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Two Wilmington Gang Members Sentenced for Murders, Gun Charges

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, September 9, 2022



Two defendants affiliated with the Wilmington-area gang MGS have been sentenced to a collective 61 years in prison in connection with multiple shootings, including three murders. Both defendants were identified and arrested as a result of a years-long investigation into MGS, a violent gang at the center of nearly 200 criminal charges involving 19 defendants and multiple shootings.

“These sentences represent a significant step toward justice for the victims and families hurt by violent gangs like MGS and NorthPak,” said Attorney General Jennings. “We are here because of the tremendous work of Wilmington PD, our task force partners, and our prosecutors, all of whom were relentless in the face of the significant challenges inherent to these investigations. Because of their work, two dangerous criminals are now behind bars. We will remain relentless in the fight against gun violence.”

“This outcome reflects the tireless efforts of our investigators and partners to deliver justice on behalf of the murder and shooting victims who were targeted by these dangerous offenders, and the many more Wilmingtonians who were affected by the violence they are responsible for,” said Chief Robert J. Tracy. “While we will remain relentless in our efforts to identify and apprehend those responsible for violent crime in our community, we also hope these sentences will drive home a strong message that gun crime will not be tolerated in our neighborhoods.”

Davon Walker, 22, will serve 53 years in prison, followed by probation, after pleading guilty to Murder 2nd Degree (three counts), Gang Participation, and Conspiracy 1st Degree. Walker, a member of the MGS affiliate gang Keyzdrive, was indicted in connection with violent crimes, several of which stemmed from a bloody feud with rival gangs. Investigators connected Walker to multiple violent offenses including the September 2019 murder of Naithan Grzybowski on East 35th Street; the October 2020 murder of Tommier Dendy on East 10th Street; and the October 2020 murder of Eddie Green on North Heald Street.  Detectives developed Walker as a suspect through multiple streams of evidence, including surveillance footage, Walker’s Instagram activity, and ballistics analysis that linked two weapons in Walkers’ possession with the Dendy and Green murders.

In a separate case, Pierre Carter-Bailey, 21, was sentenced to 8 years in prison, followed by probation, for Assault 1st Degree, Gang Participation, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Carter-Bailey, also affiliated with MGS, was indicted in connection with a 2019 gang-related shooting. On the evening of April 7, 2019, six people were shot and injured near the intersection of 10th Street and Pine Street in Wilmington. Nearby surveillance footage captured the aftermath of the shooting. Law enforcement eventually identified Carter-Bailey over the course of a lengthy investigation. Carter pleaded guilty in March to Gang Participation, Assault 1st Degree, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

Deputy Attorneys General Jamie McCloskey, Erika Flaschner, and A.J. Hill secured these sentences with the assistance of DOJ Criminal Analyst Daniel Masi, Paralegals Julia Bacon and Sarah Molaski, and Social Worker Crystal Pitts, following an investigation led by Detectives Devon Jones, Justin Kane, Mackenzie Kirlin, Brian Conkey and Sergeant Matthew Reiss of the Wilmington Police Department.

 

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Two Wilmington Gang Members Sentenced for Murders, Gun Charges

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, September 9, 2022



Two defendants affiliated with the Wilmington-area gang MGS have been sentenced to a collective 61 years in prison in connection with multiple shootings, including three murders. Both defendants were identified and arrested as a result of a years-long investigation into MGS, a violent gang at the center of nearly 200 criminal charges involving 19 defendants and multiple shootings.

“These sentences represent a significant step toward justice for the victims and families hurt by violent gangs like MGS and NorthPak,” said Attorney General Jennings. “We are here because of the tremendous work of Wilmington PD, our task force partners, and our prosecutors, all of whom were relentless in the face of the significant challenges inherent to these investigations. Because of their work, two dangerous criminals are now behind bars. We will remain relentless in the fight against gun violence.”

“This outcome reflects the tireless efforts of our investigators and partners to deliver justice on behalf of the murder and shooting victims who were targeted by these dangerous offenders, and the many more Wilmingtonians who were affected by the violence they are responsible for,” said Chief Robert J. Tracy. “While we will remain relentless in our efforts to identify and apprehend those responsible for violent crime in our community, we also hope these sentences will drive home a strong message that gun crime will not be tolerated in our neighborhoods.”

Davon Walker, 22, will serve 53 years in prison, followed by probation, after pleading guilty to Murder 2nd Degree (three counts), Gang Participation, and Conspiracy 1st Degree. Walker, a member of the MGS affiliate gang Keyzdrive, was indicted in connection with violent crimes, several of which stemmed from a bloody feud with rival gangs. Investigators connected Walker to multiple violent offenses including the September 2019 murder of Naithan Grzybowski on East 35th Street; the October 2020 murder of Tommier Dendy on East 10th Street; and the October 2020 murder of Eddie Green on North Heald Street.  Detectives developed Walker as a suspect through multiple streams of evidence, including surveillance footage, Walker’s Instagram activity, and ballistics analysis that linked two weapons in Walkers’ possession with the Dendy and Green murders.

In a separate case, Pierre Carter-Bailey, 21, was sentenced to 8 years in prison, followed by probation, for Assault 1st Degree, Gang Participation, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Carter-Bailey, also affiliated with MGS, was indicted in connection with a 2019 gang-related shooting. On the evening of April 7, 2019, six people were shot and injured near the intersection of 10th Street and Pine Street in Wilmington. Nearby surveillance footage captured the aftermath of the shooting. Law enforcement eventually identified Carter-Bailey over the course of a lengthy investigation. Carter pleaded guilty in March to Gang Participation, Assault 1st Degree, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

Deputy Attorneys General Jamie McCloskey, Erika Flaschner, and A.J. Hill secured these sentences with the assistance of DOJ Criminal Analyst Daniel Masi, Paralegals Julia Bacon and Sarah Molaski, and Social Worker Crystal Pitts, following an investigation led by Detectives Devon Jones, Justin Kane, Mackenzie Kirlin, Brian Conkey and Sergeant Matthew Reiss of the Wilmington Police Department.

 

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