December 16, 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 December 15, 2016.
The indictment charges Brianne Lutz age 33, of Newton, New Jersey with the third degree crime of receiving stolen property having a value or more than $500 but less than $2000, and the fourth degree crime of receiving stolen property having a value of between $200 and $500.
The case was presented to the Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie LaCarrubba. 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.