Demetrius Brinkley remains at large and law enforcement is seeking his whereabouts

Federal indictments bring narcotics conspiracy and murder charges

Contributed By:The 411 News

8 from Gary and 1 from Calumet City face 19 counts

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced the return of a 19-count indictment against 9 individuals for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and other offenses that include murder.

Eight of the individuals named in the indictment have been arrested.

Teddia Caldwell, 42, of Gary is charged in 15 of the 19 counts, including the 2 murders. Caldwell is charged with the October 8, 2016 murder of Akeem Oliver and the July 28, 2017 murder of Kevin Hood. Hood was shot to death outside of his carwash on 15th and Massachusetts, in Gary.

According to the NWI Times, Caldwell is the husband of 5th District Gary City Councilwoman Linda Barnes-Caldwell.

Also facing murder charges are Devonte Hodge, 26, of Gary; Devontae Martin, 24, of Gary; and Taquan Clarke, 24, of Gary.

Others charged are Victor Young, 44, of Calumet City, Illinois; Cornell Allen, 39, of Gary; Terry Brown, 32, of Gary; Paronica Bonds, 34, of Gary; and Demetrius Brinkley, 31, of Gary.

Brinkley remains at large and law enforcement is currently seeking his whereabouts. If anyone has information on Brinkley, they are asked to contact the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS

U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II said, “My office and the federal law enforcement agencies are committed to addressing the senseless violence that results from illegal drug trafficking. If you are distributing drugs or committing acts of violence in the Northern District of Indiana, expect federal agencies to be focused on you.”

Story Posted:02/24/2018

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