CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - Authorities say 83 alleged United Blood Nation gang members have been indicted following numerous arrests by federal and local law enforcement in the greater Charlotte area Thursday morning.
FOX 46 Charlotte was there as a number of people were brought in handcuffs to the Federal Courthouse in Charlotte. The arrests are part of a massive gang take-down operation along the east coast.
Several prisoners have just arrived to the Federal Courthouse in Charlotte. Waiting to find out more information. pic.twitter.com/1H2ffybo2V— Brian Christiansen (@BrianFox46) May 18, 2017
The operation is being led by agents from the FBI’s Charlotte field office and being overseen by the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina.
83 defendants named in federal indictment, some rounded up this morning, Feds say they are associated with United Blood Nation gang pic.twitter.com/Q6PskteVFH— Robin Kanady (@RobinFox46) May 18, 2017
The various charges include murder, attempted murder, racketeering, assault, and possession, according to the 163 page indictment document filed on May 16,2017.
A woman who lives in Albemarle, about an hour from Charlotte, tells FOX 46 Charlotte that federal officers busted down her door about 5:30 a.m. to arrest her boyfriend. She says her 9-year-old son was in the house when authorities came.
Indictment has 69 counts, charged with racketeering, conspiracy, woman tells me they busted down door to arrest her boyfriend at 5:30 a.m. pic.twitter.com/XBmybddXJP— Robin Kanady (@RobinFox46) May 18, 2017
That woman lives in Stanly County in Albemarle, about an hour from #Charlotte, says her 9 year old son was in the house when the Feds came— Robin Kanady (@RobinFox46) May 18, 2017