Bloods member involved in 2013 shooting faces new charges

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Wildwood man with alleged ties to the Bloods street gang, jailed last year in connection with a Middle Township shooting, faces additional time behind bars as a result of gang activity and drug distribution, according to law enforcement officials. They claim that he is a leader of a drug distribution network and another $200,000 has also been tacked onto his bond.

Isiah “Slugz” McNeal, 29, was charged in July 2013 for his involvement in a Burleigh shooting along with three others in what was then said to be a power struggle within the local Bloods street gang. Also charged at that time were Robert “S” Seney, Andre “Pooie” Moore, and Malcolm “X” Jones.

This week, after a seven-month investigation, County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announced additional charges against McNeal, as well as naming Latoya Walker, 27, of North Wildwood, and Justin Williams, 27, of Maurice River Township, as co-conspirators. McNeal has additionally been charged with gang criminality, a crime of the first degree; leader of a drug distribution network, a crime of the first degree; promotion of organized street crime, a crime of the first degree; and conspiracy to distribute drugs, a crime of the third degree.

According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, Walker was charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs and released. Williams was charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs and lodged in the county jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Last year, Middle Township Police responded to the 1100 block of New Jersey Avenue in Burleigh to a report of shots being fired at a residence. When police arrived, they found that several shots were fired at the home and that a woman’s face had been grazed by a bullet, police said.

Taylor said then that the men involved – McNeal, Seney, Moore and Jones – were all tied to the Bloods, and that the shootings were a result of turmoil between members of two different sets of Bloods.

During the investigation, officials learned that McNeal was also involved in another shooting at the same residence, which occurred the night before, according to information from the county prosecutor’s office.

McNeal was arrested in July 2013 on charges of making terroristic threats. During his arrest, police said he kicked a police car and spat at an officer. He was also charged with fourth degree assault and third degree criminal mischief and lodged in the county jail on $50,000 full cash bail. The following week, McNeal was charged with two additional crimes: a shooting of a motor vehicle, and his involvement in the shooting of the residence on July 11.

McNeal’s bail was set at $250,000 for the July 10, 2013 shooting and $200,000 for the July 11, 2013 shooting. At that time he was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to possess weapons. McNeal’s multiple charges were all second-degree crimes.

Taylor said McNeal was served his new complaints at the county jail, where McNeal is awaiting trial on the previous charges with an additional bail amount of $200,000 set by the Judge Michael Donio.

Taylor urges citizens to report illegal activity anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net, or through Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801, as well as the prosecutor’s office at 609-465-1168.


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