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Three Suspects In Custody For 2022 4th Of July Gangland Murder

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Jerome M. Johnson (21), Tremayne D. Martin (23) and Stephon D. Currie (23)
All Are Allegedly Members of SGM Street Gang In Racine
(Kenosha Sheriff)

After a more-than 15 month investigation, three Racine gang members are in custody for allegedly killing a rival gang member last year. Four other people were shot and injured during a 4th of July drive-by shooting, targeting rival gang members.

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20-Year-Old Victim Anderail Keith Cashmere Armstrong, Jr
(Obituary)

The shooting occurred at 6321 25th Avenue and a alleged member of Kenosha’s 61st St Gang / Addicted to Money (ATM) named Anderail Armstrong, Jr died. Although three suspects are in custody, there is a suspected fourth shooter involved in the shooting. Johnson is in the Kenosha County Jail and has been charged, holding on $1.5Million bail. Currie is in custody at the Cook County, IL jail after being arrested by US Marshals, and Martin is also in custody in a jail, unknown to KCE.

According to the criminal complaint:

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Several hours prior to the shooting on July 4, 2022, Martin and Johnson (ATM Gang) attacked a man (SGM Gang) at Regency Mall in Racine. Martin and Johnson posted a Facebook live video threatening additional violence against the Kenosha ATM gang. Currie was on social media asking for handgun ammunition. Johnson was also on social media, looking for a gun. GPS evidence placed all three defendants at the scene of the crime during the shooting.

Four days before the shooting, a neighbor of Armstrong posted a video a person shooting at numerous other individuals near a residence and then chasing the fleeing victims. The video tagged a known SGM gang member and below the video the following was posted:

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“The Hood be Litt Every 4th [of July]. I’m Ready. Everybody getting flamed. Edit post: When You Catch Yo Opps Slippin”. KCE did not immediately have a street gang translator available to translate the statements, but it is believed to be a threat of gun violence’s. Currie was seen to be the drive of the getaway-vehicle.

All three defendants are facing mandatory life sentences if convicted of the most serious charge of murder. They are all facing charges including:

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First Degree Murder
Conspiracy To Commit First Degree Murder x 8
First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety X2
Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

Kenosha Police Chief Patrick Patton
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Reached for comment Friday afternoon, Kenosha Police Chief Patrick Patton had the following to say about the three arrests:

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“In the first week of July of 2022, we saw a sharp increase in shootings that we linked to gang feuds.  On July 4th, 2022, we responded to a shooting that resulted in 5 victims being shot, one of which was killed.  The case was very complicated and had little to no initial suspect information.  Bringing the case to this conclusion showed the perseverance and resiliency of our department and how seriously we take gun violence in our community.  Lead Detective Marty Howard, along with Detectives Brian Wilson and Detective Vinnie Correa, continued to investigate the case despite limited information and cooperation for well over a year.  We partnered with the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force and never quit tracking down the suspects until they were taken into custody.  We believe one of the best preventions to gun violence is displaying our dedication to holding those that commit gun violence accountable. We are unwavering in those efforts and in the past 2 weeks we have unfortunately had 3 shootings in our community.  Our patrol and investigation divisions demonstrated the same efforts and the suspects in each one of those shootings was taken into custody within 24 hours. As a community, must continue to express that gun violence will not be tolerated.”

Unfortunately, the three defendants already have been in the criminal justice system and are all felons:

Stephon Currie In Court On October 11, 2023
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)
Stephon Currie

Kenosha 19CF507
Grand Theft Auto, Credit Card Fraud, and Theft

Fraud and Theft Dismissed, 1 Year State Prison

Kenosha 19CF1328
Substantial Battery
Violate Institution Laws X 3
Guilty of Battery and D/C – Repeater, All Others Dismissed, 1 Year State Prison

Kenosha 20CF133
Extradition
Lake County, Illinois Aggravated Battery – Guilty
Lake County, Illinois Robbery – Guilty

Racine 22CM210
Resist Officer Repeater
Guilty – 30 Days Jail

Racine 22CF961
Felon in Possession of Firearm
THC
Drug Paraphernalia
Bail Jumping x 3
(All Repeater)

Felony Dismissed
Guilty THC, Paraphernalia, Bail Jumping x 1
Time Served

Racine 23CF435
Extradition
Unknown Felony Out of Wisconsin

Jerome Johnson

Racine 20CF461
Felon In Possession of Firearm
Guilty 1 Year Prison

Racine 22CF1008
Robbery, Use of Force
D/C
Robbery Dismissed, amended to Theft, Guilty D/C – 9 Months Jail

Tremayne Martin In Court On October 11, 2023
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)
Tremayne Martin

Kenosha 18CF201
1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety
Discharge Firearm/Vehicle-Towards Person
Intentionally Point Firearm at Person
D/C

1st Degree Reckless, Dismissed, Point Firearm, Dismissed, D/C Dismissed
Guilty Discharge Firearm in vehicle Towards Person, Guilty
4 Years Prison

Kenosha 18CM859
D/C
Violate Institutional Laws x 3

All dismissed

Kenosha 20CF1252
Possession of a Firearm By Felon
Obstructing Officer

Felony Possession Dismissed, Guilty of Obstruction
Probation

Racine 22CF1011

Robbery with Force
Substantial Battery
D/C

All dismissed, except Guilty Plea of Theft and Battery 200 Days Jail

Kenosha County Michael Graveley (D)
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

KCE spoke to DA Mike Graveley, who walked us through the tough choices his office made in these Kenosha cases.

Racine County DA Patricia Hanson (D)
(Facebook)

We asked Racine CO DA Patricia Hanson why she dropped the Felon In Possession of a Fireman charges and robbery charges against all three men. She didn’t respond. She is probably dealing with covering up her office leaking search warrants and police reports to gang-bangers to endanger police officers’ safety.

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  1. Why can’t mass shooters ever kill people like these thugs? I say let’s get the rope out for these three…

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  2. The 13% cost 92% of the crime in the US due to the Democrats keeping the 13% in their hip pocket for votes and housing and food stamps in a free cell phone. Then you go out and hustle and do what you Gotta do.

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  3. These are all prime examples of how your elected officials discharge there responsibilities of the office you the voters put them in ! You get what you vote for !

  4. What the heck is Stephan A. Smith and Shannon Sharpe gonna do now for viewers? These clowns are gonna be locked up so I guess that just leaves unemployed “fathers” as the new base. No daddy program?

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  5. Excellent news article, KCE. A tragic subject. One line made me laugh out loud, though: “KCE did not immediately have a street gang translator available to translate the statements.”

  6. It was the* She is probably dealing with covering up her office leaking search warrants and police reports to gang-bangers to endanger police officers’ safety* for me

  7. First of all, we should be thankul that these mopes are shooting each other. Let the Hatfields and McCoys fight and the rest of us are fine. A few less mopes speeds up the foodlines, more mopes locked up provides a state employee a job. What I always find funny is that they show up for court in borrowed, non fitting suits with thier hair cut to look like outstanding citizens.

  8. I’m glad they were caught. That young man was a good student and athlete. But of course Kenosha county and it’s massive amounts of racism make us wonder who the real bad guys are.

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