December 14, 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 December 14, 2016 by Erin McManus.
McManus, age 27, of Hopatcong, pled guilty to fourth degree Obstruction and was sentenced to two years probation on condition that she maintain employment, undergo a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations, submit to random urine monitoring, complete 100 hours of community service, and pay $155.00 in court fines and fees.
The defendant admitted she gave a false name to Hopatcong Police during an investigation 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.
The defendant was with two other co-defendants at the time of the investigation for possible possession of CDS.
McManus was represented by Janine Cerra, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie LaCarrubba.