January 18, 2017
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 January 17, 2017 by Shannon Decker.
Decker, age 40, of Franklin, pled guilty to Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest, both crimes of the third degree. Sentencing is presently scheduled for March 3, 2017.
Defendant admitted that she struck Franklin Police Officers while they were trying to arrest her after responding to an unknown medical condition where the defendant was found to be highly intoxicated. Decker also admitted to another incident where, again when police were trying to arrest her, she resisted by punching and kicking Hamburg Police officers.
Decker was represented by David Nufrio, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier, Esq.