FBI suspects arrested accused of 2-year crime spree in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie

A federal indictment accuses the suspected gang members and their associates of various crimes including murder, attempted murder, assaults, daytime shootouts and open-market narcotics dealing in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie.

Blaise Gomez

Dec 2, 2022, 8:15 PM

Updated 538 days ago

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Fourteen people believed to have ties to the Young Gunnaz gang are under arrest for allegedly terrorizing two Hudson Valley cities with brazen, violent crimes since 2020. 
The group was rounded up Wednesday in a series of raids in the city of Newburgh. 
A federal indictment accuses the suspected gang members and their associates of various crimes including murder, attempted murder, assaults, daytime shootouts and open-market narcotics dealing in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie. 
The defendants are listed as Kashad Sampson, George Delgado, Gabriel Roman, Dalla Archer, Jasiah Wooten, Bruce Allen, Syncere Tatum, John Lalanne, Raekwon Jackson, Bashir Mallory, Mekhi McDonald, Christopher Tate, Kristopher Cunningham and Dejon Scott. 
Exclusive viewer video showed the raids unfold at four locations in the crime-plagued city. FBI and police were seen in full tactical gear. At one location, they were seen using a smoke bomb and had armored tanks.  
FBI Assistant Director in Charge Michael Driscoll responded to the arrests Thursday saying, “This should be viewed as a warning to others – we will hold you accountable.”  
News 12 viewers reached out with videos of raids showing them at four locations – the Lake Street Apartments, Williams Street, Broadway and on the corner of Humphries and Hughes Street.  
Neighbors told News 12 they heard what sounded like gunshots during one raid and took cover for safety.  
“There was a lot of gunshots. I had to take my kids to the basement,” said Mohamed Asaidi. 
Other witnesses told News 12 anonymously they were scared watching one arrest nearby with their kids and gave News 12 videos of what they saw.  
FBI authorities praised the operation as part of an effort to crack down on rising crime. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said, “The feds are watching and you better believe we won’t quit.” 
If convicted, the group face a range in prison sentences from 10 years to life behind bars.  


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