'Wildboys' gang member sentenced to 20 years in prison, aided in 2015 racketeering
Wildboys gang member, Devin Brown, 23, of Walterboro was sentenced to 20 years in prison in federal court in Charleston.
The sentence comes after Brown was found guilty by a federal jury for his role in an attempted murder of a rival gang member.
According to evidence presented at trial, Brown was a member of the Wildboys gang, which is described as a violent street gang from the Green Pond area of Walterboro, South Carolina.
During trial, prosecutors were able to present evidence that showed Brown and other Wildboy gang members were involved in racketeering activity as early as 2012. This evidence included the attempted murder of a rival gang member in a drive-by shooting involving assault-type firearms resulting in an innocent bystander being shot and injured on April 7, 2015.
Back in June 2017, Wildboys members and associates Kelvin Mitchell, Damien Robinson, and Brian Manigo were also sentenced for their roles in gang-related racketeering activities.
Brown was sentenced to 240 months in prison, including a 10 year mandatory minimum consecutive sentence by U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Gergel, for use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
In addition, Brown was ordered to serve a term of three years of supervised release, and to pay the cost of the victim's medical care.