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 Paul Murch.
Murch, age 21, of Belleville, pled guilty to third degree Eluding. Sentencing is presently scheduled for February 3, 2017.
The defendant admitted that when Andover Police attempted to pull him over for speeding he ignored police and continued riding his motorcycle into Newton. He eventually stopped the bike and tried to flee on foot when he was apprehended by police.
Murch was represented by Daniel Marchese, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.