“Bloods” gang member sentenced to prison

Johnathan Davon Coleman, aka “Swag,” 23, of Woodbridge was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison, followed by five of supervised release for his role in the armed robbery of an escort.

Coleman pleaded guilty on March 18 to using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during or in relation to a crime of violence. According to court documents, Coleman, along with another Bloods gang member, robbed an escort at gun point on June 26, 2013, at a Dumfries hotel. Coleman set up the escort for the robbery by pretending to be a client. He pushed his way into her hotel room, shoved the victim into a mirror, and ultimately robbed her while brandishing a firearm.

Court records also reveal that Coleman took part in a Nov. 10, 2014, assault on a residence that involved attacking an individual who answered the door, throwing bricks through the windows of the residence, and discharging a firearm into the residence. This incident occurred in Prince William County.



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