Gang related defendants in court; All arrested during interagency sweep

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -

Thursday afternoon 19 defendants stood in the Kern County Superior courtroom for arraignments after law enforcement conducted an inter-agency gang sweep Tuesday.

The Bakersfield Police Department says 40 people were arrested on Federal and State charges including burglary, illegal gun possession, drug sales, and murder.

Operation blind mice was the result of a 10 month long investigation into the Westside Crips gang.

All 19 defendants pleaded not guilty and are expected back in court later this month.

Below is a list of of the defendants and what they are being charged for.

Mijah Burns (19)-Receiving stolen property, accessory, participation in a street gang…PLEADED NOT GUILTY $90,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26.
 
Breyonna Cartwright (27)-Conspiracy, participation in a street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $45,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26.
 
Paul Dean (44)-Accessory, participation in a street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $210,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26.
 
Keshaunte Deloney (18)-Burglary, participation in a street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $50,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26.
 
Rodney Gupton (20)-Possession of an assault rifle, gang member in possession of a firearm, participation in a criminal street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $175,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26.
 
Latimore Hunter (19)- Possession of an assault rifle, gang member in possession of a firearm, participation in a criminal street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $290,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26.
 
Lavail Johnson (46)-Possession of an assault rifle, participation in a street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $140,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DEC 26.
 
Jeremy King (25)-Accessory, participation in a criminal street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $200,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26.
 
Jonathan Knight (27)-Accessory, participation in a criminal street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $260,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26.
 
Jack Sam (27)-Conspiracy, participation in a criminal street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $45,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DEC 26.
 
Cornelius Shiver (22)-Gang member in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, burglary, participation in a criminal street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $275,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DEC 26.
 
Larry Thomas (24)-Attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, accessory, possession of a firearm by a gang member, participation in a street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY $175,000 BAIL BACK IN COURT DEC 26.
 
Jervern Weldon (23)-Receiving stolen propery, accessory, participation in a street gang… PLEADED NOT GUILTY BAIL $260 BACK IN COURT DEC 26.
 
Daray Woodard (20)-Burglary, receiving stolen property, accessory, participation in a street gang.
 
Skylor Billings…PLEADED NOT GUILTY BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26 BAIL DENIED.
 
Danny Willis…PLEADED NOT GUILTY BACK IN COURT DECEMBER 26 BAIL DENIED  (FACING STATE & FEDERAL CHARGES).
 
MANUEL CRUZ…PLEADED NOT GUILTY BACK IN COURT ON DECEMBER 26 BAIL 1,265,000  (FACING STATE & FEDERAL CHARGES).
 
GARY CLAYTON….PLEADED NOT GUILTY BACK IN COURT ON DECEMBER 26 BAIL DENIED.
 
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