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North Georgia authorities arrest 16 people in connection to Ghost Face Gangsters

Ghost Face gangsters (Images: Walker County Sheriff's Office)

North Georgia law enforcement agencies have arrested over a dozen people connected to a notorious gang.

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force says the November 6th arrests came from an investigation into the Ghost Face Gangsters.

Investigators say 11 of the 16 the suspects will be charged under the Georgia Street Gang and Terrorism Prevention Act.

Some of the arrests came from Rossville, LaFayette, and Ringgold.

Related: NW GA law enforcement: Plan to round up Ghost Face Gangsters may not solve crime problem

Below is the list of those arrested. Click on our photo gallery above to see each of their individual mugshots.

  • Joseph Tanner Smith, age 23, Rossville, GA -- Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Casey Gamble, age 26, Rossville, GA -- Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Levi Edgeman, age 22, Lafayette, GA -- Probation Violation, Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Luke Williams, age 21, Ringgold, GA -- Probation Violation, Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Larry Keith Smith, age 25, Ringgold, GA -- Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Corey Osburne, age 33, Lafayette, GA -- Probation Violation, Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Thomas Gaines, age 30, Lafayette, GA -- Probation Violation, Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Travis Wellborn, age 29, Lafayette, GA -- Probation Violation, Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Zane Smith, age 25, Rossville, GA -- Probation Violation, Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • William Wooten, age 25, Atlanta, GA -- Parole Violation, Possession of Methamphetamine, Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Chadwick Clowers, age 25, Dalton, GA -- Probation Violation, Simple Battery, GA Street Gangs Act.
  • Amanda Wellborn, age 32, Rossville, GA -- Probation Violation, Possession of Methamphetamine, Crossing Guard Lines w/ Contraband.
  • Katie Cox, age 21, Rossville, GA -- Possession of Methamphetamine.
  • Cruise Housley, age 19, Chickamauga, GA -- Probation Violation
  • Jonathan Perkins, age 41, Rossville, GA -- Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana <1oz., Possession of Sch. II Hydrocodone.
  • Dillon Mitchell, age 23, Lafayette, GA -- Possession of Marijuana w/ Intent to Distribute, Use of Telecommunication Device to Facilitate a Crime.

In March 2018, federal and state agents announced the arrest of 23 members of the gang on charges ranging from wire fraud to murder.

The Anti Defamation League classifies the Ghost Face Gangsters as a white supremacist gang, but says only some members are white supremacists.

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