Vincent Barone, New York Post, August 5, 2020
He was set free and allegedly went right back to shooting.
A Brooklyn gang member, released without bail in May on an attempted-murder charge, participated in at least three drive-by shootings after he was freed, federal prosecutors allege.
Darrius Sutton, 23, was initially arrested in connection with a May 16 shooting in the courtyard of an East New York building that left a man seriously injured.
Despite the attempted-murder rap, Sutton was set free without bail the same day of his May 20 arrest. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said the lone witness in the case recanted.
Less than two months after being sprung, the purported Bloods gang member allegedly joined others in three drive-by shootings this summer.
The gunplay took place between July 13 and 14 and were just a few of the six shootings in which Sutton participated over the past year, federal prosecutors allege.
Sutton is now being held in federal custody pending his trial after being arrested again last week, days after law enforcement officials executed a warrant at his East New York apartment. He faces up to 10 years in prison on federal charges for criminal possession of a weapon by a felon.