Michael Stallworth, 35, of Seaside Heights, was sentenced to seven years New Jersey State Prison as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to Aggravated Assault, in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred in Brick Township on July 26, 2021.
On July 26, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Officers of the Brick Township Police Department responded to the parking lot of the ShopRite on Route 70 in Brick in response to a male victim having been stabbed in the parking lot. Responding Officers found a 44 year-old male victim with apparent stab wounds to his back. The victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where he was treated for his injuries and released.
An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, resulted in Stallworth being identified as the individual who stabbed the victim and caused his injuries. On July 26, 2021, a warrant was issued for Stallworth’s arrest. Originally a fugitive from justice, Stallworth surrendered himself to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division on August 29, 2021, and was initially lodged in the Ocean County Jail. Stallworth is presently lodged in the Essex County Correctional Facility – serving a sentence on a federal violation of probation.