COLUMBUS, Ohio – A 26-year-old Columbus man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 30 years in prison for participating in a local gang’s racketeering conspiracy.
Charles Carson pleaded guilty in February 2020 and accepted responsibility for the 2015 murder of Quincy Story. Carson shot and killed Story on S. James Road in Columbus.
According to court documents, Carson and 18 other defendants were charged as members and associates of the Trevitt and Atcheson Crips gang known as T&A. The gang derived its name from Trevitt and Atcheson streets in the King-Lincoln District of Columbus, where its members predominantly reside.
The murder victim, Story, was perceived as disrespecting a fallen associate of the T&A subgroup Waun Gang.
Beginning in June 2010, T&A members and associates conspired in a racketeering enterprise and engaged in murders, attempted murders, drug trafficking, firearms trafficking, witness tampering, robbery, assault and other crimes.
The gang controlled the neighborhood through intimidation, fear and violence. Gang members were expected to retaliate with acts of violence when their members and associates were disrespected, threatened, intimidated or subjected to acts of violence.
Specifically, co-conspirators are charged with five murders:
- the murder of Franky Tention on July 1, 2012, in the area of 431 Ellison Street;
- the murder of William Moore on March 15, 2013;
- the murder of Marvin Ector on December 23, 2013, on East 5th Avenue;
- the murder of Quincy Story on January 24, 2015; and
- the murder of Deaonte Fisher on March 4, 2016.
Vipal J. Patel, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Roland Herndon, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); Chris Hoffman, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division; Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant; and United States Marshal Pete Tobin announced the sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson. Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin W. Kelley and Noah R. Litton are representing the United States in this case.