A spree of shootings and burglaries over the past year in Minneapolis are being blamed on Dementry Loyd and two others of his Loud Pack gang.
A hearing took place at Hennepin County District Court Tuesday and Loyd's bail was set at $100,000 the Hennepin County Attorney release said. His next appearance is scheduled for March 21. Also involved and charged with several crimes are Montrelle Collins, 20, and Marlon Collins, 21. Marlon has a hearing on March 11 and Montrelle on March 18.
Loyd, 19, of Minneapolis, has charges that start with two burglaries on March 20, 2012 that netted a television, laptop, gold ring, iPhone and credit card. He is also charged with kicking in a door of a home on Nov. 13 and taking a television, two laptops, an iPad and two handguns. The owner used a geo-location feature in the iPad that led to a North Minneapolis apartment house where Loyd was found with the iPad.
Last month, a search of the house where the Collins brothers live with their mother revealed a stolen loaded 9 mm Glock hidden under the mattress of a baby's crib. Marlon Collins said Loyd brought the gun into the house.
Last September, Loyd and the Collins' were with three other men in front of a home when a woman who knew Loyd and the Collins' and asked them if there was a problem. When she would not back down from questioning, the three started walking away and pulled out handguns. The woman ran into the house as shots were fired at her. Three of the bullets hit the house as the three men ran away yelling, "Loud Pack."
In May, Loyd fired shots into cement after confronting a man playing basketball with friends. One was injured by a ricocheting bullet. Loyd was charged with two counts of aid/abetting second-degree assault.
Marlon Collins was also charged with second-degree riot for shooting 13 times at a house in North Minneapolis in September 2011.