Teen Violence and the Gilbert Goons: A Timeline of East Valley Tragedies and Investigations

PHOENIX, Arizona – Allegations of teen violence and the emergence of a possible gang called the Gilbert Goons have rocked the East Valley in recent months, following the death of 16-year-old Preston Lord. The FBI has become involved in the investigation, shining a light on the scope of youth violence in the area. Lord, a student at Combs High School, was attacked outside a Halloween party in Queen Creek and later died from his injuries. …

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Violent Attacks in East Valley Linked to Gilbert Goons: Five Suspects Arrested

PHOENIX (AP) – Five people have been arrested in connection with violent assaults on minors in the East Valley last year, with one suspect admitting affiliation with the notorious gang Gilbert Goons. The Pinal County Sheriff’s office announced the arrest of Jacob Pennington, 20, of Gilbert, for his involvement in a November attack in San Tan Valley. According to a probable cause statement, Pennington confessed to being associated with the Gilbert Goons. In a separate …

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Teen Violence: Gilbert Goons Gang Investigation Continues in Arizona

GILBERT, AZ – The Gilbert Police Department has announced that they are currently investigating eight cases of teen violence, with some potentially linked to a group called the “Gilbert Goons.” This announcement comes as the department reopened four cases and received four new reports related to these incidents. Additionally, online tips have been instrumental in aiding the investigation, according to authorities. There is a serious effort to determine whether the “Gilbert Goons” can be classified …

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