Doniel “50” Heard, 38 of Canton, Talasha “First Lady Red” Willis 31 of Flint, Kimberly “Boss Lady Red” Perryman, 34 of Mt. Morris, and Alina “Mimi Red” White, 23 of Flint were sentenced for the vicious beating of a 15-year old boy, announced Acting United States Attorney Saima S. Mohsin.
Mohsin was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Timothy Waters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Division (FBI), Phil Hart, Chief of Police of the Genesee Township Police Department, and David S. Leyton, Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney.
Heard, Willis, Perryman, and White previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering before United States District Judge Linda V. Parker. Willis also pleaded guilty to interference with commerce by robbery.
According to court documents, Heard, an admitted leader of a Michigan set of the national Bloods street gang, Perryman, Willis, and White believed the 15-year old boy had disrespected two fellow gang members. As a result, the group punched, kicked, and stomped the 15-year old boy.
They then beat him with a broomstick and robbed him. After the beating, Perryman, Willis, and White held the boy down while Heard used a large knife to carve the name of the local Bloods set, “MOB 662,” into the boy’s chest. After carving MOB 662 into the boy’s chest, Heard placed video calls via his cell phone to other gang members bragging about the assault and showing them his “artwork.”
The 15-year old victim suffered permanent bodily injury as a result of the assault.
Willis was sentenced by Judge Parker on May 20, 2019, to 100 months in federal prison.
The remaining defendants were sentenced today. Heard, who Judge Parker determined to be a career offender based upon this prior record, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison. Judge Parker sentenced Perryman to 80 months in federal prison, and White to 36 months in federal prison.
“This brutal and senseless act of violence on a 15-year old boy by gang members is appalling, and it is precisely the type of crime that we are committed to rooting out,” stated Acting United States Attorney Mohsin. “We intend to bring the full force of federal law upon gang members who are harming our youth and destroying our communities.”
“The FBI is dedicated to working with all of our partners to most effectively target gang violence no matter the form it takes,’ said Timothy Waters, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan. “Our focus is on disrupting and dismantling the criminal enterprises who are increasingly emphasizing committing extremely violent criminal acts such as those conducted by the individuals sentenced in this case. Neighborhood gangs pose the biggest threat to communities across the United States. With continued effort and resources focused on mitigating that threat, law enforcement can deliver justice for crimes committed in our communities and against U.S. citizens.”
The case was investigated by the Genesee Township Police Department and special agents of the FBI, with assistance from the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Chris Rawsthorne, Ann Nee, and Anthony Vance.
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