Nashville, TN – Following a seven-week jury trial in U.S. District Court earlier this year, a federal jury convicted five members of the Gangster Disciples of multiple counts relating to a racketeering conspiracy and a drug distribution conspiracy, which plagued the Clarksville, Tennessee area with violence and murders for more than a decade, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Marcus Termaine Darden, aka, “Tuff,” 41, and Elance Justin Lucas, aka, “Mac Luke,” 30, both of Guthrie, Kentucky; Derrick Lamar Kilgore, aka, “Smut,” 35, and DeCarlos Titington, aka, “Los,” 44, both of Clarksville, Tennessee, were convicted at trial.
Clarksville, TN – When Clarksville Police Officers ended the standoff on Commerce Street and entered the residence they found a .380 caliber Semi-automatic pistol, a .12 gauge shotgun, and the AK (Kalashnikov) variant rifle.
There were 267 rounds of 7.62x39mm rifle ammunition, 117 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and 14 rounds of .12 gauge shotgun ammunition.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police were dispatched to a residence on the 1200 block of Commerce Street shortly after 11:00am Monday, October 16th, 2017 in response to an E911 call about an individual acting in an unusual manner. The call quickly resulted in an armed, barricaded suspect.
Tactical Team members and negotiators from the CPD Emergency Services Unit were dispatched to the scene while District Two patrol officers set up a perimeter. Nearby streets are closed to traffic, including parts of Glenn Street, Commerce Street, and Porters Bluff Road.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – In preparation for its upcoming deployment, Strike Brigade, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sees the need to be familiar with the weapons used by it Afghan counterparts as well as the ones used by the enemy.
The deploying Strike Security Force Assistance Teams did not have to travel far at all for such training and took part in a foreign weapons training exercise at the Don F. Pratt Museum, February 27th.
Clarksville, TN – On August 11th, around 7:15pm, officers responded to a Paddy Run Road residence in reference to a vehicle burglary. The homeowners had parked their vehicle on the road, unlocked with the windows down, while they mowed the yard.
They saw several individuals watching them while they were mowing and decided to check their vehicle. When the vehicle was checked, a purse which was previously inside the vehicle was found laying on the ground and the wallet from the purse was still inside of the vehicle but had been open.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
Forward Operating Base Deh Dadi II, Afghanistan – First Lt. Gabriel Chol Deng said he does not envy his fellow officers when they speak fondly of their childhood memories, but he does find himself having to walk away from those particular conversations.
Instead of enjoying a carefree youth and adolescence, Deng spent several years as an orphan separated from his family and as a guerilla fighter in his native Sudan. He was one of the infamous, “Lost Boys of Sudan,” one of thousands of displaced boys whose youth was marred by violence, brutality and survival.
And while Deng admits it’s sometimes hard to remember those hardships of his past, he said he chooses not to dwell on them.
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – The mountainside of the Shigal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province came alive, March 16th, with the whirring of helicopters marking the beginning of Operation Eagle Talon.
Afghan National Army soldiers and Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force No Slack, flooded Shigal District where slabs of rock stretch into the fertile valley floors.
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – They knew where the enemy was March 13th, and they had a plan. The Taliban had been attacking them from what was considered a safe haven because of the terrain.
The Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, needed to break the Taliban of their habit.
“The insurgents use the same fighting positions their grandfathers used with the Mujahadeen against the Soviets, so they’re creatures of habit,” said U.S. Army Capt. Ryan A. McLaughlin, commander, Co. B., 2nd Bn., 327th Inf., TF No Slack. “And they stick with what works.”
Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghanistan National Security Forces and U.S. Army soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, alongside other members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, began a series of joint operations in the Ghazibad District of the Kunar Province February 16th.
The operations are an effort to clear the area of insurgents and secure the Kunar Highway to increase security and stability in the district. This partnered operation will continue to facilitate and reinforce the successes ANSF has had over the past couple of months. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs
Soon after the search began, the Soldiers discovered several bags hidden in bushes that turned out to be processed heroin and unprocessed opium. Further searching revealed evidence of a drug and improvised explosive device-making lab. «Read the rest of this article»
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