NORFOLK, Va. — A Portsmouth man pleaded guilty on Thursday for his role in a violent racketeering conspiracy and other related firearm charges.
Court documents claim 28-year-old Timothy Sawyer-House, aka “Trouble,” was part of a Portsmouth-based “line” of the Nine Trey Gangsters (NTG), a gang affiliated with the United Blood Nation.
In March 2014, he was in a vehicle with a fellow gang member who opened fire and murdered 23-year old Portsmouth resident, Delante Eley.
Sawyer-House also sold narcotics and firearms on occasions to a confidential informant who was working for the FBI, according to court documents.
Sawyer-House pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Sawyer-House faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum term of life in prison when he is sentenced on October 23.
Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.