OMB, TMG Gang Members Plead Guilty To Crimes
Other defendants face prison time on drug, weapons, and rape charges.
A total of 23 members of the Only My Brothers (OMB) gang have now pled guilty to charges included in the 2016 indictment related to the activities of OMB after 3 more members entered pleas and were sentenced in Superior Court. All of the charges represent the first adult felony convictions for all three of the defendants. Deputy Attorneys General Mark Denney, Cynthia Hurlock, and AJ Roop are prosecuting the OMB gang indictment.
- Shaka Dorsey, 18, of Wilmington pled guilty to Gang Participation, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Assault First Degree. A judge sentenced Dorsey to 3 years in prison, followed by 6 months of either home confinement or work release, then 18 months of probation. Dorsey is prohibited from having a gun because of juvenile adjudications including burglary and conspiracy. Dorsey has a pending rape charge in connection to a 2016 incident.
- Jovan Martin, 18, of Wilmington pled guilty to Illegal Gang Participation and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. Martin, barred from having a gun because of juvenile adjudications for Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and Receiving Stolen Property, was sentenced by a judge to 9 months in prison, followed by 6 months of either home confinement or work release, then one year of probation.
- Artie Pratt, 19, of Wilmington pled guilty to Illegal Gang Participation and Conspiracy Second Degree. A judge sentenced Pratt to one year of probation.
A member of the Touch Money Gang (TMG) pled guilty in Superior Court to charges related to a shooting in Wilmington. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs, Dan McBride and Periann Doko secured the plea from 21-year-old Aquantay Garner of Newark to Illegal Gang Participation, Assault Second Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Reckless Endangering First Degree. In February 2015, Garner walked up to a van parked in the 800 block of Kirkwood Street in Wilmington in which the victim was sitting and fired four shots into the vehicle. Garner will be sentenced by a judge in July.
A 38-year-old Wilmington man will face at least 120 years in prison after being convicted by a Superior Court jury in a drugs and weapons case. Deputy Attorneys General Erika Flaschner and Zachary Rosen won the conviction against Marzette King for Drug Dealing, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, three counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, and one count of Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited. Acting on a tip in 2016, police executed a search warrant in King’s home in the 200 block of West 22nd Street. Officers found 2 loaded 9mm handguns, a semi-automatic rifle, and over 70 grams of marijuana. Previous violent felony convictions on drug, burglary, and robbery charges make King prohibited from having guns. King faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 120 years when sentenced as a habitual offender later this year.
A 25-year old Wilmington man faces 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to a weapons charge in Superior Court. Deputy Attorney General Mark Denney secured the plea from Darry Carter to Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited and Resisting Arrest. Police conducting surveillance due to a high level of gun violence saw Carter showing characteristics of an armed gunman in the 100 block of South Franklin Street in May 2016, before fleeing from police and discarding a loaded firearm on a garage roof near South Harrison Street. Carter faces sentencing in July as a habitual offender, due to previous violent felony convictions on weapons, drug, and assault charges.
Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Dickerson secured a guilty plea and prison sentence for Jerome Jenkins, 34, of Dover to Rape Second Degree and Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person of Trust First Degree. In December 2016, Jenkins sexually abused a young child in his care. Upon his plea, Jenkins was immediately sentenced to 18 years in prison followed by 2 years of probation.