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November 9, 2018: Seven Plead to Resisting Officers in Street-Racing Confrontation

Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Seven men have pleaded no contest to resisting police officers following a hit-and-run incident at a street-racing gathering in April, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Kylee Michael Carter (dob 10/9/96); Brian Douglas Dion, Jr. (dob 8/6/96), of Gardena; Markie Dijion Gatewood (dob 5/7/97), of Los Angeles; Steven Hurtado (dob 12/11/99), of Paramount; and Davion Anthony Williams (dob 1/15/98) each pleaded yesterday to one felony count of resisting executive officer, according to Deputy District Attorney Philip Norris.

Christopher Luis Ramirez (dob 8/8/96), of Chatsworth, and Michael Robert Ramirez (dob 6/11/98), of Carson, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Henry Hall immediately sentenced Carter and Dion to 90 days in county jail and Hurtado, Williams and Gatewood to 45 days in jail.

The Ramirez brothers were sentenced to three years of summary probation and 20 days of community service.

The defendants also were ordered to cease any activity involving street-racing, sideshows or street takeovers and to pay restitution to the hit-and-run victim.

On April 16, two Los Angeles Police Department officers witnessed a hit-and-run crash during a street-racing gathering at West Manchester and South Western avenues in South Los Angeles. The officers pursued the suspect’s car but were forced to stop when the defendants blocked the patrol vehicle.

The hit-and-run suspect got away. Case BA467339 was investigated by the LAPD.