The Varrio Carnalas gang injunction litigation came to an end on July 17, 2014 when Judge Robert Brotherton of the 30th District Court signed injunctive orders against the last of the named Varrio Carnales defendants.
Wichita Falls City Attorneys James McKechnie and Kinley Hegglund working with Assistant District Attorney Meredith Kennedy successfully obtained injunctions against 28 VC gang defendants during the course of the 2 year litigation.
This gang injunction prohibits specified gang-related actions that the gang uses to increase its power and intimidate innocent persons. These prohibited actions include traveling in a vehicle at night, occupying a motor vehicle with weapons or illegal drugs therein, threatening other persons, and associating with other Varrio Carnales gang members. The prohibitions are primarily applicable to the “VC #2 Safety Zone,” which is depicted in the attached map. This injunction is intended to reduce Varrio Carnales gang activity in the same manner as the previously issued Hoova Crips, PLM, and North Side Crips injunctions.
By joining forces and working together, the City of Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls Police Department, Wichita County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office are sending a strong message to the community that they are devoted to combating the City’s Criminal Street Gangs. Each agency has done its part to fight the war on crime and gangs in Wichita Falls.
Click here to see map: VC-2 Safety_Zone