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Dodge City Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Assault

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A member of a Dodge City street gang pleaded guilty to assaulting people he thought were members of a rival gang.

Twenty-year-old Humberto Ortiz was among 23 people charged in May in a federal racketeering case aimed at gang members.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says Ortiz pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in the aid of racketeering. He admitted that he and fellow gang members assaulted people they thought were members of a different street gang. Two of the victims were stabbed.

Ortiz also admitted in his plea that while he was a member of a gang that used violence, including murder and robbery, to expand the gang's operations.


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