February 17, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Kurt Takach, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on February 17, 2017.
Takach, age 49 of Montague, was sentenced to three years of probation and 180 days in jail for third degree Aggravated Assault to run concurrently with three years of probation and 180 days in jail for third degree Resisting Arrest with jail credit for one day. His driver license was ordered suspended for ten years, and he must utilize an ignition interlock device for three years. He was ordered to report to Probation upon release, complete an approved Anger Management Program, submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, write an apology letter to the victim, and pay fines and fees totaling $2,063.00.
He pled guilty on December 5, 2016, to Aggravated Assault, a third degree crime, Resisting Arrest, a third degree crime, and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test, Reckless Driving, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident, all motor vehicle offenses.
On January 24, 2015, the defendant left the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Montague Township. Upon being located by a New Jersey State Police Trooper, he caused bodily injury to the trooper by pushing a car door shut on the trooper’s leg and then causing further risk of injury by physically resisting arrest.
The case was investigated by Trooper Dominic Rubino of the New Jersey State Police. Takach was represented by Martin Morrison, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.