June 27, 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 June 23, 2016, by Eric Acton.
Acton, age 24 of Port Jervis, New York, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Assault, both third degree crimes. Sentencing is presently anticipated for August 12, 2016.
In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to conspiring and agreeing to participate and actually committing an assault on an individual on July 14, 2014, in Montague.
The case was investigated by Trooper D. Thomas of the New Jersey State Police.
Acton was represented by Elizabeth Smith, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.