Another addition to Money Gang Mob sentences

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 09:24 PM

Dwight Gooding of Henderson, another member of the criminal organization known as the Money Gang Mob, has added seven years to MGM’s prison sentences.

Gooding appeared in a U.S. Court in Raleigh on Thursday, getting an 84-month sentence from Judge Terrence Boyle. Gooding agreed to a guilty plea on a count of conspiracy to distribute and possess for sale a quantity of heroin.

Confirmation of Gooding’s sentence was provided by the Henderson Police Department and the prosecutor’s office for U.S. attorney Thomas Walker.

Gooding is the fourth member of MGM sentenced this month. Combined with 13 other sentences handed to MGM members thus far, the criminal organization’s total is now at 144 years and two months in federal prison.

The agreement included dismissal of two counts of distributing heroin.

Gooding participated in heroin sales on or about March 14 and May 4 in 2012, and he combined efforts with numerous others toward the enterprise of heroin sales from March 2012 or earlier through June, according to court records.

In June, Henderson police announced Gooding was being sought in multiple states on the federal charges.

In early July, assistance from Virginia state police led to Gooding’s capture and transfer to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

According to the North Carolina prison record system, Gooding served nearly a year of a consolidated 30-month sentence on convictions of robbery, possession of stolen goods and possession of marijuana stemming from incidents in 2008. He was sentenced in Vance County Superior Court on May 1, 2009.

Gooding is formerly of 433 Winder St., noted in prior local arrest records on charges that included counts of eluding police, assaulting an officer, hit and run, reckless driving and vandalism.

Local arrests also included seven charges of failing to appear in court since 2010, two charges of assaulting a female and additional charges of breaking and entering, larceny and vandalism.

The Henderson police received assistance from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the heroin trafficking probe.

Serving sentences already as part of the MGM cases are Quatrail Pair (30 years), Tyshikkee Williams (20 years), Darnell Tyrece Hayes (17 years, six months), Herbert Artis Smith (15 years), Robert Earl Ross (12 years, nine months), Jasmine Sade Hargrove (10 years), Almonmonick "Shawn" Bullock (nine years), Angela Wilkerson (five years, 10 months), Justin Williams (five years, 10 months), Patrick O'Neil Cooper (five years, three months), Mercedes Christmas-McKinnie (four years), La'trel Henderson (one to two years) and Markeith Hart (one to two years).

Pair is also still facing a first-degree murder charge in connection to the shooting death of a 16-year-old in December 2012.

 

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.