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Florence County man indicted in gang crime case

Antonio Williamson (Greenville County photo)

Antonio Williamson, 30, of Florence, Brian Willie Benson Lewis, 23, of Bishopville, Demetrius Jamal Cummings, 24, of Greenville, Zanadro Miltaliano Neal, 33, of Greenville, and Darius Jacoby Brown, 28, of Piedmont, are charged in a four-count indictment with conspiracy to attempt to murder a witness of the State of South Carolina, in aid of racketeering activity, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.

It is alleged in the indictment that all five men are members of the Elm Street Piru Bloods.

Cummings was also charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

The men were arraigned Tuesday in federal court.

The maximum penalty Lewis, Neal, Brown, and Williamson could face is a fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonment for 20 years.

The maximum penalty Cummings could face is a fine of $250,000 and/or life in prison.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joe Brewer of the Greenville office.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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