Nine Trey gangster sentenced to 45

Published 5:31 pm Friday, October 20, 2017

A member of the Nine Trey Gangsters was sentenced earlier this week to 45 years in prison for his role in two gang-related murders.

Alvaughn Davis, 29, of Suffolk, pleaded guilty on May 23 to RICO conspiracy, use of a firearm resulting in death, and to being an accessory after the fact to a murder in aid of racketeering.

According to court documents, Davis, along with Anthony Foye, 25, of Suffolk, and other charged co-conspirators, were members of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a street gang with members in states across the East Coast that is affiliated of the United Blood Nation. Foye previously pleaded guilty to murdering Al-Tariq Tynes, Vandelet Mercer, Linda Lassiter and Wayne Davis in furtherance of his membership in the gang.

Davis, in furtherance of his membership in the gang, helped conceal Tynes’ body and was the driver during the shooting of Mercer.

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana J. Boente, Attorney General of Virginia Mark R. Herring, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office Martin Culbreth, Chief of Norfolk Police Larry D. Boone, Chief of Portsmouth Police Tonya D. Chapman, Chief of Virginia Beach Police James A. Cervera, Chief of Chesapeake Police Col. K.L. Wright and Chief of Suffolk Police Thomas E. Bennett made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph E. DePadilla and Andrew C. Bosse, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Butler, and Trial Attorney Teresa A. Wallbaum of the Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, are prosecuting the case.