MN Street Gang Members Sentenced for Carjacking, Other Crimes
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- Five members of a Twin Cities-based street gang were sentenced for their role in three carjackings that occurred in August 2020 and other crimes.
In an announcement made Thursday detailing the sentences, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said the men were part of a gang known as the “Top 5.” Lugar says the gang’s goal was to make money for its members through thefts, robberies, drug sales and other crimes.
Prosecutors say the gang would use social media to recruit new members and discuss criminal activity. Court documents indicate the gang operated between May 2020 and January 2021.
Prosecutors say three carjackings at gunpoint in St. Paul on the morning of August 25 2020 led to the convictions of the five men. The following sentences were handed down in connection to the case:
- Isaiah Stacy Alstad, 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and abetting carjacking and was sentenced to 110 months.
- James Brock Williams, Jr., 21 previously sentenced to 56 months for conspiring to use, carry, and brandish firearms during and in relation to armed carjackings.
- Clifton Germaine Walker, Jr., 25, sentenced to 110 months for conspiring to use, carry, and brandish firearms during and in relation to armed carjackings.
- Jordan Sydney Shamah Rhodes, 23, previously sentenced to 72 months for being a controlled substance user in possession of a firearm.
- Joshoamei Deangelo Richardson, 21, previously sentenced to 84 months in prison for aiding and abetting using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to an armed carjacking.
A sixth suspect in the case, identified as 20-year-old Eric Ballard is in custody pending further proceedings. This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Saint Paul Police Department, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Columbia Heights Police Department, and the South Saint Paul Police Department.