March 21, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Charles Baumgardner, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on March 18, 2016.
Baumgardner, age 31 of Branchville, was sentenced to two years of probation to run concurrent with his current term and to two days in the Keogh-Dwyer Correction Facility. He received four days of jail credit. He was ordered to continue all counseling and treatment to pay all minimum fines and fees.
He pled guilty on December 21, 2015, to Resisting Arrest, a third degree crime, Obstructing the Administration of Law, a disorderly persons offense, and Simple Assault, a disorderly persons offense.
On October 23, 2015, he was involved in a domestic dispute. New Jersey State Police Troopers responded. Baumgardner committed the assault that caused the police response. The defendant was uncooperative with responding Troopers by locking himself in a bathroom and thereafter violently resisting arrest by refusing to relinquish his hands to officers and struggling while being placed under arrest.
Baumgardner was represented by Carmen Liuzza, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Jerome P. Neidhardt.