Four Convicted In Gang-Related Drive-By Shooting In Georgia’s Cobb County

On Wednesday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Nicholas Poole, James Daniels, Bryce Dowell and Thomas White had pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison for their involvement in a drive-by shooting that occurred at a Marietta apartment complex in June 2021. 

The individuals are members of 2Solid, a Cobb County hybrid gang with ties to the Bloods. White is also a member of an older Cobb County hybrid gang known as Good Product Team (GPT).

“Time and again, these defendants put lives at risk by committing and directing repeated acts of violence across our state,” said Carr. “Thanks to our strong partnerships with local law enforcement and the Georgia Department of Corrections, we were able to secure their convictions and put a stop to these senseless shootings.”

The case was investigated by the Cobb County Police Department, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and the Atlanta Police Department (APD), and it was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Ryan Piechocinski, who serves as Assistant Chief of the Gang Prosecution Unit.

“I am exceptionally proud and thankful for the dedication of the women and men in law enforcement across our region. This case demonstrated the depth of concern these women and men share for the well-being and safety of our community members – people they may not know personally, yet still take great interest and personal risk in protecting,” said Cobb County Police Chief Stuart VanHoozer. “I want to highlight the success of our criminal intelligence analysts who recognized, from memory, one of the suspects being sought in Atlanta for the initial shooting that prompted Cobb Police Department’s involvement. I also commend the proactive work of our agents, detectives, and Violent Crime Bureau who were able to locate and link these individuals to shootings here in Cobb County almost immediately after the shootings occurred.”

“Additionally, the strong working relationship consistently demonstrated between the Paulding County Sherriff’s Office, the Atlanta Police Department, and the Cobb Police Department continue to support our collective efforts to save lives and protect people not just in our own jurisdictions, but regionally,” VanHoozer added. “Finally, the hard work and support in investigating, organizing, and prosecuting crimes of this magnitude from Attorney General Carr’s office, particularly the Gang Prosecution Unit, is needed and sincerely appreciated.”

The individuals entered the following guilty pleas:

Nicholas Poole pleaded guilty to:

  • 24 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 4 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree
  • 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the Second Degree
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

James Daniels pleaded guilty to: 

  • 22 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 4 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree
  • 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the Second Degree
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Bryce Dowell pleaded guilty to:

  • 20 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 4 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree
  • 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the Second Degree
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Thomas White pleaded guilty to: 

  • 8 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 4 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree
  • 2 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the Second Degree
D & B Staff

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