Four men were indicted by a Cherokee County grand jury Monday on street gang terrorism charges stemming from a string of entering autos that occurred in Canton in January 2019. Two of the men were also charged with firing shots at a homeowner who authorities said confronted them during the incident.
Kadarius Keyonte Odims and Damonte Dekeys Brown — accused members of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, according to the grand jury — were indicted on charges of racketeering, violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, entering autos and criminal damage to property related to the 2019 incident.
In January 2019, Odims and Brown were arrested in Cobb County and later charged in Canton with firing shots at a homeowner who said he had witnessed them breaking into cars at about 4 a.m. Jan. 24. Odims and Brown were charged with firing shots at the man as they drove away. Police reported they found bullet holes in the victim’s garage and in nearby vehicles.
The grand jury charged the men with breaking into 19 cars in Cherokee County on Jan. 24, 2019. Canton Police reported that all cars were unlocked at the time of the incident.
Odims was also indicted on a charge of sexual exploitation of children. According to the indictment, he had a photograph of a minor “engaged in a condition of bound and otherwise physically restrained” and “depicting a minor and a portion of a minor’s nude body.”
Two other men were charged in relation to the string of entering autos.
Trentavious Watkins and Shaquavion Adkins were indicted on charges of violating the street gang terrorism and prevention act for their leadership roles within the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods and conspiring to engage in gang activity by requiring Odims to pay “dues,” or monetary obligations, to the criminal organization.
Active warrants have been issued for Adkins’ and Watkins’ arrest, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jay Baker said.
An indictment is a formal charge of felony offenses, and defendants are assumed innocent until proven guilty.