Tennessee Gangster Disciples member enters guilty plea

May 17, 2019 GMT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to trying to kill four people.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Jackson said Monday that 32-year-old Dontoreus Douglas, also known as D.T., is scheduled to be sentenced in August. He pleaded guilty to committing violent crimes in aid of racketeering, distribution of marijuana and firearms violations.

The Madison County man was indicted in April 2017 on charges related to the attempted killing of four different victims on June 12, 2012. The indictment says Douglas and other members and associates of the Gangster Disciples engaged in drug sales, firearms trafficking and murder, attempted murder and assault.


Prosecutors say the Gangster Disciples has a highly organized structure and is active in 35 states.