Man, 24, cops plea in Silver Lake Park mugging –

Man, 24, cops plea in Silver Lake Park mugging

The defendant and an accomplice knocked the victim to the ground in Silver Lake Park and stole cash, said prosecutors.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Stapleton man, who authorities say mugged a victim in Silver Lake Park last year, won’t have time to smell the roses where he’s headed.

Shauntique Thompson, 24, of Warren Street, faces a two-year prison sentence under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors.

A criminal complaint said the events unfolded at around 6:40 a.m. on May 16, 2020.

Thompson and an accomplice were armed with a sharp object when they fell upon the victim, according to the complaint and an indictment.

The pair knocked the victim to the ground and swiped an undisclosed amount of cash, the complaint said.

The victim suffered an arm laceration requiring medical treatment, said the complaint.

Police recovered a knife with blood on it when they arrested Thompson’s accomplice, the complaint said.

Thompson was indicted on charges including robbery, assault and grand larceny.

He pleaded guilty on Wednesday in state Supreme Court, St. George, to attempted second-degree robbery to resolve his case.

In exchange, the defendant will be sentenced on Oct. 20 to two years behind bars and 18 months’ post-release supervision.

His lawyer did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the case.

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