Seven Indicted by an Emanuel County Grand Jury for Murder, Drugs, and Gang Charges
Swainsboro, Georgia (July 17, 2019) – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, an Emanuel County Grand Jury indicted seven members of a Bloods-affiliated racketeering enterprise after receiving testimony from Special Agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman Office and the Washington County Multi Agency Gang Unit.
The 44-count indictment, which includes murder, aggravated assault, drugs and firearms charges, as well as violations of the Street Gang Act and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is the culmination of investigative efforts spanning five years and involving multiple agencies. These agencies include the Middle Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, Georgia Department of Corrections State Security Threat Group Unit, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Swainsboro Police Department, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Toombs County Sheriff’s Office, Lyons Police Department, Soperton Police Department, Twin City Police Department, Adrian Police Department, Cobb County Gang Unit, El Paso Police Department (Texas), and the DEA.
Tony Lenard Williams, age 43, of Swainsboro, GA, identified as the leader of this drug commerce racketeering enterprise, is alleged to have employed Blood criminal street gang members to achieve the criminal objectives of the enterprise. Co-conspirator Travis Lee Brown, age 36, of Swainsboro, GA faces two counts of Racketeering for his role in sustaining the Enterprise during the incarceration of Tony Lenard Williams.
The indicted crimes include Murder, Aggravated Assault, Weapons Charges, Drug Charges, Gang Act Charges, Entering Automobile, Escape, Affray, and Tampering with Evidence.
Neshawn Brown, age 19, of Swainsboro, GA, Talik Reaun Williams, age 22 of Swainsboro, GA and his father Tony Lenard Williams face counts of Racketeering and Murder for the 2016 homicide of Angela Katrice Gillis.
Talik Reaun Williams is also charged alongside his father, Tony Lenard Williams and Richard Curry Anderson, age 31, of Lyons, GA for the 2017 homicide of Zaveion Ricks.
Victor Jammal Hall, age 27, of Swainsboro, GA and Walter Lee Figueroa, age 22, of Adrian, GA also face charges that include Racketeering and Gang Act for their role in the continuing operations of the Tony Williams drug enterprise.
This joint investigation remains ongoing and additional indictments and arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information pertaining to this case are encouraged to contact the Eastman GBI Office at (478) 374-6988.
Lindsey Wilkes -Special Agent in Charge - 478/374-6988