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Former leader of Roanoke gang pleads guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges

Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 7:01 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The former leader of the Rollin’ 30s Crips gang in Roanoke pleaded guilty Monday to one count of a racketeering conspiracy that included responsibility for murder and another count involving a conspiracy to commit the homicide of another victim.

Sean Denzel Guerrant, 30 of Roanoke, took a plea deal surrounding a pattern of racketeering activity, including multiple threats and acts of violence, according to the United States Department of Justice. This includes a 17-year-old being ordered to kill a person to atone for gang violations and perceived disloyalty.

The Crips are a national street gang founded in the greater Los Angeles, California area, with smaller sets in other cities throughout the country. Including in Roanoke, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

The Roanoke set of the Rollin’ 30s operated primarily in northwest Roanoke.

Guerrant and three other members of his gang were arrested in 2018.

In the early morning hours of June 15, 2017, (Trayvone Raycron) Kasey drove N.L. to pick up D.F., while (Chauncey Dion) Levesy and (Demonte Rashod) Mack followed them to a nearby Roanoke apartment complex, according to the US Attorney’s Office. After arriving at the apartment complex, everyone except Levesy exited their vehicles while D.F. ran away and hid, leaving Mack, Kasey and N.L. together in one of the parking areas. At that time, N.L. refused to hand over his firearm to Kasey until Mack pointed his own firearm at N.L. and told him to give it up. After handing over his firearm to Kasey, N.L. ran away in an attempt to escape, but both Kasey and Mack chased him and ultimately shot N.L. twice in the back. According to the Medical Examiner, N.L.’s murder resulted from the two shots that entered his back.

After the shooting, Mack, Kasey, and Levesy returned to the gang’s “trap house” and met up with Guerrant and other Rollin’ 30s gang members, at which time everything that occurred was reported to Guerrant.”

N.L. refers to Nickalas Lee.

The judge is going to review Guerrant’s plea deal and an official sentencing date has yet to be determined.

“Guerrant, a.k.a. “Harlem Dunk” and his co-conspirators, Trayvone Raycron Kasey, Chauncey Dion Levesy, and Demonte Rashod Mack, were members of the Rollin’ 30s Crips, which also called itself the “Dirt Gang.” The Rollin’ 30s Crips are a national street gang founded in the greater Los Angeles, California area with smaller sets in other cities throughout the United States. The Roanoke set of the Rollin’ 30s operated primarily in northwest Roanoke, centered in and around the Lansdowne neighborhood.”

Guerrant is currently incarcerated on state charges for fleeing arrest and looting. We’re told those will be served at the same time alongside the 37-year sentence he agreed to Monday. He’s 30 years old so he’ll be serving, without parole, until the age of 67.

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