EMANUEL COUNTY — An Emanuel County Grand Jury indicted seven members of a Bloods-affiliated racketeering enterprise Tuesday after receiving testimony from Special Agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman Office and the Washington County Multi Agency Gang Unit.
The 44-count indictment, which includes murder, aggravated assault, drugs and firearms charges, as well as violations of the Street Gang Act and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act is the culmination of investigative efforts spanning five years and involving multiple agencies.
According to the GBI, 43-year-old Tony Lenard Williams, of Swainsboro, identified as the leader of this drug commerce racketeering enterprise, is alleged to have employed Blood criminal street gang members to achieve the criminal objectives of the enterprise. Co-conspirator 36-year-old Travis Lee Brown, of Swainsboro, faces two counts of Racketeering for his role in sustaining the Enterprise during Williams’ incarceration.
Neshawn Brown, age 19, of Swainsboro, Talik Reaun Williams, age 22 of Swainsboro, and his father Tony Lenard Williams face counts of Racketeering and Murder for the 2016 homicide of Angela Katrice Gillis.
Talik Reaun Williams is also charged alongside his father and Richard Curry Anderson, age 31, of Lyons, for the 2017 homicide of Zaveion Ricks.
Victor Jammal Hall, age 27, of Swainsboro, and Walter Lee Figueroa, age 22, of Adrian, also face charges that include Racketeering and Gang Act for their role in the continuing operations of the drug enterprise.
This joint investigation remains ongoing and additional indictments and arrests are anticipated. The GBI is asking anyone with information pertaining to this case to contact the Eastman GBI Office at (478) 374-6988.