Macon – Two Macon gang members were sentenced to prison this week for their part in a 2018 armed robbery.
Twayne Jafar Rainey Jr., 20, pleaded guilty Monday to armed robbery, possession of a prohibited item by an inmate and violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. A Bibb County Superior Court judge sentenced him to serve 20 years. The first 15 years must be served in prison with 10 years served without the possibility of parole.
Terrell Obrian Everett, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault and was sentenced to serve 20 years with the first 12 in prison.
If the case had gone to trial, prosecutor Sandra Matson would have presented evidence showing:
Rainey and Everett lured a man to the back of Pendleton Homes on March 11, 2018. After the man arrived, Rainey and Everett robbed him at gunpoint and took his car.
Authorities later received a tip that led to recovering items stolen in the robbery. The victim picked Rainey and Everett from a photo line-up.
Between March 21, 2018, and Sept. 18, 2018, Rainey participated in criminal gang activity while being in possession of a cell phone inside the Bibb County jail. Rainey was associated with the Blacc Team, a subset of the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Everett was on probation for a 2017 gang act conviction at the time of the robbery. His probation was revoked in full on Tuesday.
Speaking after the hearings, District Attorney David Cooke said, “The Blacc Team and other gangs think they can terrorize our community doing everything from committing armed robberies on the street to continuing their crimes while in jail. Sooner or later, they’ll learn that the strongest team is law enforcement and the citizens who come forward to hold them accountable.”
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