The defense team for Tyquan Powell, indicted in the murders of a Scotland Neck man and Gastonia woman, continues preparing for potential death penalty prosecution in the United Blood Nation case.

Faced with two counts of murder in a United Blood Nation federal racketeering indictment, Tyquan Powell is eligible for the death penalty, according to an order signed today denying his pretrial release.

Tyquan Powell is scheduled for his arraignment and detention hearing Thursday in Charlotte after his indictment in a sweeping United Blood Nation racketeering conspiracy last month.

Two men charged in a sweeping racketeering probe among United Blood Nation members have entered not guilty pleas.

A woman indicted in a case alleging racketeering charges among reputed United Blood Nation members has pled not guilty.

Gang ties to a 2016 murder in Scotland Neck have been uncovered in a sweeping indictment of United Blood Nation members following a federal investigation.

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