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Gang members indicted for spree of car break-ins
Vehicle break ins northeast forsyth
Authorities say that two suspects were caught on home security cameras during the incident. They urge anyone with more footage to come forward.

The Forsyth County Superior Court indicted two alleged gang members of the Gangster Disciples this week for a spree of break-ins which targeted dozens of vehicles in three northeast Forsyth County neighborhoods in September.

On Monday, a Forsyth County Grand Jury chose to indict William L. Doyle, aka “Wimp,” and Jonkevius P. O’Neal, on a variety of different charges.

Vehicle break ins
- photo by Ben Hendren

Authorities say that early on Sept. 3, 2019, Doyle and O’Neal walked from driveway to driveway in the Wild Meadows, Whisper Point and Orchard Lakes subdivisions off Hopewell Road, entering unlocked vehicles and stealing valuables.

In total, Doyle and O’Neal entered 28 vehicles, including a marked law enforcement vehicle and an unmarked Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. The men also allegedly entered the garage of one residence during the incident, authorities said.

Multiple firearms were stolen from the vehicles, including a Bushmaster AR-15 and Glock 42 owned by a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputy; a TAZER owned by the City of Alpharetta Police Department; and a 9mm handgun owned by a private citizen. Thieves also stole electronics, wallets, designer sunglasses and a ballistic vest, authorities say.

A 2018 Dodge Charger was also stolen during the incident.

After a day-long coordinated effort between Forsyth County authorities, the Clayton County Police Department and Greene County Sheriff's Office, authorities later recovered the AR-15 rifle in Clayton County.

One of the thieves was identified and arrested in September when the AR-15 was recovered, authorities said.

Both men have now been charged with 28 counts of entering an automobile, 12 counts of theft by taking, three counts for violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, two counts for possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and one charge of burglary.

According to indictment documents, Doyle and O’Neal are allegedly associated with the Bloxh Rixh gang, a subset of the Gangster Disciples criminal street gang.

These cases will be presided over by Superior Court Judge David L. Dickinson. O’Neal’s case will be prosecuted by Forsyth County Assistant District Attorney James A. Dunn, according to court records.