September 22, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 19, 2016 by Thomas Pfefferkorn.
Pfefferkorn, age 19, of Vernon, pled guilty to Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, a crime of the third degree. Sentencing is presently scheduled for October 28, 2016.
The defendant admitted that he punched a pane of glass into a Vernon Police Officer’s face while the officer was investigating a possible vehicle hit-and-run.
Pfefferkorn was represented by Janine Cerra, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.