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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 37-year-old Akilah Crittenden pleaded not guilty on Thursday, October 17th to charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and resisting an officer.

Crittenden was arrested during a traffic stop near 36th and Burleigh on Saturday, October 5th. it began with a low-level offense. Police say they initially pulled Crittenden over because he wasn’t wearing his seat belt. Police caught up with Crittenden and say he tried hiding his loaded gun in a shelving unit at O’Reilly Auto Parts — behind a bottle of motor oil.

On Milwaukee streets, investigators say Crittenden is known by the nickname “Kill” and prosecutors say he is the leader of the gang called “The Murda Mob.” Court documents show The Murda Mob was connected to homicides, drugs, hundreds of armed robberies and threats to kill police officers.

In a search warrant filed after the traffic stop, investigators say Crittendon set up “safe houses” to hide gang members.

If convicted on all the charges from the traffic stop, Crittenden faces more than 10 years in prison. He’s due back in court on November 11th.