Simon City Royal sentenced for kidnapping
Today a known Simon City Royal gang member is sentenced to 22 years in prison for a 2015 kidnapping in Jackson County.
Thirty-year-old Christopher Gray pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to kidnap and one count of kidnapping. On July 25th, 2015, Christopher Gray and five other Simon City Royals were accused of kidnapping a woman and taking her to a house on Travis Avenue where they beat her.
District Attorney Tony Lawrence says this indictment was one of the first to use the existing gang laws in an attempt to enhance punishment for gang members.