THOMAS, a/k/a “E-Maf,” SAMUEL MORTON, a/k/a “Sosa,” TERRAN WILLIAMS, a/k/a “Funky,” TYRONE BOVIA, a/k/a “Sixx,” JAVONTA DOLEMAN, a/k/a “Dutt,” ALLEN GRAY, a/k/a “Kyedi,” and Randy Calvin, a/k/a “Tokey Hefner,” are charged in Count 1 with a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(d) (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Conspiracy), for which they face a sentence of up to life imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to five years supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.  They are charged in Count 2 with a violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 (Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances), for which they face a mandatory minimum of 10 years imprisonment up to life, up to a $10,000,000 fine, at least five years supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.  Finally, all the defendants are charged in Count 3 with a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(o) (Conspiracy to Possess Firearms), for which they face up to 20 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to three years supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. 

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Defendants TERRAN WILLIAMS, a/k/a “Funky,” TYRONE BOVIA, a/k/a “Sixx,” JAVONTA DOLEMAN, a/k/a “Dutt,” are charged in Counts 4 and 6 with a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(1) (Murder in Aid of Racketeering) for the murders of Wynston Jackson and Lawrence Williams, IV, for which they face a sentence of mandatory life imprisonment or death, up to a $250,000 fine, up to five years of supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. 


Defendants TERRAN WILLIAMS, a/k/a “Funky,” TYRONE BOVIA, a/k/a “Sixx,” JAVONTA DOLEMAN, a/k/a “Dutt,” are charged in Counts 5 and 7 with a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(j) (Causing Death Through the Use of a Firearm) also for the murders of Wynston Jackson and Lawrence Williams, IV, for which they face a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years up to life imprisonment or death, up to a $250,000 fine, up to five years of supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.  

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No decision concerning the death penalty has been made at this time.  As in all possible capital cases, this case will have to be reviewed by the Department of Justice Capital Crimes Unit in Washington D.C. before the Attorney General makes a final decision on this issue.

JAMES ALEXANDER, a/k/a “Poo,” a/k/a “Black,” a/k/a “Freak,” and TYRONE BOVIA, a/k/a “Sixx,” are charged in Count 8 for a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(3) (Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering), which carries a sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to three years supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.  They are likewise charged in Count 9 for a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A) (Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence or Drug Trafficking Crime), which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment up to life, up to a $250,000 fine, up to five years supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.  This sentence must run consecutive to any other sentence. 

Finally, JAMES ALEXANDER, a/k/a “Poo,” a/k/a “Black,” a/k/a “Freak,” is charged in Counts 10 and 11 for a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(3) (Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering) and for a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A) (Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence or Drug Trafficking Crime), respectively. 

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U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the second superseding indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This second superseding indictment is the culmination of a long federal grand jury investigation that was conducted with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Orleans Police Department, the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The case is being prosecuted out of the Violent Crime Unit by Assistant United States Attorneys David Haller, Inga Petrovich and Liz Privitera.

 

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