Facebook posts put accused NC gang member behind bars

Kedrick Wright

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – The FBI says Facebook posts led them to an accused member of the United Bloods Nation.

Kedrick Alriet Wright, 20, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm charges Wednesday. The FBI says they found multiple Facebook posts on his account of him holding guns and making threats on the social media platform.

Wright has previously be convicted of breaking and entering, attempted breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit common law robbery.

In an affidavit the FBI states that they found photos of Wright on Facebook holding two assault weapons with high capacity magazines. The gun in his right hand appears to be an AK-47 rifle and an SKS rifle in his left hand.

In a December 23 post, Wright reportedly posted a picture of himself sitting in a chair with a pistol in his lap. One day later, he captioned a Facebook photo saying “Walkin thru the mall dolo with 18 shots.”

Then on January 1, Wright uploaded a video of himself shirtless, shooting a pistol approximately 15 times in a neighborhood, according to the affidavit. Another video was reportedly posted three days later from his mothers home of him lifting his shirt and showing a pistol tucked into his pants.

The FBI says they also found violent, threatening posts on his Facebook account such as, “I’m inchin to kill, give me a reason I will, I’ll end the beef with the steel!”

His most recent post to Facebook on February 1 says, “Deactivating my fb.”

According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Wright was arrested on Wednesday, February 3.

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