BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Photos on his Facebook page. Posts that he was loyal to a gang. Gang-related tattoos and brands on his body. DeMarquise Elkins belongs to the "Bloods," said prosecutors on Friday at his bond hearing.
Roderic Nohilly, a gang investigator with the Glynn County Police Department, described the teen's tattoos. He said, "The tattoo on Mr. Elkins right arm, which is the name of his mother, Karimah, over the "I" is a five point star. That is common for the "People Nation" gangs, including the "Bloods."
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The investigator described three burn scars in the shape of a triangle on Elkins arm. "Those three marks generally signify in gang culture the three places that a gang member will end up, which is the hospital, prison or the morgue."
That alleged gang affiliation was a key factor in a judge deciding to keep Elkins in jail.
Judge Stephen Kelley said, "I hereby deny bond at this time."
Elkins, 17, is accused of shooting a 13-month-old baby in what the child's mother described as an attempted robbery on March 21.
Elkins' attorney, Kevin Gough, says his client is not guilty. "We're presumed innocent until proven guilty."
Despite testimony from the teenager's great-grandfather that he wouldn't leave town, Judge Kelley determined that not only is Elkins a flight risk, he's a danger to the community.
The judge did say Elkins will be tried by the end of the year, setting another court date for next month.
A gag order is also being considered, which means anyone involved in the case will be restricted from talking about it.
The other suspect in this case, Dominique Lang, 15, is also in jail right now. His attorney told us she would not seek bond for him, saying Lang is safer behind bars.