The following is from the Long Beach Police Department’s news release.
Several defendants, who were members or associates of the Baby Insane Crip gang, who were connected to a burglary ring that targeted electronic stores, have pled guilty.
These convictions stemmed from a two and a half year investigation involving a murder and multiple shooting series’ that began in November 2009.
On Aug. 19, 2013, the below defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced as follows:
- Donovan Halcomb, commercial burglary (with a gang allegation), 10 years and a strike
- Sabrille Acklin, commercial burglary (with a gang allegation), seven years eight months and a strike
- Durell Shell, commercial burglary (with a gang allegation), seven years eight months and a strike
- Darwin Cardova, residential burglary, five years and a strike
- Wynton White, residential burglary, five years four months
- Lonnie Warren, possession of a firearm, three years and a strike
- Milton Harris, commercial burglary (with a gang allegation), three years four months and a strike
On a previous date, the below defendants also pled guilty to charges relating to the burglary ring and were sentenced to the following:
- Tearza Edwards, commercial burglary, three years probation
- Rachel Williams, accessory to commercial burglary after the fact, three years probation
- Karessa Williams, ceceiving stolen property, three years probation
A restitution hearing will be held in October 2013, regarding over $100,000 loss to Radio Shack and T-Mobile.
Defendants Sabrille Acklin and Donovan Halcomb are still facing accessory to murder charges in the 2009 murder of Frank Castro. The primary suspects in Castro’s murder, Johnney Smith and Davin Daniels, both of Long Beach, were charged with the murder in 2012 and are awaiting trial.
The Long Beach Police Department would like to extend its gratitude to Deputy District Attorney Jodi Castano, who worked closely with L.B.P.D. Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Malcolm Evans, in this substantial undertaking.