Gang's "Big Homie" Gets 11 Years, 8 Months In Federal Prison

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Stephone Reed
Stephone Reed

A member of the local Gangster Disciples who was involved in a carjacking and then a high-speed chase has been sentenced to serve 11 years and eight months in federal prison.

Stephone Lee "Lo Key" Reed, 23, appeared before Judge Curtis Collier.

Police said Reed was the gang's "Big Homie."

He was among a group police called the "Worst of the Worst."

After a March 31, 2012, carjacking in Brainerd, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper spotted the stolen car in Bradley County. It was stopped after a pursuit.

Anston Baker and Demarquis Dillard  were captured in the car, but Reed fled and was later caught.

Amanda West told police she was arriving home at 312 McBrien Road when three black males approached her and demanded her vehicle. She said one of the trio, who had dreadlocks in his hair, pointed a gun at her and demanded items she had in her hand as well as the vehicle.

She said when she responded no, another one of the robbers told the gunman, "Shoot her in the leg."

Ms. West said she begged not to be shot and handed over the items. She then ran into her house.


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