July 11, 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 July 5, 2016, by Christopher Urban.
Urban, age 49 of Vernon, pled guilty to third degree Conspiracy and third degree Theft. Sentencing is presently anticipated for August 26, 2016.
In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to conspiring and agreeing to participate and actually participating in the October 18, 2015, staged robbery of the Vernon Lukoil gas station.
The case was investigated by Detective Keith Curry of the Vernon Township Police Department.
Urban was represented by William Oake, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.