Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim announced Wednesday six members of the “Rollin’ 30s” Crips gang, a subset of Crips street gang, has been charged with narcotics, firearms and racketeering offenses.
The defendants named in the case include:
- Walston Owen, aka “Purpose”
- Richard Feliz, aka “Dirt”
- Shaquille Bailey, aka “Shaq” and “Jefe”
- Miguel Caba, aka “Miggs”
- Nathanial Rodriguez, aka “Cook”
- Lewis Turnbull, aka “Lew”
Additionally, Feliz was charged with the murder of Victor Chafla, an “innocent bystander in a March 26, 2015 homicide. Turnbull was only charged with one narcotics offense.
“As alleged in the superseding indictment, these defendants brought drugs and violence to the streets of our community, including the tragic murder of an innocent bystander, Victor Chafla,” said Kim. We commend the extraordinary efforts of our law enforcement partners to bring these defendants to justice, and express our hope that Mr. Chafla’s family and friends find some measure of justice in today’s charges.”
Owen, Felix, Bailey, Caba and Rodriguez were members of the “Rollin’ 30s” from 2013 and 2017. To finance the enterprise, those defendants committed, attempted, threatened and conspired to commit robbery, murder, distribute and possess narcotics and possess and use firearms, according to the indictment.
Turnbull also possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and crack cocaine.
The racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering charges, both carry a maximum life in prison.