February 29, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Richard Gordon who appeared before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., at the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown on February 26, 2016.
Gordon, age 31 of Roselle, was sentenced to an extended term sentence of twenty (20) years in New Jersey State Prison (NJSP) subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA) for Armed Robbery to run concurrently with eight (8) years in NJSP for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. He is subject to five (5) years of mandatory parole supervision. He was given credit for 1493 days served. He was ordered to pay $380.00 in fines and fees and $965 in restitution. He is to have no contact with victims.
Gordon pled guilty on October 21, 2015, to Armed Robbery, a first degree crime, and to Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, a second degree crime. The State requested that the Court sentence Gordon to an extended term as a persistent violent offender based on his prior convictions in Union County for Armed Robbery and for Robbery.
On July 12, 2011, Gordon and his two co-defendants planned to rob and then actually robbed the Byram Quick Chek. A handgun was employed by one of Mr. Gordon’s co-defendants during the robbery.
Gordon was represented by Elizabeth Smith, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.