New charges filed against alleged Macon Mafia gang leader accused in 2011 killing

awomack@macon.comJuly 1, 2014 

Martin Kendall, seen here in a bond hearing for the July 2011 shooting death of a man outside Wings Cafe on Bloomfield Drive, was charged with possession of contraband by an inmate, interference with government property and nine counts of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act, according to an indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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New charges were filed Tuesday against an alleged Macon gang member accused in the July 2011 shooting death of a man outside Wings Cafe on Bloomfield Drive.

Martin Kintray Kendall, 32, is charged with possession of contraband by an inmate, interference with government property and nine counts of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act, according to an indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court Tuesday.

Kendall, also known by the name "Sawed Off," is alleged to be a leader in Macon's Mafia gang and a documented gang member since 2005.

Authorities have said Kendall was involved in the July 25, 2011, shooting death of Alfred Smith. Smith was shot while sitting in his car in the parking lot. A second man also has been charged in the killing.

Kendall's lawyer has disputed his gang affiliations and said Kendall wasn't involved in Smith's death.

While at the Bibb County jail Jan. 28, 2013, Kendall was caught with a metal shank under his mattress.

Tuesday's indictment alleges Kendall had the shank to "increase" and "maintain" his status in the gang.

When authorities served a search warrant to obtain DNA from inside Kendall's check, it took six people to hold him as he fought against deputies. He bit and swallowed one of the swabs used to collect the DNA, according to the district attorney's office.

Kendall is being held at the Bibb County jail, according to jail records.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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