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Three members of Drak street gang charged in Tampa Bay area robberies

TAMPA — A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted three more members of the Drak street gang on charges of conspiracy, armed robbery, carjacking and multiple counts of brandishing a gun during crimes of violence.

Charged were Rykeith Andre Levatte, 24; Antonio Cortez Harris Jr., 21, and Alden Bernard Lewis Jr., 27, all of Tampa and all members of the Drak gang, federal prosecutors said.

Also indicted was Daisy Louise Thomas, 31, of Tampa. The four face charges of taking part in one or more of a series of 10 armed robberies in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties during May and June. The targets included a Pasco hair salon and a Tampa grocery as well as convenience stores and gas stations.

Two other Drak gang members, Arquives Deon McNeal and Antoine Markeist Harris, both 20 and both of Tampa, were indicted on similar charges in October.

Three members of Drak street gang charged in Tampa Bay area robberies 11/17/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 4:14pm]
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