Bloods gang member threatens federal agent, makes gun gesture to intimidate witness in open court
According to the complaint, Randolph whispered "dead ass, dead ass" while he passed an agent from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
A member of Bloods gang has been booked for allegedly threatening a federal agent in an attempt to disrupt the case against Devone "Moneybags" Jeffreys who is currently on trial for impersonating a police officer in a 2015 home invasion and rape case.
Kysheeq Randolph, 23, also had witness retaliation charges slapped against him.
According to the complaint, Randolph whispered "dead ass, dead ass" while he passed an agent from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), New York Post reported.
Shawn Edmonds, the agent in question, took this as a threat, prosecutors said. The phrase is a street slang that translates to serious.
Randolph is then said to have mimicked a gunshot while Ronnell Peterkin, a witness in the case against Jeffrey, took the stand.
At the time, he is said to have been in the "direct line of sight" to Peterkin, the witness, ATF agent Tenitris McInnis said in an affidavit. Rudolph is said to have used his fingers "to mimic the shape of a gun and point to his right temple" towards Peterkin.
Then, "a few minutes later, the defendant made a second gesture with his right hand. But this time he pointed the gun gesture to the bottom of his chin in an upward movement,” agent McInnis said.
On July 31, Jeffreys and his team of accomplices allegedly robbed a home in Williamsburg claiming to be NYPD officers. They are accused of robbing a drug dealer while holding him at gunpoint. They allegedly tied up people with duct tape and attempted to steal heroin and money, the federal charges against them state.
Peterkin was an accomplice in the crime but took a plea deal last year and took the stand on Friday, October 17.
Randolph was present in the court during the entire witness testimony. He is currently being held without bail. Jeffreys' case will be resumed on Tuesday, October 22.