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Notorious Gang Members Given Long Sentences for Atlanta Crime Sprees

On Monday five "Sur-13″ gang members were sentenced to federal prison on charges of carjacking and firearms possession, announced the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

sur 13, black news, african american newsThe defendants, also known as Sureños-13, began their reign of terror on Dec. 12, 2008 committing crimes across the greater Atlanta area Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, armed with AK-47s and assorted weapons. Their spree came to an abrupt end following a police chase and subsequent wreck that left one juvenile member dead.

All five defendants plead guilty in December 2010 and were sentenced Monday. Their prison sentences will be followed by five years of supervised release.

Pedro Barrera-Perez of Stone Mountain, 30: Sentenced to 24 years for one count of armed robbery of a grocery store; four counts of carjacking or attempted carjacking; one count of discharging a firearm during one of the carjackings.

Gloria Galvan of Jonesboro, 21: sentenced to 21 1/2 years; and Irma Ovalles of Stone Mountain, 21: Sentenced to 19 years for the same charges. Each woman was ordered to pay $19,272 in restitution.

Jerry Arriaga of Austel, 22: Sentenced to 16 1/2 years and ordered to pay $11,767 in restitution for one count of carjacking, one count of attempted carjacking and one count of discharging a firearm.

Francisco Arrellano of Lithia Springs, 20: Sentenced to 13 years, 5 months ordered to pay $2,267 in restitution. Pleaded guilty to one count of attempted carjacking and one count of discharging a firearm.

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