March 9, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an indictment before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on March 9, 2016, by Michael Stafford.
Stafford, age 30 of Newton, pled guilty to Criminal Trespass, a fourth degree crime. Sentencing is presently anticipated for April 22, 2016.
In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to entering an individual’s house through a window.
The case was investigated by Patrolman S. Vertetis of the Newton Police Department.
Stafford was represented by Leanne Healy, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.