3 From Atlantic County, NJ, Sentenced in Centerfolds Cabaret Assault Case
Three men from Atlantic County have been sentenced for their roles in the assault of 19-year-old Irving Mayren-Guzman at Centerfold's in Pleasantville in January 2022.
- 31-year-old Jamaul Timberlake of Atlantic City was sentenced to four years in state prison
- 30-year-old Garnell Hands of Atlantic City was sentenced to five years
- 25-year-old John Hands of Pleasantville was sentenced to four years
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says Mayren-Guzman was assaulted by all three men in the parking lot of the now-shuttered Centerfolds Cabaret in Pleasantville on January 23, 2022.
Timberlake, along with brothers Garnell and John Hands, were captured on surveillance video assaulting the teen during an unprovoked altercation outside the strip club. All three defendants outnumbered, outsized, and outmatched the teen when they cornered Mayren-Guzman, each taking turns beating him, with Mayren-Guzman sustaining multiple blows to the head resulting in significant bodily injury to him.
Mayren- Guzman was reported missing on January 23rd. His body was found two days later in a marshy area near the club.
The cause of Mayren-Guzman’s death was determined to be the result of hypothermia, drowning, and alcohol intoxication.
The City of Pleasantville forced Centerfold's to close one month later.