3 Hudson Valley Men Jailed For Murder of Hudson Valley Teen
Three men from the Hudson Valley were sentenced for their roles in the shooting death of a local teen.
On Friday, three alleged Middletown gang members were sentenced to prison in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Coree White of Middletown. All three pleaded guilty to their role in the killing in September.
Tramel Morman, 25, of Middletown was sentenced to 18 years for murder. Twenty-one-year-old Juwan Dolson of Middletown received 10 years for attempted murder. Twenty-three-year-old Isaya Dolson of Middletown, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy for conspiring with Morman and Juwan Dolson to murder Coree White, was sentenced to three to nine years in state prison.
All three are alleged members of a Middletown gang "Coke Wave." An indictment alleged all three and other gang members, sold drugs, illegally possessed firearms and committed violent acts against rival groups.
The group killed White on August 17, 2017, to help Coke Wave members’ conspiracy to sell drugs in relation to an ongoing dispute with a rival gang, the Guap Gang, officials say.
During the investigation into the death of White an investigation into the gang was started by the City of Middletown Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, aided by the New York State Police, including its Community Narcotics Enforcement Team; special agents from the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group.
In August, 13 alleged to be members or associates of “Coke Wave” were arrested and charged with crimes ranging from murder to narcotics sales, to conspiracy, in an enforcement action dubbed “Operation Wipeout.”
“Hopefully, the sentences in this case will make clear that we will not tolerate gang violence here in Orange County, and will use every resource at our disposal to combat it,” Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said in a press release. “Violent street gangs hoping to profit from the devastation that narcotics are already wreaking on our communities must be combated at every level. The murder of Coree White is further proof that where there is organized narcotics dealing, gun violence inevitably follows."
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