The second teenager convicted of shooting another boy at the Corrine Reid-Owens Transit Center in January 2015 will spend most of the next decade behind bars.
Naceir Mayes, 17, was sentenced June 21 by Racine County Circuit Court Judge John Jude after entering a guilty plea April 1 to the most serious charge against him – first degree attempted intentional homicide – which was amended to first degree reckless injury with use of a dangerous weapon, party to a crime. He also entered a plea to possession of a firearm by a felon. The charge of marijuana possession with the intent to deliver was dismissed but was read into the record.
Jude sentenced Mayes to eight years in prison and another eight years of extended supervision for the reckless injury charge and to one year in prison with another three years of extended supervision for the firearm charge. A jailhouse fight last May netted him an additional 60 days.
Online records of the state Department of Corrections list Mayes in custody.
Mayes was 15 when he and Lamont Koker, 17 at the time of the incident, confronted a rival gang member at the transit center on State Street. The boy was shot twice; one bullet struck him in the chest, and the other bullet passed through the sleeve of his sweatshirt but did not hit him.
Koker agreed last December to plead no contest to the charges against him, and he was sentenced in February to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of extended supervision.
Jude ordered Mayes to obtain his high school diploma or an equivalent, steer clear of the boy and Koker, and to report to Racine Vocational Ministry upon his release. He is also ordered to participate in any counseling and programming his probation agent deems appropriate.
Once Mayes has fully served his sentences, he will regain his right to vote.