Mays Landing Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Cumberland County
At just 21-years-old, a Mays Landing man now faces charges of not only robbery but attempted murder after he and an accomplice failed to carry out a plan to rob an alleged drug dealer in Vineland.
A drug deal gone wrong is the reason for Tahjir Rease of Mays Landing getting indicted on multiple charges after allegedly failing to rob and kill a dealer from Cumberland County.
While he's the only one currently in custody, he didn't commit the crimes alone. According to NJ.com, Rease had an accomplice who has yet to be identified.
NJ.com claims that Rease and the accomplice made contact with the Vineland resident expressing their intent to purchase marijuana. Upon arriving to the residence, they both allegedly played a part in an attempt to rob the dealer which involved holding a weapon up to his/her head; the gender of the dealer has not been identified.
According to reports, the accomplice fired a weapon on Rease's command, hitting multiple people present at a garage on the property.