Alleged Gremlin Gang member Darron Carter surrenders
Four alleged members of the Gremlin Gang are still wanted by law enforcement after another turned himself in Monday night.
Darron Carter, accused of being a member of the Gremlin Gang, turned himself in to Abbeville Police. Joined by family and friends, Carter, 18, went to the door of the Abbeville Police Department, where police then took him into custody.
Carter is currently being held in the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on $1 million bail.
Carter is one of 17 indicted in connection to the Gremlin Gang last year. Police arrested Kavan Broussard, Gene Williams III, Nakia Zenon, Wesley Laviolette, Gregory Bessard, Roland Bernard, Andrew Granger, Stephen Walker, Kendall Breaux and Xavier Dyson last December.
State Police arrested Aaron Carter in Breaux Bridge on Feb. 20. Cody Guidry, another alleged member of the gang, turned himself in to Abbeville Police last Wednesday.
Still wanted are Travis Cooper, Jerran Diggs, Kirkland Demouchet and Jonathan Landry. Anyone with information on their whereabouts can contact Abbeville Police at 893-2511.
John Barnett, a national civil rights activist working closely with the families of the alleged gang members, said he expects some of the members will turn themselves in, possibly as early as next week.
Darron Carter was a focus of comments during Capt. Clay Higgins’ Crime Stoppers segment last month. Higgins, who has since resigned from, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, mentioned Carter by name during the segment.
“Darron Carter, do you think men like these are afraid of an uneducated, 125-pound punk like you, that’s never won a fair fight in your life and holds his gun sideways?,” Higgins said. “Young man, I’ll meet you on solid ground anytime, anywhere. Light or heavy, makes no difference to me. You won’t walk away. Look at you. Men like us, son, we do dumbbell presses with weights bigger than you. And the convicts in jail, most of those men are good people who just found themselves crossed with the law. They’re not evil and they don’t respect you or any punk like you. They’ll toss you around like a rag doll.”
Raymond Brown, another civil rights activist working with the families of the accused, said those comments made it difficult for Carter to turn himself in.
Brown, who is from New Orleans, has been adamant that the “Gremlin Gang” has never operated in Abbeville. He has revered to those allegedly involved as the “Abbeville 17.”