“Trained to Go,” a subset of the Black Guerrilla Family was indicted this week in U.S. District Court on charges of taking part in 10 murders, assaults, witness intimidation and kidnappings.
Twenty-two-year-old Montana Barronette, a reputed member of “Trained to Go”, allegedly killed six people from July 2015 to May 2016.
Barronette was arrested and charged with a 2014 murder in August. Kevin Davis, Baltimore Police Commissioner, described him as Baltimore’s “No. 1 trigger-puller” from a list of 200 suspects.
In 2016, Davis said, “Barronette is very good at his craft. His craft is killing.”
More than 10 defendants, including Barronette, were indicted on racketeering charges.
The indictment alleges Barronette killed Jacqueline Parker, Lamont Randall and Gerald Thompson on July 5, 2015; 19-year-old Markee Brown on April 16, 2016; and 22-year-old Antonio Addison on May 25, 2016. He is also being accused of selling cocaine and heroin, as well as intimidating a police informant.
John “Binkie” Harrison, a co-defendant, allegedly took part in killing Dominique Harris, 22, on December 28, 2015 and the triple homicide. Harrison robbed Harris and another man of cash and drugs, according to the indictment.
Other “Trained to Go” members are accused of murdering 24-year-old Christopher Jackson on May 25, 2016. The killing was in retaliation for the robbery of another member of the group, in which Jackson committed in early May, court records show.
Another member of the group, Terrell Sivels, was accused of murdering 34-year-old Jamie Hilton in May 2010. Taurus Tillman and Sivels were also accused of murdering 20-year-old Brandon Littlejohn in April 2011.
The superseding indictment was unsealed in a district court Friday.
Jail officials mistakenly released Barronette in January 2017. After traveling to Brooklyn, New York to watch Gervonta Davis, a Sandtown-based boxer, compete for a boxing title, he was recaptured.
In 2014, Barronette was charged in the murder of Alfonso Williams, 23, but city prosecutors dropped the charges after the federal drug indictment was brought. The new indictment does not include the case.