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Atlantic City Man Enters Guilty Plea in Assault Case Outside of Centerfolds Caberet

After entering a guilty plea, Jamaul Timberlake asked to be released. The Court noted that while it appreciates Timberlake taking responsibility for his actions, he remained a danger to the community and will continue to be held without bail pending sentence.

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On January 4, 2023, Jamaul Timberlake, 31 of Atlantic City. entered a guilty plea in Superior Court to third-degree Aggravated Assault.

Timberlake is one of three men accused of assaulting Irving Mayren-Guzman, 19, in Pleasantville outside Centerfolds Cabaret Delilah Road on January 23, 2022.

Mayren-Guzman was assaulted by three men after being escorted out of the club by bouncers.

Timberlake, along with brothers Garnell and John Hands, are shown on video assaulting the teen after an altercation outside the strip club.

Timberlake admitted under oath yesterday that he and his two co-defendants outnumbered Mayren-Guzman and recklessly caused significant bodily injury to him.

After the entry of his guilty plea, Timberlake asked to be released and the Court noted, that while it appreciates his taking responsibility for his actions, he remained a danger to the community and will continue to be held without bail pending sentence.

Mayren-Guzman was reported missing on January 23, 2022, after last being seen at Centerfolds Cabaret.

His body was located on January 25, 2022 in the marsh area near the club by a volunteer from a search party.

The cause of Mayren-Guzman’s death was determined to be the result of hypothermia, drowning, and alcohol intoxication.

For the charge of Aggravated Assault, Timberlake is set to receive four years in New Jersey State Prison when he is sentenced on February 22, 2023.

His plea and sentence are contingent on both Garnell Hands and John Hands also entering into guilty pleas later this month.

The case was investigated by the Pleasantville Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.