Tyshon Leteek Jones part of Street Gang Terrorizes Maryland Suburb.
Posted in the Montgomery County Forum
#1 Feb 27, 2011
The sprawling Washington, D.C., suburb of Montgomery County, Md., has a very low homicide rate for a jurisdiction of 1.5 million people. In 2009, the county only had 13 murders. The bordering jurisdictions of Washington and Prince Georges counties each average more than 100 homicides per year with lesser populations.
But there are a few crime hotspots in Montgomery County, and the Briggs Chaney-Castle Boulevard area is the hottest, according to detectives and patrol officers familiar with the area. The boulevard runs behind a busy shopping center with a number of apartment and townhouse complexes behind it. It's a mix of upscale expensive homes, condos and affordable apartments. Police say some of the apartments house young hoodlums who routinely prey on the hard-working residents of the community and cause chaos on an almost daily basis. One particular band of thugs in the area calls themselves "38 MOB."
Cops say 18-year-old Tyshon Leteek Jones, 19-year-old Shamire Moore and Charles Edward Baxter were members or associates of the 38 MOB gang. Their mugs were familiar to cops assigned to the area.
Hard-working residents of the area, like 27-year-old Julian Dionte Kelly, lived every day hoping not to have any run-ins with members of the 38 MOB. Julian was the polar opposite of the young thugs roaming his neighborhood. He’d attended Tulane University in Louisiana and had a clear vision and purpose for his life. His dream was to become a marine biologist and eventually live in Costa Rica doing aquatic research.
In the summer of 2010, Julian, father to young Kalea and Taliyah, was working 25 miles from home at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Using public transportation, it took Julian nearly two hours to get to and from work. So like a lot of urban commuters, Julian carried a cell phone, a backpack of stuff to read and music to listen to on the long ride.
On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, Julian finished work at the fairgrounds and then headed to his home on Castle Boulevard. The long commute involved catching several buses and the Metro subway system. On his way home, his sister Kisha called his cell phone just to chit chat with him. Along the way, Julian also called his mother and asked her to iron a shirt for him because he was planning on going out on a date after he got home.
Police say Julian got off of the Montgomery County Transit Bus on Castle Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. The area was not well -lit, and a group of young men were lurking around the bus stop. Police say 38 MOB members Tyshon Jones, Shamire Moore, Charles Baxter and a 14-year-old juvenile accomplice jumped Julian and attempted to rob him. Police believe they were trying to take Julian's backpack, but their intended robbery victim fought back. It was a four-on-one battle, but the scrappy Julian wasn't about give up without a fight. Cops would later learn that Julian recognized at two of his attackers.
"He's not going to allow anybody to take anything from him,” his sister Kisha said. Outnumbered and overpowered, Julian courageously fought the pack of young thugs until Tyshon Jones allegedly shot him five times, at point-blank range, with a .22-caliber handgun. Two bullets entered Julian’s neck; three more penetrated his torso. Julian would be left to die on the sidewalk alone. He laid there unconscious and bleeding for nearly 15 minutes until a girl walking home happened to come upon the crime scene and called 911.
#2 May 24, 2011
#3 May 31, 2011
Our grandsons and granddaughters can make money for school by helping out our good law enforcement here in Montgomery County, Maryland. Money for college when they graduate from high school.
#4 Mar 26, 2013
Tyshon Leteek Jones has been captured in Knoxville Tennessee.
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