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Alleged Mobile gang member pleads guilty to threatening police on Instagram

By Brendan Kirby

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    MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) — A man who commented on a social media livestream of a traffic stop earlier this year pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening a police officer.

Jamarcus Manuel, 20, of Mobile, pleaded guilty to threatening interstate communications. As part of the plea bargain, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend a non-prison sentence.

The incident took place at about 11 p.m. on April 21 when Officer Michael McGuire pulled over a black Chevrolet Tahoe on Summerville Street. According to an FBI agent’s affidavit, one of the passengers was Milton “Milt-Milt” Carter. According to testimony at a preliminary hearing earlier this year, Carter was the target of mistaken-identity fatal shooting at the Bank Nightlife club on Azalea Road in September 2022.

Prosecutors alleged that Manuel, along with the occupants of the car, were members of a local gang known as the Purple Babies.

One of the passengers began using a cell phone to livestream the encounter. Co-defendant Justin Gormon, who pleaded guilty in July, wrote “Imm smoke mike when I catch ‘em.”

Manuel responded: “We got some for Mike,” followed by “Justin way we finna find mike.

Gormon and Manuel both are scheduled to be sentenced in April.

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