Gang Members Tyronne Stevenson and Mark Glenn from Hollygrove Area Plead Guilty
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 22, 2013|
Tyronne Stevenson and Mark Glenn, both 25 years old and both from New Orleans, pled guilty yesterday in federal court before U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to various federal violations resulting from their association and participation in a violent drug gang operating in the Hollygrove area of the city. The boundaries of the area include South Carrollton Avenue, Earhart Boulevard, Interstate 10, and the Jefferson Parish line.
Tyronne Stevenson pled guilty to conspiracy to commit RICO; conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine; conspiracy to use firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes and crimes of violence; and participating in two separate non-fatal shootings in aid of racketeering, to wit: the assault with a dangerous weapon. Stevenson pled guilty pursuant to an 11(c)(1)( C) plea agreement where he will be sentenced to term of imprisonment of 30 years. The court may accept or reject the plea agreement.
Mark Glenn pled guilty to conspiracy to commit RICO and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. Glenn pled guilty pursuant to an 11(c)(1)( C) plea agreement where he will be sentenced to term of imprisonment of 25 years. The court may accept or reject the plea agreement.
In November 2012, a federal grand jury returned a 34-count second superseding indictment charging Walter Conley, Tyronne Stevenson, Theron Goldston, Bernell Williams, Norman Ratcliff, and Mark Glenn with participating in a RICO conspiracy, drug conspiracy, firearms conspiracy, and several substantive acts of violence.
Theron Golston pled guilty to a life sentence for his participation in the murder of Ms. Eula May Ivey.
Carey Jones pled guilty to a life sentence for his participation in the RICO conspiracy, two separate non-fatal shootings, and for his participation in the murder of Ms. Eula May Ivey.
Bernell Williams pled guilty to participating in the RICO conspiracy, drug conspiracy, gun conspiracy, and to his involvement in two separate non-fatal shootings. He will face a sentence of 25 to 30 years in prison.
Ryan Carroll pled guilty to participating in the RICO conspiracy and to discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and a crime of violence. He faces a sentence of 10 years to life. He was charged in the original superseding indictment.
China Stewart pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and will face a sentence of not more than five years.
Williams, Carroll, and Stewart are scheduled for sentencing on October 16, 2013.
The sole remaining defendant, Walter Conley, is scheduled to stand trial on September 23, 2013. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial.
The case was investigated by the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, a New Orleans Police Department-led division that includes federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the U.S. Marshal’s Service, as well as participants from the Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office, the Louisiana State Police, State Probation and Parole, and the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr.