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Suspect may be connected to '09 murder

Photo by Carly Farrell

Photo by Carly Farrell

ALBANY, Ga. -- Another Black Gangster Disciple gang member wanted in connection with the June 2009 murder of Reginald Richardson was arrested Friday, according to Albany Police Department reports.

Sherman DeJaun Northern, 35, was arrested for murder, aggravated assault and concealing a death for his part in Richardson's beating death on the 700 block of Mobile Avenue, the report added.

"This is part of a continuing investigation," said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. "Northern was picked up by Colquitt County Sheriff's deputies at 7 p.m. Friday while he was at work at Sanderson's farms."

Northern, aka "GQ," is expected to be transported back to Albany.

Once formally charged, barring any plea bargain, he will eventually go to trial. Others in the gang are facing trial next week.

Eight men, all said to be Black Gangster Disciples, are scheduled to begin trial July 18 on murder charges in Richardson's beating death, which reportedly occurred during a gang initiation.

Charged with felony murder, street gang terrorism, aggravated assault and other charges are Orlando Charlot, Antonio R. Crapps, George Edward Ferguson III, Corey Jackson, Gregory Jermaine Marshall, Yaaeil Narvell Shelton, Jason B. Staples and Ernest Thomas III.

Anyone with additional information on Northern or the murder should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

Crime stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.