Final Case Against OMB Gang Member Ends With Guilty Plea; All 7 Pled Guilty
Also, former Wilmington official pleads guilty to theft; possible life in prison for man convicted of raping a child
A guilty plea in Superior Court marks the end of the most recent case against Only My Brothers (OMB) gang members. Jabri Hunter, 20, of New Castle, pled guilty to Criminal Contempt for his having contact with another OMB member, Jeremy Tunnel, in May of 2018 in violation of a Court Order, along with a violation of probation for an Illegal Gang Participation conviction from 2017. A judge sentenced Hunter to 90 days prison followed by one year of probation with GPS monitoring. Hunter was also ordered to have no contact with OMB and STK (Shoot To Kill) gangs and social media. Hunter’s plea concludes the case against 7 OMB members indicted in early June of 2018 in response to, and in anticipation of, heightened gang violence in the City of Wilmington. Deputy Attorneys General Mark Denney, A.J. Roop and Allison Abessinio secured guilty pleas from all 7 defendants, and the case was investigated by Detective Danielle Farrell of the Wilmington Police Department, and criminal analyst William Moran of the ATF.
Former Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode pled guilty in relation to stealing from a group representing minority firefighters. The 45-year-old Goode of Wilmington pled guilty to Theft Greater Than $50,000 and felony Unlawful Use of a Payment Card. Goode admitted stealing more than $50,000 from Gallant Blazers, Inc. between January 2009 and October 2016. Goode was president of the organization at the time. Goode faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced by a Superior Court judge in March 2019. DOJ Special Investigators Robert Irwin and Walter Ferris investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Deputy Attorneys General Stephen McDonald and Thomas Brown. Paralegal Kelly Drzymalski, forensic accountant Clyde Hartman, and Special Investigator LaVincent Harris also assisted on the case.
A Superior Court jury convicted a 20-year-old Bear area man of sexually abusing a child, meaning he could face life in prison. Deputy Attorney General Amanda DiLiberto secured the verdict for Donovan Kent on 2 counts of Attempted Rape Second Degree, 3 counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact First Degree, and one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. Over the course of 4 months beginning in the summer of 2017, Kent abused a family friend numerous times. A judge will sentence Kent in March 2019 to at least 45 years up to life in prison. DOJ social worker Claudia Melton, and paralegal Jayna Quillen assisted with the case.