(Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals)

Operation Against Gangs Gets 90 Arrests

Among Those Arrested: The Suspect In Burning of "Tommie"

June 06, 2019 - 4:37 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) – The U.S Marshal's Office says an one week, large-scale gang enforcement operation, labeled "Operation Washout" resulted in 90 arrests of alleged violent offenders and fugitives in the Richmond area. The operation ended May 24th.

Among those arrested, according to Marshals, are:

  1. Jyahshua Hill, wanted in Richmond, was arrested for felony animal cruelty resulting in death. Hill allegedly tied a dog to a fence and set the animal on fire, resulting in it’s death. 
  2. Jamonte Brothers, wanted in Hopewell, was arrested for a double homicide, kidnapping and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.  
  3. Simeon Gordon and Toron Bloomfield, gang members wanted in Chesterfield, were arrested for aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling. A firearm was seized incident to arrest.
  4. Donnel Young and Nicole Andrews, wanted in Richmond, were arrested for robbery and suspected of involvement in the homicide of Charles P. Smith IV in his home in The Fan. 
  5. Andrew Cortez Scott, Jr., a gang member wanted in Hopewell for Robbery and Firearm offenses, was arrested in Petersburg. Four firearms were recovered from his residence.
  6.  Timon and Timothy Ward, gang members wanted in Richmond, were arrested for conspiracy to murder and rob Reginald Addo.
  7.  Phillip Curtis White, IV, a gang member wanted out of St. Louis, MO for multiple counts of Armed Robbery, was located and arrested in Henrico County

The Marshals also say they seized 6 firearms including an AK-47 type pistol and sawed-off shotgun. They also say they recovered 54 grams of heroin, along with  additional seizures of cocaine, marijuana and oxycontin pills. There were six murder related arrests.