The Boston Police gang unit has arrested three men from Roxbury and Dorchester on charges they stole a headstone out of Oak Lawn Cemetery in Roslindale for a teen murdered in 2017.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says investigators are looking at whether the three have anything to do with the theft of another headstone at the cemetery for a teen murdered in 2015. However, the Herald reports the theft of Gerrod Brown's headstone on March 29 might have been in revenge for the other teen's headstone being knocked down in an ongoing feud between gangs from the Mildred Hailey and Annunciation developments. Brown, just 16, was shot to death at Mildred Hailey.
Tyler Greene-Davis, 22, of Roxbury, Tyrese Sealy, 20, of Roxbury, and Jiovanny Matos, 22, of Dorchester were all charged with malicious destruction of property, larceny over $1,200, and desecration of a place of burial for allegedly stealing Brown's headstone - which was found at Annunciation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
All three had their bail on earlier cases revoked for 90 days, the DA's office reports. At the end of the period, Matos will have to put up $50,000 to get out of jail pending the outcome of his new case, Sealy $7,500 and Greene-Davis $10,000. In 2021, Greene-Davis was arrested on Fuller Street in Dorchester on gun and heroin-distribution charges.