April 19, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced that the Sussex County Grand Jury handed up an indictment to the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C., at the courthouse in Newton on April 14, 2016.
The indictment charges Matthew Fletcher, age 25, of Branchville, New Jersey, with one count of resisting arrest, a third degree crime; one count of throwing bodily fluids, a fourth degree crime; and one count of aggravated assault, a third degree crime. The case was investigated by members of the New Jersey State Police.
The case was presented to the Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Laura L. Nazzaro. Arraignment before the Superior Court in Newton will be within the next 6 weeks.
A Grand Jury indictment is a charge only. The defendant is presumed innocent until guilt may be proved at a jury trial.