Miami, FL – Yesterday, a Miami federal justice of the peace judge ordered that 21-calendar year-old Tennessee rapper Lontrell D. Williams (a/k/a Pooh Shiesty) be held without bond in a federal detention centre pending trial on rates that he participated in the capturing of two men all through a road purchase of marijuana and significant-stop sneakers.
In accordance to an indictment returned by a federal grand jury and an previously-submitted legal criticism affidavit, on Oct 9, 2020, Williams, together with 21-yr-aged Bobby Brown of Memphis, Tennessee and 20-12 months-old Jayden Darosa of Pembroke Pines, Florida, drove to a Bay Harbor Islands hotel to obtain marijuana and a pair of higher-close sneakers from two other gentlemen. It is alleged that throughout the transaction, the defendants shot the sellers with semi-automated weapons. Then, Williams, Brown, and Darosa drove absent from the scene, having with them the sneakers and marijuana they experienced not paid out for, in accordance to the courtroom files. The taking pictures victims survived.
The indictment fees Williams, Brown, and Darosa each with a single count of conspiring to have firearms in furtherance of a criminal offense of violence, conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act theft, committing a Hobbs Act robbery, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a criminal offense of violence.
Williams and Darosa designed their preliminary federal court appearances on June 29, 2021. Brown was arrested in Tennessee on June 15, 2021. Brown’s initial visual appeal in federal court in Miami is but to be scheduled.
Yesterday, following different hearings, Miami U.S. Magistrate Choose Edwin G. Torres purchased Williams and Darosa detained in a federal detention center without having bond pending their trials (pre-demo detention).
Williams also faces point out criminal fees, such as costs associated to the capturing of a stability guard at the King of Diamonds strip club in Might 2021, in excess of the Memorial Day weekend. The Miami-Dade Point out Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the point out expenses.
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Performing United States Legal professional for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Distinctive Agent in Demand, FBI, Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
FBI Miami investigated the case, with guidance from ATF Miami, Miami Dade Police Division, and Bay Harbor Islands Police Department. The Miami-Dade Condition Attorney’s Business office also assisted. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Arielle Klepach and Ignacio J. Vázquez, Jr. are prosecuting the scenario.
Indictment and criminal grievances are just charging document. All defendants are presumed harmless till demonstrated responsible further than a fair doubt in a courtroom of regulation.
This circumstance stems from Task Safe and sound Neighborhoods (PSN), a method that brings jointly all stages of law enforcement and the communities they serve to minimize violent criminal offense and make our neighborhoods safer for all people. In 2017, PSN was reinvigorated as section of the Department’s renewed concentration on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to perform in partnership with federal, condition, nearby, and tribal regulation enforcement and the community community to acquire helpful, domestically-based methods to lower violent crime. The scenario is also similar to “Operation Summer time Warmth,” a Miami-Dade County antiviolence initiative.
Any one with information similar to attainable gun crimes is requested to connect with Criminal offense Stoppers at 305-471-Strategies.
A duplicate of this push launch may possibly be found on the internet site of the United States Attorney’s Business for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls.
You may obtain relevant courtroom files and details on the internet site of the District Court docket for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, underneath scenario quantity 21-cr-20357.