A member of the Nine Trey Gangsters was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in four murders and several additional non-fatal shootings across South Hampton Roads, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
According to court documents, Anthony Foye, 26, of Suffolk, is a member of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a street gang with members in states across the East Coast that is affiliated with the United Blood Nation.
Foye and another gang member convicted of multiple murders, Nathaniel Mitchell, were trying to gain a reputation within the gang as “shooters,” federal prosecutors said.
“In furtherance of his membership in the gang, Foye murdered Al-Tariq Tynes, Vandalet Mercer, Linda Lassiter, and Wayne Davis, shot into a residence in Portsmouth, and shot several other individuals across South Hampton Roads (in 2015),” prosecutors said in a news release. “Almost none of the shooting victims had any affiliation with the Nine Trey Gangsters or any other street gang, and three of Foye’s murder victims were the parents or grandparents of young children.”
Foye pleaded guilty on Sept. 8, 2017, to four counts of murder in aid of racketeering activity.