December 16, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Christopher Courter, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on December 16, 2016.
Courter, age 34 Hopatcong, was sentenced to five years of probation with credit for 45 days time-served. He was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations from same, write a 300 word letter of apology, complete 100 hours of community service work, submit a DNA sample at his own expense, and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00.
He pled guilty on October 18, 2016, to Receiving Stolen Property, a third degree crime.
The defendant received a Dell laptop and an iPhone on June 19, 2016, in Hopatcong, knowing the property was stolen.
Courter was represented by Bruce Farrier, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.