Due to lack of suspect cooperation, booking and suspect identification were delayed. We have finally received the identities of the men that were involved and the charges that are being brought. All suspects are expected to appear in court today, Monday July 5th, 2021, and are being arraigned on the following charges:
- Jamhal Tavon Sanders Latimer a.k.a. Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey, aged 29, of Providence, R.I.
- Robert Rodriguez, aged 21, of the Bronx, N.Y.
- Wilfredo Hernandez, a.k.a. Will Musa, aged 23, of the Bronx, N.Y.**
- Alban El Curraugh, aged 27, of the Bronx, N.Y.
- Aaron Lamont Johnson, a.k.a. Tarrif Sharif Bey, aged 29, of Detroit, M.I.**
- Quinn Cumberlander, aged 40, of Pawtucket, R.I.
- Lamar Dow, aged 34, of the Bronx, N.Y.**
- Conrad Pierre, aged 29, of Baldwin, N.Y.
- A male juvenile, age 17**
- John Doe #1, refusing to identify self
- John Doe #2, refusing to identify self
- Unlawful possession of a firearm, eight counts
- Unlawful possession of ammunition
- Use of body armor in commission of a crime
- Possession of a high capacity magazine
- Improper storage of firearms in a vehicle
- Conspiracy to commit a crime.
- ** indicates additional charge for furnishing a false name to police
Additional charges are possible if the ongoing investigation, including the expected search of the defendants’ two vehicles, determines they are warranted. Three of the suspects were taken to a local area hospital for evaluation, two of which have been released. The juvenile will be released to parental custody, while the remaining arrestees are being held at the Billerica House of Correction on $100,000 cash bail. They are being arraigned in Malden District Court.
“State and Wakefield Police shut Rte. 128 in Wakefield – and ordered Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading residents to shelter in place – after they say a check on two cars in the northbound breakdown lane near Parker Street turned into a standoff between law enforcement and heavily armed members of a Black sovereign-citizen group early this morning.
Around 10:30 a.m., State Police reported all of the men – a total of 11 so far – have been taken into custody. Rte. 128 southbound was re-opened, but the northbound side remained shut as investigators swept the vehicles and the nearby woods for possible weapons and evidence.
The incident began around 2 a.m. State Police reported:
Wakefield Police told residents to lock their doorsand stay inside:
Two of the “Moorish sovereign citizens” were taken into custody, but the rest remained in the area – and even started livestreaming their side of the issue on YouTube:
Like their White counterparts, Moorish sovereign citizens do not believe the government has any power over them. Unlike the Whites, however, some believe they are the rightful owners of much of the US, in particular the land that was part of the Louisiana Purchase, because they, not Native Americans, are the original settlers of the land.
Last November, a Moorish soverign citizen living in Dorchester was arrested at the Ruggles T stop, allegedly while wearing a bullet-proof vest under a jacket with “Security” written on it and packing a loaded pistol, three spare magazines that were also fully loaded and a knife. His case, in Boston federal court, remains pending.”