A Jersey City man has admitted to stabbing a rival gang member with a knife in 2020.
According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, on Thursday Sheldon Mays, aka “Thottie,” 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon – a knife – in aid of racketeering.
The stabbing of the rival gang member took place on Aug. 3, 2020. Mays and seven others, all of whom are associated with a street gang operating in and around the Curries Woods Public Housing Complex in Greenville – identified as “Curries Woods” or the “Tay Tay Shrimp Gang” or the “Sharks” – allegedly did so in retaliation for a prior gang-related assault.
At the time of the assault, the victim was walking down a Jersey City street when Mays and the others approached in two cars. They parked in the middle of the street, and proceeded to punch and kick him. During the assault, Mays stabbed him, inflicting life-threatening injuries.
Four other gang members pleaded guilty in the case last August.
The charge of assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering activity is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 18, 2023.
The extent of crime in Jersey City is unknown.
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