Teen gang members arrested
by Lindsay Field
August 23, 2013 12:41 AM | 9266 views | 9 9 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Three Marietta teenagers who warrants state are gang members remain in jail after allegedly breaking into someone’s home as part of what police say could be part of a “gang initiation.”

Romero Randall, 17, Tramel Tuquan Harris, 18, and Brandon E. Ebodaghe, 17, all of Marietta, and 20-year-old Terence Michael Clark of Decatur, were arrested Aug. 15 on charges of felony burglary and violation of the Street Gang Act.

According to arrest warrants, all four suspects are accused of breaking into a home in the 2300 block of Luther Terrace just south of Macland Road in west Cobb at about 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 15. They entered by kicking in the back door.

They allegedly stole a 32-inch flat-screen TV with the remote control, a laptop computer, four men’s watches, a .380-caliber gun, a box of bullets and an Apple iPod Touch from the home, the warrant states.

Neighbors reportedly saw the four young men wearing gloves as they exited the home carrying the stolen items away to a gold Mercury Grand Marquis with a North Carolina tag.

Cobb Police officers stopped the car less than three hours later around the intersection of Hampton Estates and Milford Church roads and found some of the property inside the car. The gun and iPod were recovered, police reported.

All four were arrested without incident.

The warrant states that the four men are members of the criminal street gang “2200” as documented by Cobb Anti-Gang Enforcement Unit. The gang reportedly meets near the Horseshoe Bend Plaza at 2200 Powder Springs Street west of Marietta.

“These criminal actions in and of themselves increase the status of the accused within the 2200 criminal street gang … with regards to other criminal street gangs,” the warrant states. “Theft is a common crime for this gang and burglary is a form of imitation.”

The gang was first documented by police in 2012, the warrant continues.

“2200 is a criminal street gang of approximately 15-plus members,” the warrant states. “The common identifier is the name ‘2200’ and a hand sign displayer by its members.”

Harris is also accused of giving police a false name and date of birth, and Ebodaghe was charged with loitering for ringing the doorbell of someone’s home in the 2300 block of June Springs Drive in the Cumberland Creek subdivision off Powder Springs Street in Marietta and trying to open the door while someone was home.

Ebodaghe is also accused of having less than an ounce of marijuana on him during the arrest.

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Marietta says
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August 31, 2013
How are these Marietta teens? This type of reporting makes me frustrated and it is one of the primary reasons that there are perception inaccuracies about the city of Marietta and Marietta City Schools. The criminal act happened on Macland Rd in Cobb, the article lists the gang as being associated with Powder Springs and being investigated by Cobb police. Nothing about this crime, the gang, or the investigation is related to the city of Marietta. This happens all the time with teens and crimes that would more accurately described as Cobb teens and Cobb crimes.
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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August 24, 2013
Despite over 150 years of legalized "equality", Equal Rights Laws and preference, these ignorant, violent thugs are all we get? I want my money back!
Fed Up
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August 25, 2013
Perfectly said. We can hope all we want but until that society actually embraces school, hard work, and decency, all the racial preference and subsidies in the world won't change them. Scum.
About time
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August 23, 2013
The police have known about this gang for two years. They show up to Hillgrove and Marietta high school functions with guns and drugs and post themselves with guns, cash and drugs all over twitter. They can not write proper English and are a nuisance to society with no worth. Why is it taking so long to arrest these thugs?
friends and family
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September 24, 2013
You guys can not judge these boys true what they did is horrible, but at the same time how can we honestly say your not doing the same thing behind closed doors. It makes me sick i live in community where instead of trying to help our youth you want to see them incarcerated. P.S. 2200 is not a criminal street gang we are a family half of us are going to universities so you guys saying we cant spell is completely ignorant and furthest thing from the truth.
Just Wait
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August 23, 2013
I guess the economy is even hurting gangs. This one has only about 15 members and hangs at a shopping center.
no ways
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August 23, 2013
They allegedly carried "the stolen items away to a gold Mercury Grand Marquis with a North Carolina tag."

WHAT? But cars don't bring crime. Public transit brings crime.

WHAT WHAT WHAT?

Did the car commercial local news infotainment industry lie to us about what brings crime? Russ? Amanda? MDJ? AJC? Say it ain't so! You would never tack on "near a Marta/CCT stop" to every crime just to associate public transit with crime, would you? IF you would, that would mean you would never report a crime as being "near a parking lot" or "near a parking meter" ..

Oh, wait. You DONT ever report that a crime was near a car or car infrastructure, do you.

Only public transit infrastructure qualifies for a proximity mention. What is that? Just look at the commercials / ads if you want to know why!!!!
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