Athens street gang crackdown continues with more arrests


By Joe Johnson

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department on Tuesday arrested two more suspects in an ongoing campaign against criminal street gang activity.

Demarkreon Reid, 25, of Athens Avenue was arrested for existing felony probation violation warrants, a local bench warrant, and a federal warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said. At the time of his arrest, Reid was out on bond for battery, simple battery, and disorderly conduct. Reid is currently on probation for possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, simple battery, criminal trespass, and possession of drug-related objects.

The U.S. Marshals Service has placed a hold on Reid's release from custody.

Demarkreon Reid

Travious Demetrius Huff, 24, of Cameron Court was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to police.

He is currently on probation for aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, simple battery, simple assault, pointing a gun or at another, discharge of gun near a highway or street, and carrying a weapon without a license.

Huff was being detained without bail at the county jail.

Over the past several weeks, ACCPD said they have made 23 arrests of known gang members or associates. In addition to the arrests, police have seized 15 guns, as well as drugs and stolen property.

“ACCPD is committed to protecting the community and will continue to focus our efforts on violent criminal street gangs,” the department said in a released statement.

Police asked for anyone with information about criminal street gang activity to use their Crime Tip Line at 706-705-4775, email the Gang Unit at gangunit@accgov.com, or contact the Gang Unit through their anonymous online tip website: https://www.accgov.com/FormCenter/Police-27/Criminal-Gang-Activity Tips-759.


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