Another arrest made as part of street gang investigaton

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2023–10:39 a.m.

-Staff reports-

Alexander Malachi Williams

One of two men being sought as a result of an investigation into criminal street gang activity is now in custody.

20-year-old Alexander Malachi Williams is the sixth suspect to be arrested.

18-year-old Justin Beckwith remains at large

According to Floyd County Police:

Williams and the others are members of the Real Northside Babies street gang.

Williams is accused of participating in a gang-related beating.

He was also present when Beckwith pointed a gun at the victim’s head while demanding the victim’s cell phone and cash during an armed robbery on Pine Street back on Oct. 15, according to jail records.

Williams is charged with robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, battery, and participation in a criminal street gang.

According to Floyd County Police:

The Real Northside Babies appeared on police radar about six months ago following an armed assault that occurred at the A1 Food and Beverage.

Follow-up investigations uncovered drugs, guns, and money linked to a criminal enterprise by the group.

Information developed by the Floyd County Police Department revealed that the group was selling drugs and committing violent crimes all across the county that not only protect other gang members but also furthered their success.

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