Authorties Capture Georgia Fugitive Who Had Phoenix Connections In Phoenix

David DeWayne Young

On Monday officials announced that a fugitive from Georgia who may have connections to Phoenix has been apprehended in Mexico.

Agents from the FBI’s Atlanta division collaborated with agents from Phoenix and law enforcement allies in Mexico to apprehend David DeWayne Young on Saturday evening in Hermosillo, located approximately 180 miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border.

Referred to as “Khaos,” Young is believed to be a member of a notorious street gang named Ghost Face Gangsters. In January of 2023, he was charged as one of 76 defendants in Operation Ghost Busted, the biggest drug conspiracy case in the history of Southern District of Georgia.

In December 2022, a federal warrant was issued for Young’s arrest. He was the final fugitive to be apprehended in the case.

On February 29, 2024, the FBI released a bulletin stating that Young, who has numerous tattoos, may be evading authorities in Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point, a beach town in Mexico. The bulletin mentioned his possible connections to the Valley without providing further details.

Hermosillo and Puerto Peñasco are both located in the Sonora state of Mexico, with a distance of approximately 280 miles between them.

The Southern District of Georgia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office has stated that the Ghost Face Gangsters, were responsible for the distribution of significant quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and various other narcotics.