MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Two wanted gang members were recently arrested in Macon
and one of them was on the run for nearly two years.
Tuesday, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 31-year-old Melvin Curry Jr., of Macon.
John Edgar, supervisor of the task force, says Curry is a member of the "mafia" street gang.
He was wanted for his alledged involvement in a shoot-out last summer with another rival gang.
"Melvin Curry was wanted by the Bibb County Sheriff's Office on numerous counts of aggravated assault," said Edgar. "In that situation he's alleged to have gotten into a gunfight with some rival gang members where an innocent by stander was shot."
The gun shot victim was shot in the head and survived the shooting.
The U.S. Marshal task force also arrested 24-year-old Elbert Darnell Jordan.
According to Edgar, Jordan is a member of the street gang known as the "bloods." He was wanted for aggravated assault and participation in a street gang.
"We recieved information that Elbert was hiding out at a residence off of Houston Avenue," said Edgar. "The task force and Bibb County Deputy Sheriffs went to the location. We went up on the porch knocked on the door and we were let in. We found Mr. Jordan in the back of the house and arrested him without incident."
Both men are currently being held in the Bibb County Jail.
Curry is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated assault.
Jordan was indicted by a Bibb County Grand Jury in December on four counts of aggravated assault.