May 29, 2015
a partnership of drug and violent crime law enforcement task forces operating in Youngstown, Ohio
March 24, 2015
DARRELL MASON JR. will join other Vic Boys criminal street gang members and associates in Ohio State prison after Mahoning County Judge Maureen Sweeney sentenced MASON JR. to a 10-year prison term today.
The gang was involved in street level drug trafficking, burglaries, robberies, felonious assaults, murders, and other gun violence in and around the Victory Estates neighborhood of East Youngstown. In 2012, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force began investigating a drug trafficking organization that included known members of the Vic Boys criminal street gang. The group was targeted because of neighborhood tips detailing their ongoing criminal activity and because the group has been a known catalyst for violence in Youngstown.
Based on information gathered through this investigation by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office, Tijuan Muldrow and Willie Daniels were indited for the 2012 Murders of Ibn Shakoor and Michael Johnson in the Victory Estates neighborhood. In addition, a juvenile was charged with a March 13, 2013 Felonious Assault and Aggravated Robbery also in the Victory Estates neighborhood. All three men are awaiting trial.
The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional task force targeting gang and violent criminal enterprises in the Mahoning Valley of Northeast Ohio.
March 16, 2015
UPDATE: JAYQUAWN MANIGUALT was captured today (03/16/2015) in Georgia by Agents and Task Force Officers assigned to the Atlanta Field Office. MANIGUALT will be extradited to Ohio to face charges of Aggravated Robbery. MANIGUALT’s return date to Ohio is unknown at this time.
January 10, 2015
The man sought in the January 9, 2015, Boardman, Ohio Huntington Bank robbery was identified as G SHANNON MCCOLOR of Youngstown. MACULAR was arrested by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the Boardman, Ohio Police Department for the robbery. Related, a Criminal Complaint was filed by Austintown Township, Ohio Police Department charing MCCOLOR with the January 26, 2015 armed robbery of I-80 Adult Video (Austintown Video).