MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man has been convicted of aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the 2018 stabbing of a New York City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Geno McIntosh, 29, was found guilty, following a bench trial on Wednesday, February 5, before Judge Bernard DeLury on the following charges:
- Count 1- Aggravated Assault 2nd degree
- Count 2- Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon 3rd degree
- Count 3- Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose 3rd degree
- Count 4- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon 4th degree
- Count 5- Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons 4th degree
On November 26, 2018, McIntosh stabbed Kristeph Cassimere, in the neck with a folding knife after Cassimere declined to sell him a cell phone. The incident took place on Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City with numerous witnesses present. Atlantic City Police officers responded immediately and McIntosh was apprehended two blocks away within minutes with the help of eyewitnesses who provided a description and identified him. Cassimere was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division with a stab wound and he was released after treatment.
Assistant Prosecutor Laura Heisman represents the state in this matter. Sentencing is scheduled for February 27, 2020.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.