BRONX DA: 57-COUNT INDICTMENT OF ALLEGED LYMAN PLACE GANG MEMBERS

LYMAN II:  NEW 57-COUNT INDICTMENT

CHARGES 15 MEMBERS OF THE LYMAN PLACE GANG

Early Morning Raid Nets Lyman Members

for Attempted Murder, Conspiracy, Other Crimes Plotted Over Facebook

 

 

(Bronx, NY – April 8, 2015) – Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton announce the early morning raid by members of the NYPD’s 42nd Precinct today that netted eight members of the LYMAN PLACE GANG, and the indictments of seven gang members already in custody, for crimes ranging from conspiracy to robbery to attempted murder.

 

The 57-count indictment unsealed today in Bronx Supreme Court continues the investigation and prosecution that began late last year, when 11 Lyman members were indicted on charges including murder, attempted murder and conspiracy.

 

As with last year’s case, much of the gang members’ communication took place on Facebook, and related to the acquisition of firearms and ammunition, and the targeting of victims in rival gangs.

 

Some of those online communications also related to the robberies for which several members are charged, including one on March 1st, 2015, in the vicinity of 1409 Prospect Avenue, during which three gang members allegedly robbed a food deliveryman of cash and a cell phone.  Another took place on St. Patrick’s Day of this year at the Bright Star Deli, 858 Prospect Avenue, during which two of the accused allegedly punched an employee in the face and stole cash from the register.

 

Arraigned today before Justice Steven Barrett were:

 

NATHANIEL BELLAMY a/k/a/ “Dion Stone” (age 19) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony) (also charged in the December 2014 Lyman Gang indictment)

JUAN BROWN a/k/a “Brown Flacka” (age 20) — Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony)

ANTHONY FLOYD a/k/a “Mills RIP Lotto” (age 20) — Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony)

MALCOLM FOGLE a/k/a “Mal Pacino” (age 19) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony)

SALIYM GRESHAM a/k/a “Sal Capone” (age 23) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony)

ANDREW HUNT a/k/a “Biggs Sip Lukey” (age 20) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony) (also charged in the December 2014 Lyman Gang indictment)

DAQUAN JOHNSON a/k/a “Dayday The Boss” (age 21)— Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony)

CLYDE McGRAW a/k/a “Yung Clyde” (age 19) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony)

JACOB ROWLAND a/k/a “Jacob Rolland” (age 18) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony)

KEVIN SARAUW a/k/a “Kev Smooth” (age 19) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony)

            DAQUAN CARRASCO a/k/a “Day Day Lyman” (age 18) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony) (also charged in the December 2014 Lyman Gang indictment); Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (Class C Felony); Assault in the 1st Degree (Class B Felony); Assault in the 2nd Degree (Class D Felony) – 2 counts; Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony) – 2 counts; Criminal Possession of a Firearm (E Felony)

JAYQUAN ANTHONY a/k/a “Ants” (age 26) – Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony); Robbery in the 1st Degree (B Felony); Robbery in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony); Robbery in the 3rd Degree (Class D Felony); Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)

DANNY HUNTER a/k/a “Herbs” (age 25) — Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony); Robbery in the 1st Degree (B Felony); Robbery in the 2nd Degree, 3 counts (Class C Felony); Robbery in the 3rd Degree, 2 counts (Class D Felony); Assault in the 2nd Degree (Class D Felony); Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)

MATTHEW SIMPSON a/k/a “Rah Rah” (age 25) — Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony); Robbery in the 2nd Degree, 2 counts (Class C Felony); Robbery in the 3rd Degree (Class D Felony); Assault in the 2nd Degree (D Felony)

FABIAN JOHNSON (age 17) — Conspiracy in the 4th Degree, 2 counts (Class E Felony); Robbery in the 2nd Degree, 2 counts (Class C Felony); Robbery in the 3rd Degree, (Class D Felony); Assault in the 2nd Degree (Class D Felony)

 

District Attorney Robert Johnson noted that each of these arrests makes an important stride in making the streets safer for citizens in the Bronx:  “This kind of violence is senseless, and it is our office’s goal, along with that of the NYPD, to make sure that guns are taken off the streets, and those wrongdoers who would use guns or other means to threaten the safety of law abiding citizens, are targeted by our investigations.”

 

“This investigation is an example of law enforcement addressing the violence caused by street crews such as the Lyman Gang whose reckless actions affect the quality of life of the residents where they operate.  I want to thank the members of the 42nd Precinct and the Bronx District Attorney’s Office for bringing these alleged crew members to justice,” said Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.

 

The District Attorney singled out for praise the 42nd Precinct’s Field Intelligence Officers Sgt. Adrian Uruci and P.O. David Terrell, the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau, and P.O. Brian Moore of the Juvenile Justice Division.  Also thanked for their work on the shooting and robberies are Det. Dan Brady, Det. Shane Rogers, Det. Luis Reyes, and Det. Carlos Lozada of the 42nd Precinct.

 

The case against the Lyman Place Gang is being prosecuted by Bronx Assistant District Attorneys Christina Nowak and Felicity Lung of the Bronx D.A. Gangs/Major Case Bureau, as well as Edward Friedenthal, Counsel to the Bureau.

 

The charges in this indictment are merely an accusation and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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