October 4, 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 October 3, 2016 by Erin McManus.
McManus, age 27, of Hopatcong, pled guilty to fourth degree False Reports and Driving While Suspended. Sentencing is presently scheduled for November 18, 2016.
The defendant admitted that she gave false information to Hopatcong Police as to her identity while a passenger in a car during a motor vehicle stop so she would not get in trouble. She then took possession of the vehicle and drove it knowing that her license was suspended.
McManus was represented by Leanne Healy, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.