Six of 10 alleged San Francisco gang members named last month in a grand jury indictment were arraigned today on multiple charges in connection with multiple fatal shootings and robberies in the Bayview District since 2006.
Ten suspects total were named in a grand jury indictment against members of the Bavyiew’s BNT gang, issued Feb. 25 and announced by the district attorney’s on Monday.
Most of the suspects were either arrested last week or already in custody. Police are still looking for two of the suspects.
This morning’s hearing in San Francisco Superior Court was briefly delayed when one of the suspect’s mothers collapsed in the courtroom and required medical attention. She later returned.
Six of the suspects already in custody heard charges this morning that included two of the murders, the killings of Lloyd Randleston, 21, on Oct. 13, 2006, and Gregory Chapman, 46, on May 13, 2008. None entered pleas.
Antoine Fowler, 25, Clark Benson, 25, and Cecil Terrell, 23, arrested on Friday, were charged with Randleston’s murder. They are also facing conspiracy charges and multiple gang and firearm allegations.
Brian Yang, 20, who was already in custody on a separate charge, was arraigned this morning for Chapman’s murder, allegedly during a robbery.
Yang is also charged with conspiracy and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Julius Rhodes, 19, was charged with robbery and conspiracy for separate robberies in 2007 and 2008. Thomas Sims III, 24, is facing multiple drug and firearm possession charges.
Cyril Hanna, 22, who is also charged with robbery and conspiracy, is still being sought by police.
London Shaw, 22, who is charged with the July 16, 2009, fatal shooting of Delvon Fields, 28, remains in custody in Sacramento County, where he is charged for a separate murder there.
Missy Davis, 20, an alleged associate of the gang, is charged with murder as an accomplice in Fields’ shooting, and is also still being sought by police. Hanna and Terrell were believed to have also been in the getaway vehicle, allegedly driven by Davis.
James Talley, 22, turned himself in to police Monday and is charged with robbery and conspiracy. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday.