June 27, 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 June 23, 2016.
The indictment charges Eric Faulkner, age 32, of Newton, New Jersey, with one count of robbery, a first degree crime; one count of burglary, a second degree crime; one count of aggravated assault, a third degree crime; one count of possession of a weapon, a third degree crime, and one count of theft by unlawful taking, a third degree crime.
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.